Vacancy: Campaigner with the Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights

The Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights are hiring a campaigner. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 19 May and I’ve posted some of the details below. The full details and application form are available at:

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The ICBHR is a coalition of civil society organisations and academic experts working collaboratively to progress corporate accountability, based on respect for human rights and the environment. We want to shift the power imbalance between communities and large corporations. The key purpose of the coalition is to collaborate and advocate strategically to achieve:

  • Mandatory, gender responsive human rights and environmental due diligence legislation in Ireland. 
  • Ireland’s support for the development of a UN binding treaty on business and human rights, with a gender and human rights defender perspective. 

Members of the Coalition include Trócaire, Trinity Centre for Social Innovation, Comhlámh, Front Line Defenders, Fairtrade Ireland, Global Legal Action Network, Centre for Business and Society of University College Dublin, Oxfam Ireland, Latin American Solidarity Centre, Christian Aid Ireland, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Friends of the Earth Ireland, National Women’s Council of Ireland, Proudly Made in Africa and Rachel Widdis, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. Observers are ESCR-Net, Action Aid Ireland, TerraJusta and Save Our Sperrins. The Irish Coalition on Business and Human Rights is a representative network of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ).

In this role you will coordinate public campaigning across the ICBHR members, to mobilise members of the public on corporate justice and in support of the rights of communities and human rights defenders facing corporate harm. In addition, you will undertake secretariat duties of the ICBHR. This role will be managed within Trócaire. 

This contract may be extended subject to receipt of funding.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Advocacy, this is a contract of 7 months and can be homeworking in Ireland or Irish Coalition member office (when public health guidelines allow).

Safeguarding Programme Participants-Children & Adults

Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding people within our programmes from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with ICBHR members to implement the strategic plan 2020;
  • Coordinate across ICBHR members to mobilise members of the public to take action on corporate accountability;
  • Support the functioning of the ICBHR Steering Group, Advocacy Working Group and Campaigns working group;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by ICBHR from time to time.

Organisation of events such as mass lobby days, public actions and photo calls;

Coordinate development of engaging accessible campaign materials;

Update the ICBHR website;

Secretariat role: minute taking, notice of meetings, agenda development, collating updates and resource materials, budget monitoring and coordinating task follow up;Behavioural Competencies in Line with Trócaire’s Competency Framework 

  • Leading: Reflecting our values of Participation & Accountability, acts to inspire and lead others to achieve their potential, demonstrating Trócaire’s values with integrity in order to achieve our organisation’s objectives.
  • Communicating: Reflecting our value of Participation, being one organisation, communicating clearly and transparently across, teams, units, divisions, locations and other external organisations. Getting our message across with impact.
  • Collaborating: Reflecting our values of Participation & Solidarity, partnering effectively as One Trócaire organisation and, in solidarity, maintains positive relationships built on trust and respect.
  • Stewardship of Resources: Reflecting our value of Accountability and decision-making around the best use of resources. Using our resources transparently, sustainably, ethically, fairly & with integrity; acknowledging Trócaire’s reputation in the use of resources. 
  • Delivering Results: Reflecting our values of Accountability & Perseverance, getting a quality job done through effective performance, planning and decision-making.
  • Continual Improvement & Learning: Reflecting our values of Participation & Courage, constantly looking to learn and develop self, employees, and partners to better fulfil Trócaire’s’ mission.
  • Flexibility & Change: Reflecting our values of Participation & Courage, adapts positively to change and to different ways of doing things; manages or takes part in change processes in a way that is appropriate to role in the organisation.


Person Specification – Essential Requirements

(E) Qualification

  • Relevant third level degree – in human rights, social policy, international development or similar.

(E) Experience

  • At least 2 years of a proven track record in campaigning on issues of human rights/social justice.

(E) Skills

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Experience working with coalitions and a commitment to working in collaborative fashion with ICBHR members, and other networks and allies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

(E) Qualities

  • A proven commitment to teamwork.
  • An ability to maintain a positive attitude working in an environment where results are difficult to achieve and quantify.

(E) OtherPerson Specification – Desirable

(D) Skills

  • Knowledge of business and human rights
  • Knowledge of the Irish political system
  • A proven track record in effective advocacy on human rights issues.


For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Please be aware that screening and interviewing for this role will be conducted by a number of ICBHR member organisations, by applying you give your consent to have your CV and cover letter shared with those involved in this process.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 19 May

Please note, interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 May

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this role, please contact

At Trócaire, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of performance and integrity in line with our organisational values. All recruitment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs. Trócaire is committed to creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, recruiting and employing staff from diverse backgrounds and with diverse identities, at all levels in the organisation. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disability. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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