sharing in governance of extractive industries
Advocacy Officer (part-time, 3 days per week)
Deadline: 9am Monday 10 March 2014
The Peru Support Group (PSG) is a UK-based membership organisation that seeks to promote the rights of Peru’s poorest and most vulnerable groups. We are seeking a new advocacy officer to manage our parliamentary and other lobbying work, with a focus on human rights, extractive industries and climate change, in addition to some other duties. …
Reports to: PSG Management Committee
Based: London, Holloway
Salary: £22k p.a.
Duration: Full time contract for six months, with possibility of renewal
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