Projects Assistant and Researcher (Ref: Projects Assistant and Researcher)

Minerva İş Dünyası ve İnsan Hakları Derneği İstanbul
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İngilizce (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate),İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
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Who We Are?

Minerva BHR is a non-governmental organization located in Istanbul, which brings together a number of highly qualified and experienced experts, distinguished lawyers and academicians in the field of business and human rights and complementary areas. As a pioneer on this field in Turkey, Minerva BHR aims to become an NGO that contributes to promoting responsible business conduct and advocating for corporate responsibility to respect human rights throughout their operations. Minerva BHR’s main objective, in the light of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, is to prevent, mitigate or remedy human rights violations arising from business operations, especially those within global supply chains. To this end, Minerva BHR aims to keep an arms’ length distance to all stakeholders in order to develop and implement viable, feasible and practical solutions that benefit the society while facilitating a dialogue between all public, private and civil actors with the mission of improving lives of people while eradicating exploitation as well as human rights abuses linked to business activities.

With a particular focus on modern slavery, child labour, diversity, equity and inclusion, forced labour and human trafficking, youth employment, access to remediation, occupational health and safety, migrant workers, climate change and clean environment, union rights at work, COVID-19 impact, conflict affected and high risk areas, technology and living wage workers; Minerva BHR contributes to the arena by engaging in capacity building, human rights due diligence, as well as awareness raising to close regulatory gap and human rights trainings.

Role and Responsibilities

As a Projects Assistant and Researcher, you will:

  • Conduct comprehensive research, evaluation and risk assessment of companies' human rights policies, practices, and reporting standards, particularly those affecting vulnerable groups and within global supply chains.
  • Assist in writing reports, articles, blogs, and social media content that highlight BHR updates, project outcomes, and Minerva BHR’s research findings.
  • Participate in fieldwork to collect data, including conducting focus group discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews (KIIs), and contribute to data analysis and human rights risk assessment reporting.
  • Support the planning and execution of various projects aimed at promoting responsible business practices and protecting human rights, including organizing events, workshops, and training sessions.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders, including NGOs, academic institutions, and corporate partners.
  • Contribute to advocacy efforts and capacity-building activities that promote awareness of human rights issues in business contexts and support the development of practical, rights-respecting solutions.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is fluent in Turkish and English, with excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Holds a bachelor's degree in law, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Has at least a year of experience in a relevant field of human rights.
  • Has a strong interest in corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and human rights.
  • Demonstrates proven research skills, with the ability to conduct in-depth analyses and synthesize complex information.
  • Is prepared to travel for fieldwork and engage directly with affected communities and stakeholders.
  • Is enthusiastic, practical-minded, and good-humored, with a professional work attitude and a commitment to seeing tasks through to completion.
  • Has a drivers license and actively drives.
  • Understands the demands of project work, which may not always conform to a typical nine-to-five schedule.
  • Can take initiative, work independently, and manage time pressure effectively when needed.

We Offer:

  • A challenging and rewarding position within a young, energetic organization committed to promoting corporate responsibility for human rights in Turkey.
  • Opportunities for fieldwork, including travel and hands-on engagement with diverse projects.
  • Training possibilities and the chance to develop your skills in a practical, impactful setting.


To apply for this position, please send us:

  • A motivation letter (maximum one page) explaining why you want to join Minerva BHR.
  • An up-to-date CV and a recent writing samples.

Submit your application to: with “Application – Projects Assistant and Researcher” in the subject line of your email.

Minerva İş Dünyası ve İnsan Hakları Derneği

Minerva İş Dünyası ve İnsan Hakları Derneği, Türkiye’de iş dünyası ve insan hakları alanını ana odağı yapan ilk sivil toplum kuruluşudur. Minerva, daha eşitlikçi ve kapsayıcı bir toplum yaratmak amacıyla daha fazla olumlu etki sağlamak için; kamu kişileri ve uluslararası kuruluşların yanı sıra iş dünyası, finans ve sivil toplum aktörleriyle birlikte çalışmaktadır.
Minerva'nın ana misyonu, Birleşmiş Milletler İş Dünyası ve İnsan Hakları Rehber İlkeleri ışığında, sorumlu işletme davranışını teşvik etme ve tedarik zincirlerindeki modern kölelikle mücadele etmektir. Minerva, insan haklarına saygı gösterilmesine ilişkin şirket sorumluluğunun oluşturulmasını savunmaktadır. Bu amaçla, uluslararası en iyi uygulamalardan edindiği yerel bilgi birikimini kullanarak tüm kamu, özel ve sivil aktörler arasında bir diyalog kurarken; uygulanabilir, elverişli ve pratik çözümler geliştirmek ve uygulamak için tüm paydaşlarla birlikte çalışmayı amaçlamaktadır.

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