Program Officer – Above Ground
Above Ground, a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, promotes respect for human rights and
the environment by multinational companies and their public-sector partners. We shed light on
how Canadian business activity abroad contributes to human rights crises, from threats to
Indigenous peoples to the global climate emergency. We advance solutions to hold Canadian
companies to account for their impacts abroad, and to secure access to justice for the victims of
abuse. Above Ground produces research and analysis, facilitates collaboration and exchange,
and advocates for policy and law reform. Our team, which consists of 2.75 full-time equivalent
staff positions, operates in a decentralized office.
Above Ground seeks a committed, highly motivated advocate to fill our program officer position.
The successful candidate will work closely with Above Ground’s director, in frequent contact with
Above Ground’s communications team and in collaboration with Above Ground’s domestic and
international civil society partners to advance our corporate accountability work. The precise
tasks will be determined based on the successful candidate’s skill set.