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Responsible to: GFI’s Program Manager
Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Over 200,000 workers, of whom as many as 32,000 are children, labor in unhealthy and unsafe conditions in Nepal’s brick kilns. The informal nature of the industry, which operates on the periphery of communities and with little government oversight, has served to entrench exploitive labor practices such as forced, bonded, and child labor. While work conditions are often harsh, the brick industry provides needed income to thousands of unskilled laborers, and in the wake of the Gorkha Earthquake of April 2015 the sector has become a particularly vital source of the jobs and building materials necessary for Nepal’s rebuilding and recovery.
The Better Brick - Nepal Program’s objective is to transform the brick industry by eliminating child, forced, and bonded labor. We incentivize kilns to improve conditions for workers through access to better production techniques, stronger operations, and the creation of a market for ethically produced bricks. To achieve this, long entrenched systems of recruiting workers, paying wages and operating kilns themselves must be reformed and new, locally appropriate, approaches introduced that maintain financial benefit for owners and workers alike. Brick kilns in Nepal play an important role in an economic infrastructure that supports the livelihoods of thousands of workers and provides the raw materials that drive Nepal’s reconstruction and future growth. A future goal of Better Brick - Nepal is to create a more nuanced vision of brick production with wider recognition of good and bad practices where, currently, the sector is largely disparaged on the whole. The impact of creating this “choice” leverages a prevalent interest from kiln owners to find solutions to social and environmental problems entrenched in the sector, and taps into an insurgent demand for responsibility and accountability in the commercial sector in Nepal, led in part by international donor agencies, and amplified in the wake of the Gorkha earthquake.
Better Brick Nepal (BBN):
Better Brick — Nepal transforms the brick industry by eliminating child, forced, and bonded labor. We incentivize kilns to improve conditions for workers through access to better production techniques, stronger operations and the creation of a market for ethically produced bricks. Better Brick Nepal is a Nepali NGO that works in collaboration with other NGOs partners in Nepal, progressive brick kilns, the Government of Nepal, Global Fairness Initiative and GoodWeave, and Humanity United. BBN aims to achieve its objective by utilizing a “tiered” system of engagement to differentiate levels of progress towards improving working conditions, as defined by the BBN Standards, BBN’s levels of engagement and investment on each kiln, and intensities of market facilitation and promotion for the kilns. BBN partner kilns will fall into three tiers - Participant Kilns, Member Kilns, and Certified Kilns. BBN currently operates the Better Brick Nepal program.
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