Candidate Profile: Human Rights Officer

  • Act as the local representative on human rights issues and always act in the goal of advancing human rights causes and actively defend members going through related issues;
  • Develop knowledge and expertise on such issues as human rights, and employers’ human rights plans;
  • Review employer’s equity plan on a regular basis;
  • Provide human rights-related input into the local executive’s decision-making processes;
  • Develop and promote initiatives that encourage members’ participation on human rights matters;
  • Organize education sessions and sensitization training for local members in conjunction with other local representatives and encourage members to participate at other related events (regional and national conferences, etc.); and
  • Notify regional leadership immediately in the event of an incident related to health and safety in the workplace.