Manager, Human Rights

Job Type

Full Time




1 rue Saint-Georges



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 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

Position Overview

The Manager will be part of BSR’s fast-growing team of more than 15 human rights experts. S/he will manage human rights projects for companies in the EMEA region, and for this reason BSR’s Paris or Copenhagen office is the preferred location for the successful candidate.

BSR’s global consulting work covers a range human rights issues, including civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. It encompasses a range of work, such as assessing the human rights impacts, risks, and opportunities of companies; developing mitigation strategies, policies, and impact management plans; developing remediation plans; supporting human rights reporting and stakeholder engagement efforts; addressing human rights in the supply chain; and supporting BSR’s Human Rights Working Group.

The Manager will also be a part of the larger EMEA consulting team and may support other sustainability projects beyond human rights as needed.

The successful applicant will be:

  • Passionate about human rights and BSR’s mission to advance human rights through its work with the private sector.
  • Comfortable in a high-performing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and challenging work environment.
  • Client ready, with significant experience in developing and delivering presentations to engage senior clients.
  • Structured and analytical in communication and work products. 
  • Experienced in managing several projects simultaneously.


The Manager will assume responsibility for managing member relationships and projects. This will require:

  • Managing several projects concurrently.
  • Leading the intellectual agenda for projects, shaping the scope, methodology, and approach.
  • Maintaining day-to-day company relationships.
  • Preparing for and leading workshops.
  • Leading and guiding production of company-ready work products.
  • Managing multiple project teams of BSR colleagues (typically 3-4 people).
  • Developing and managing to a clear project timeline and budget.
  • Ensuring consistent delivery of best-in-class work products.

BSR leads several human rights initiatives which involve regular quarterly meetings and discussions with groups of more than 20 companies. The Manager will be expected to make a significant contribution to the success of one or more of these collaborative initiatives focused on human rights.

Business Development and Thought Leadership: The Manager will work with the Human Rights team and other industry directors to grow existing relationships and build new opportunities. This includes contributing to BSR’s research, thought leadership, and external engagement. The Manager will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the business and human rights community internationally and locally.


Candidates with the below specific requirements will be considered:

  • Significant experience (at least 5 years) in a high-performing, fast-paced, and challenging work environment.
  • Significant experience working on business and human rights issues. This may include consulting to companies on human rights, working in NGOs and civil society organizations, implementing human rights programs in the field, or undertaking and publishing significant research on human rights issues in a business context.
  • Consulting experience and/or proven ability to perform the key functions of a consultant, including developing and maintaining client relationships; pursuing and creating business opportunities; and managing multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Well-developed leadership and people skills, including a demonstrated ability to enhance the skills and effectiveness of other team members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (i.e. structured, concise, impactful).
  • Willingness to undertake international business travel (up to 25 percent of the time).
  • Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment.
  • High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity.
  • Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, and/or other language skills are a plus.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
  • Master’s degree or advanced study from top-tier program in human rights, sustainability, or related discipline is not required, but is preferred.


As part of our dedication to diversity, BSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at BSR are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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