ILO Forum China Prog Off (Wash DC)

China Program Officer

International Labor Rights Forum (Washington, DC)

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Posted: July 16, 2015 | Job Type: Full Time

The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally. We hold global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; we advance policies and laws that protect workers; and we strengthen workers’ ability to advocate for their rights. More information about ILRF is available at
ILRF seeks a China Program Officer who has worked with Chinese academics and civil society groups on strategies to improve workers’ rights. The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires significant international travel. The Program Officer reports to ILRF’s Legal and Policy Director and coordinates ILRF’s programs in China, working closely with the ILRF policy and legal teams and local partners, ensuring all grant reporting and proposal writing is completed in a timely and high quality manner.
Job Responsibilities:
Coordinate the day-to-day administration of ILRF’s China Program:
  • Monitor project implementation by:
  • Communicating, as regularly as possible, with implementers electronically or face-to-face as necessary (in English and Chinese);
  • Reviewing and analyzing partner data to produce quarterly reports;
  • Coordinating with supervisor and relevant internal staff on project implementation;
  • Identify, research, and make recommendations for individual, foundation, and organizational funding prospects;
  • Manage funder relations by updating and meeting regularly with funders;
  • Work with finance staff to update budgets and ensure narrative and financial reports are well-coordinated and high quality;
  • Conduct research to remain up-to-date on rule of law, labor, economic, and civil society issues in China, as well as to update relevant staff as needed;
  • Complete special projects as needed; and
  • Travel frequently to China.
  • Experience developing or implementing capacity-building programs
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills in English
  • Experience applying for grants, including writing applications and producing reports
  • The ability to work within deadlines while handling two or more projects at once
  • A strong interest in workers’ rights and economic justice
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, including reading and writing
ILRF has a generous benefits package. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Employment status: full-time, exempt, bargaining unit. Reports to: Policy and Legal Director.
To apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and a writing sample in both English and Mandarin to before August 4th, 2015. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
ILRF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities.
This description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

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