Legal Advisor in Business and Human Rights

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) is an independent, non-profit
legal and educational organization dedicated to enforcing civil and human rights worldwide. We
initiate, lead and support legal interventions to hold state and non-state actors accountable for human
rights abuses.

Who we seek

We are looking for a candidate with an interdisciplinary profile and at least two years of relevant work
experience. A deep understanding of the Business and Human Rights field and the political and legal
debates around the German supply chain law is essential.

What we have to offer

We foster an appreciative working environment, allow flexible working time models and take into
account the (time) needs of parents and other people with care work responsibilities. In addition, we
offer you numerous other benefits – from beautiful, central office space and team activities to free yoga

What the job includes

  • Support ECCHR’s Business and Human Rights program, in particular in the implementation
    of the newly adopted German supply chain law
  • Research facts and write background reports, legal and political analyses, expert opinions, and
    possibly legal briefs related to the German supply chain law
  • Communicate with partner organizations, government authorities, lawyers, people affected by
    and seeking justice for human rights abuses
  • Participate in and organize events including workshops, conferences and panel discussions
  • Advocacy and public relations
  • Train Legal Trainees
  • Take part in occasional travel in and outside Europe

What you bring to the table

  • A law degree or relevant university degree, for example in economics or political science, with
    a human rights background
  • At least two years of work experience in relevant fields
  • A deep understanding of Business and Human Rights discussions, especially possible
    interventions and legal mechanisms under human rights due diligence and supply chain laws,
    in particular the German supply chain law
  • Excellent written and spoken German and English skills are required, Spanish or French are a
  • Experience in working with organizations and people in Latin America and/or Asia
  • Experience and comfort using standard computer software
  • A team-player with high social and negotiating skills
  • Willingness and ability to grasp new topics, work with new partners and in diverse teams
  • Willingness to travel occasionally in and outside of Europe
  • A structured and conceptual approach to work
  •  Identification with ECCHR’s goals

The position is ideally to be filled by January 2023 and is limited to May 31st 2024.

Our work is strengthened by the diversity of colleagues at ECCHR. We expressly welcome applications from candidates of all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to foster the employment of colleagues with disabilities. Please send your written application in German or English until by email only in one attachment by 15, November 2022 to:

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, E-Mail:
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
Zossener Str. 55-58, Aufgang D
10961 Berlin