The Head of International Projects (HIP) is a new role working on Migrant Justice Institute’s global research, advocacy and engagement activities to strengthen migrant workers’ access to justice and supply chain accountability for exploitation. Our international projects complement Migrant Justice’s work within Australia, led by the Legal Director.
In September 2022, we will launch a new multi-year project to strengthen migrant workers’ access to justice for wage theft. The HIP will lead much of the work on the project, with two key components. The first is establishing a new transnational advocacy forum on access to justice for wage theft that empowers and connects civil society, unions and other organizations and builds capacity of Forum members to exert influence in key international government and business forums. Working closely with the Co Executive Directors, the HIP will also strategically develop and maintain relationships with advocates and partners in a range of countries, as well as with governments, business, international organisations and donors. This includes representing Migrant Justice in senior meetings and international and regional forums, and identifying opportunities in which Migrant Justice can support and amplify the work of local advocates to maximise impact.
The second component involves leading legal and empirical research to develop evidence-based models for law and policy reform by governments and business. The HIP will draft public reports and other materials that build capacity among advocates, lawyers and unions to drive change within their jurisdictions and internationally and support the global advocacy movement for justice for migrant worker exploitation. The Forum, and production of materials to support advocates, are supported by the Solidarity Center, Open Society Foundations, and the Migration for Development and Equality (MIDEQ) hub.
This role presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher, lawyer and strategic advocate to transform understandings of migrant worker exploitation and drive impactful new approaches to achieving justice.
Interested applicants are welcome to email Bassina Farbenblum, Co Executive Director, if they have questions about the role (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications close 15 June, 2022.