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JOB DESCRIPTION

INTERN IN SOCIAL COMPLIANCE

Position based in Accra, Ghana (West Africa)

Company description

Ethical Apparel Africa is a sourcing company that provides international apparel brands with ethical, cost competitive and quality manufacturing solutions in West Africa. Our vision is to demonstrate that ethical manufacturing can and should be done at scale, not just associated with luxury or expensive product. Based in Ghana and Benin, EAA has a dynamic team bringing decades of experience from around the world in product development, quality assurance, account management, social impact, operations and finance. We work with West African factories to build technical and ethical standards to international standards. Our clients are international brands mostly from Europe and the USA interested in growing a manufacturing base in Africa with a positive social and environmental impact.

 

EAA has a two-pronged business model. We provide brands with sourcing services - including raw material sourcing, product engineering and quality assurance – for which we charge brands a commission of the value of their product. We also function as a capacity building organization, providing technical and compliance support to African-owned factories, as described. This capacity building is always provided free of charge to our factory partners and is mostly supported via partnerships with development agencies such as USAID.

Position overview

We have a great opportunity for a number of interns to join us that have a passion and desire to make a difference in clothing manufacturing. This is the perfect role for someone looking to develop and widen their knowledge by working at the frontline in the fastest growing continent for garment production.

The Interns will be based in Accra, Ghana with occasional trips throughout West Africa. The roles will work closely with the EAA social compliance team as well as local factories.


Internships are a minimum of 3 months unless significant experience is offered in the following areas:

  • Modern Slavery

  • M&E reporting systems

  • Grant writing and applications

  • Women’s health education

 

Key responsibilities

 

  • Support the EAA Social Compliance manager to

    • Review compliance status (against EAA social compliance tool) and agree continuous improvement plan with each factory

    • Develop processes, training and measurement tools for the factories to use in improving their social compliance

    • Complete worker listening groups and develop action plans with the factory in response

    • Work with external training providers to facilitate courses and programmes to improve soft skill levels from operators to middle management.

    • Complete Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework for each benefit programme and make recommendations for future programmes.

  • Research thought leaders and market role models to bring the best in social compliance thinking to the EAA agenda

  • Data collection and analysis to help drive a wider change agenda for the region

  • Research and apply for relevant grants to support empowerment work.

 

Specific qualifications, skills, and attributes required

  • Relevant educational qualification or experience within social compliance, ethical trading, human rights and/or auditing

  • Understanding of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework and experience in data collection and analysis as well as report writing

  • Experience in building capacity or conducting awareness campaign on Modern Slavery

  • Specific experience in monitoring Occupational Health and Safety a plus

  • Experience in using mobile technology to collect beneficiaries feedback a plus

 

How to apply

 

  • As applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, kindly send a resume ​and a separate and specific cover letter for this position ​to talent@ethicalapparelafrica.com, using the reference “INTERN SOC COM 2019”​ as the subject of your email.

  • Only complete applications with accurate references will be considered and only the most qualified candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

 

More information on www.ethicalapparelafrica.com