Manager, Collective Action
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability. We are proud to say that we have a team of some of the most talented and motivated people in the industry working in our global offices in Copenhagen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
One of BSR biggest collaborative initiatives the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is looking for a full time collective action manager.
MACN is a global business network working toward the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. BSR provides the Secretariat function for MACN. MACN promotes good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments, and other forms of corruption. MACN collaborates with key stakeholders, including business, governments, civil society, and international organizations to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption in the maritime industry. To meet this objective, MACN implements collective action projects in developing countries that address both the supply and demand side of corruption.
The MACN Collective Action Manager position operates as an integral part of the global MACN team and will work together with other collective action managers, communication resources, coordinators, and students This is an exciting time to join a growing team that is responsible for managing and developing MACN.
The Collective Action Manager will be primarily responsible for scaling MACN´s collective action projects in West Africa and to drive private-sector leadership on combating corruption in the port and maritime sector. The Collective Action Lead reports to the MACN Director and will be based in Copenhagen.
- Lead regional projects in West Africa ( primary focus on Nigeria,) based on an established project work plan.
- Work closely with MACN’s local partners based in West Africa to ensure success of the projects. This includes frequent travels to Nigeria, and occasionally also to Senegal, and Cameroon to engage with local project partners and external stakeholders.
- Coordinate quarterly and monthly on collective action program performance reviews against budget and expected outcomes and impacts and report to BSRs senior management and external donors.
- Coordinate with the MACN communications team to regularly review and suggest updates for website content on MACN as needed (homepage, events, articles, reports, etc.).
- Support engagement and recruitment of global companies to participate in MACN collective action projects, especially those relevant for the West Africa market.
- Be responsible for the development and the launch of the first ever Global Port Integrity Index, measuring the level of integrity in ports worldwide
- Obtain funding and explore opportunities for future funding for MACN’s global collective action program
Please Note: Only candidates with these specific requirements will be considered:
- Minimum 5-10 years of international program management and/or transport and logistics experience.
- Master’s degree or similar in international development, legal/compliance, transport and logistics, or related field.
- Experience in project cycle management, including budgeting and reporting and monitoring and evaluation (ODA funded projects).
- Experience in establishing and executing partnerships with international donors, governments, international NGOs, and private-sector organizations.
- Experience in managing subcontractors and local implementing partners in low-or middle-income country(s).
- Extensive and practical field experience working and/or living abroad in low-or middle-income country(s), and in particular West Africa.
- Fluency in English required. Fluency in French is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in acquisition of project funding is highly desirable
- Exceptional interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating effectively with others in a challenging environment.
- Willingness to undertake business travel, including to challenging environments (up to ~30% time).
- High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity.
- Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.
- Global networks related to MACN programmatic areas, including anti-corruption, compliance, governance, trade facilitation, maritime trade, transparency, and international development broadly.
- The ability to operate independently in the field
- Highly entrepreneurial individual—resilient, flexible, adapts easily to shifting priorities.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, essential.
- Proven program manager—able to develop and communicate clear goals and objectives as well as execute on details.
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