Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Job Circular 2020. ETI is a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations, working in partnership to improve the working lives of people across the globe who make or grow consumer goods – everything from tea to T-shirts, from flowers to footballs. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and work in conditions of freedom, security and equity.
Corporate members include many high street names, from fashion outlets like Zara and Next to department stores and supermarket giants like Debenhams, Tesco and Asda; from ethical retailers such as The Body Shop to global food brands like Typhoo and Princes.
Our voluntary sector members bring specialized knowledge of labour rights and international development, while our union members represent nearly 160 million workers around the world in every country where free trade unions can operate.
With nearly 60 member companies, our collective influence is growing every year; our member companies’ ethical trade activities already cover some 40,000 suppliers, reaching more than 8.6 million workers.
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Job Circular 2020
Duty Station: ETI Bangladesh Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Contract Type: Fixed – term appointment
Duration: Immediate start until 31st July 2021(Renewable, depending on availability of fund)
Ethical Trading Initiative Bangladesh
ETI Bangladesh Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of ETI; established with the aim of designing and delivering programmes and activities in Bangladesh to achieve ETI’s global vision and strategy. As part of that vision ETI Bangladesh Ltd is delivering the Joint ETI (JETI) Social Dialogue Programme in Bangladesh. The programme is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income workers working in global supply chains by enabling worker voice. Bringing together global brands, their suppliers, local trade unions and other stakeholders; JETI Social Dialogue Programme drives impact for workers and business via workplace-based interventions with the aim of improving dialogue between workers and management and to build workers’ capacity to represent their needs.
In order to quickly and effectively address the risks to a safe return to work following the Covid-19 pandemic, ETI is launching a new intervention titled “Supporting women in the garment industry, earn a living, stay safe and be respected in a COVID-19 environment” to build on the possibilities and access provided by its existing Social Dialogue intervention in Bangladesh. The project, funded by DFID through its Vulnerable Supply Chain Facility, will add and trial a strong Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) component to a selected number of factories while working with partner brands and other stakeholders through an Expert Support Network to scale and replicate best practices among further suppliers in Bangladesh as well as in similar production markets such as Myanmar. An investment in workplace OHS is paramount for responsible business, and safe workplaces play a critical role in keeping workers safe from the virus while also acting as a conduit for cascading information on the crises to inform and raise awareness between workers, their families, and communities.
As a result of the new intervention 25,500 workers in 20 factories will receive digital tab-based OHS awareness raising training; 6 factories will have repurposed their factory facilities to ensure safety and security at workplace while 1,000 factory managers will receive comprehensive OHS training on how to take effective measures preventing the spread of COVID-19. The project will also establish an Expert Support Network constituted by brand representatives and expertise with the aim of creating sustainable replication/scalability mechanisms effectively communicating best practices and lessons learnt generated by the project to the wider supply chain.
For more information about the ETI and our programs, please visit https://www.jointeti.org.
ETI Bangladesh is looking for enthusiastic and qualified candidates for the following post based in Dhaka, Bangladesh:
Job Title: Programme Coordinator
Reports to: Programme Manager
Job Statement: The Programme Coordinator will hold responsibility for coordinating effective implementation of ETI’s OHS project ensuring that contracted milestones are delivered and that all components are on time, of high quality and coordinated with ETI’s Social Dialogue programme initiatives.
Main Purpose: Under supervision of the Programme Manager, the Programme Coordinator will oversee the implementation of the project titled “Supporting women in the garment industry, earn a living, stay safe and be respected in a COVID-19 environment”. In addition, s/he will also support the broader Social Dialogue Programme ensuring that coordination and efficiencies are in place.
- Overall project coordination, technical guidance and management of the project titled “Supporting women in the garment industry, earn a living, stay safe and be respected in a COVID-19 environment”.
- Based on the overall work plan, develop and implement monthly and quarterly work plans, ensuring ongoing adaptations based on need and in response to the changing context, in consultation with internal team members and external stakeholders ( i.e. factories, brands, relevant local entities etc. supporting the programme).
- Identifying, coordinating and networking with stakeholders relevant to the project for the implementation of activities at every level outlined in the project framework.
- Designing, developing and implementing project communication and advocacy strategies, and supporting the formulation and functioning of the Expert Support Network national learning sharing platform.
- Liaising with other programme partners to coordinate joint efforts.
- In collaboration with ETI’s MEL Specialist, oversee project data collection and monitoring of project activities
- Outline donor reports and other written updates as per need (both for internal and external purpose) on the progress and finances of the project
- Assessment of workers’ needs as well as their awareness of OHS and labour rights more broadly.
- Working closely with the international and local OHS specialists developing training tools, guidance documents, IEC and BCC materials relevant to the project.
- Supporting and conducting delivery of training to identified stakeholders.
- Developing TORs and working with the relevant department on the recruitment of consultants when and where necessary.
- May also be expected at times to contribute to other areas of work based on availability and organization need.
- Minimum seven years’ project management experience, preferably in international development, local NGO and/or responsible business. Prior experience of working on OHS issues in the RMG sector would be preferred.
- Master’s degree in social science, international development or other relevant field
- Strong project and team management skills, including managing teams and projects distributed in multiple geographies.
- Evidenced knowledge in project cycle management including planning, designing, budgeting, M&E, reporting and documentation.
- Knowledge of, or experience in, OHS, supply chain issues and labour rights.
- Experience in training, advocacy, and communication.
- Strong writing skills and experience in preparing learning document, case study, event report.
- Experience in facilitating various multi-stakeholder platforms
- Strong time management and organizational skills, including the ability to meet stringent deadlines, communicate progress on projects or event planning, and work with Programme Manager to coordinate multiple projects concurrently.
- Excellent interpersonal skills for working with both internal and external stakeholders.
- High degree of self-control and self-motivation toward excellent deliverables and strong interest in sustainability issues and role of business in creating a just and sustainable world.
- Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment.
- High ethical standards and commitment to ETI Bangladesh core values of leadership, respect, and integrity.
Interested candidates are required to submit their detailed CV (No more than 4 pages) along with a letter of interest (No more than 1 page) at
within 8th August 2020. Must be mention the Job Reference No. ETIBD-PC-082020 in your application mail subject line. Early submission is strongly encouraged as application collection and selection process will go simultaneously. Only short listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.
ETI Bangladesh values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities