Human Rights Specialist – Supply Chain Risks



Personal Qualities


We’re 20,000 colleagues in more than 30 countries delivering oil, gas, wind and solar power to 170 million people worldwide. Taking on tough energy challenges is our job. Right now, we’re facing an enormous task: supplying the world with the energy it needs, while lowering emissions.

We’re up for the challenge. Are you?

The position

By joining our team in CFO you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide expertise and practical advice on all matters relating to labour rights and decent work in Equinor’s supply and value chains.

  • Proactively ensure experience transfer across teams and business areas, and leverage learnings into tools and best practices. 

  • Advice and contribute to establishing meaningful performance indicators and monitor the business’s progress accordingly. 

  • Contribute to internal and external reporting and disclosure. 

  • Develop and facilitate training on labour rights and decent work. 

  • Stay updated on external developments and best practice within fields of expertise. 

  • Support to the function as required. 


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for:

  • A master’s degree qualified in a relevant field (such as but not limited to, social sciences, international relations, conflict studies, law specialisation in human rights, etc.)Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications. 

  • Fluent English language and communication skills, both oral and written. 

  • Proven practical experience in business and human rights/labour rights in relevant sector such as extractive industry, construction, garment, agriculture and food industries, or consultancies supporting multinationals on human rights/labour rights. 

  • Literacy in international human rights standards for business practices (amongst other UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Equator Principles). 

  • Ability to analyse numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information. Break information into component parts, patterns and relationships. Probes for further information and greater understanding of problem and focus on timely deliveries with the right quality. 

  • Proven strong ability to influence stakeholders including senior leadership.

  • Ability to drive change and implement requirements and best practices throughout the organization. 

  • Support the function with subject matter expertise on human rights. 

  • Candidate should be located within commutable distance from London Paddington office.

General information

Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

As a UK employer, Equinor has a legal obligation to ensure that candidates have the right to work in the UK. If the right to work in the UK has not been established, the employment or assignment will not commence until the necessary checks have been satisfactorily completed and acceptable evidence provided. Equinor reserves the right to withdraw the offer of employment or assignment in the event that the relevant requirements are not met.

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