Research coordinator 

With profound research and advice, Profundo aims to make a practical contribution to sustainability and social justice. Our work mainly focuses on international commodity chains, the financial sector, government policies and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our international client base includes civil society organizations (CSOs), trade unions, research institutes and government institutions, as well as foundations.
An important group of clients are CSOs and trade unions across the world who are seeking to ensure that the finance sector in its financing decisions respects internationally recognized environmental, social and governance standards. Among these clients is the network of Fair Finance Guide International (FFGI) and Fair Finance Asia (FFA), which is currently active in 14 countries (Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam) and expects to expand its activities to other countries. The CSO coalitions in every country monitor and assess the policies and practices of the largest financial institutions active in the banking, insurance and pensions markets.
To coordinate our research work around the adoption and implementation of high ESG standards in the finance sector, we are looking on the shortest possible notice for an experienced
Research coordinator
Your role will be a combination of research, training, advisory and coordination activities. Part of your research work will focus on improving the FFGI Methodology for the Assessment of Responsible Investment and Finance Policies, that we have developed together with the CSOs collaborating in the FFGI and is based on international standards and initiatives.
Other research projects will assess how financial institutions take up their responsibility as agents of change, influencing the daily operations and investment plans of their corporate clients, and how the finance sector could be more influential in the required transformation of economy and society in a sustainable direction.
With trainings you will help CSOs and trade unions understand how the finance sector operates, how it could be influenced and how the finance and investment policies of financial institutions can be benchmarked. You will also advise our clients on all kinds of strategic questions related to the further development of a powerful voice expressing what civil society expects of the financial sector.
Your coordination activities will deal with all different research and advice requests from CSOs and trade unions in this field, to ensure that other Profundo researchers are involved efficiently and in a timely manner.

Functie eisen

We expect you to:
• have a university degree in finance or a sustainability-related field of study;
• have substantial experience with research on CSR and policy topics, preferably related to the financial sector;
• have managed research or advise projects in which a broad group of international stakeholders was involved;
• feel highly motivated to foster the integration of sustainability and social justice in corporate practices;
• be a stress resistant and strategic thinker with excellent planning and communication skills;
• show experience in writing and editing well-structured reports in English, while experience in reading and writing in other major languages would be an advantage; and
• live within commuting distance of our office or have the willingness to relocate.

Wat wij je bieden

We offer:
• a key role in the execution of challenging and varied research and advice projects with a high social relevance;
• an organizational structure which aims to enable your personal and professional development;
• an international team of highly motivated colleagues with diverse fields of expertise;
• daily contacts with an inspiring civil society network spanning the globe;
• regular opportunities to travel abroad for trainings and meetings;
• a friendly office close to the Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station;
• a contract for 32 to 40 hours per week (to be determined in consultation);
• flexible working hours and the option to work part-time from home;
• an initial monthly salary for 40 hours/week between € 2,779 and € 4,385, depending on experience; and
• a good pension scheme and other fringe benefits.

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Type: Baan

Periode: Vaste aanstelling

Functiegroep: Projectmanagement

Aantal uren: 25 - 36 uur

Locatie: Omgeving Amsterdam

Taal: English

Minimale opleiding: WO

Duurzaamheid tag:

Duurzame bedrijfsvoering & Supply chain Duurzaamheid implementatie Sociaal ondernemerschap Maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen Certificering & Rapportering

Profundo BV
Locatie: Amsterdam
Profundo is een onafhankelijk not-for-profit bedrijf met een duidelijke missie. Met diepgaand en op feiten gebaseerd onderzoek en advies willen we een praktische bijdrage leveren aan een duurzame wereld en sociale rechtvaardigheid. Kwaliteit komt op de eerste plaats, gericht op de behoeften van onze klanten. Met ons multidisciplinaire team willen we dieper graven en verder kijken, om u zo goed mogelijk te helpen bij het realiseren van uw duurzame ambities.

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