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Title:  Lead Human Rights Impact Assessment

Requisition ID:  112985

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Environmental

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.

Please note: This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time. The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations . This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the positions shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Lead and execute the Global Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) program and support a meaningful strategic approach to identifying and addressing salient human rights risks globally. Develop, manage and monitor all HRIA activity for the company, including both standalone HRIAs and integration of human rights in Environmental and Social Impact Assessments.

  • Develop and oversee implementation of action plans resulting from HRIAs (to both support continual improvement of existing systems and processes and establish new measures to investigate, prevent, mitigate and/or remedy human rights risks and impacts, where necessary)
  • Find, select and manage third party partners with regional expertise that can be effective partners over the longer term. This includes developing and managing budgets.
  • Leverage existing stakeholder engagement mechanisms to report back to local stakeholders, as well as comparing results across sites to look for trends and opportunities to share best practices.
  • Work with sites on key portions of assessments to mobilize project teams, tailor approaches to cultural contexts, and record outputs in data systems.
  • Support operations globally in assurance and auditing related to human rights due diligence including annual program, customer inquiries and vendor or supply chain collaborations or investigations.
  • Support Annual Sustainability external reporting in close collaboration with ESG Relations, including Human Rights data and narrative. Develop strategic approach to HRIA reporting externally across media. Complete related sections of annual sustainability benchmarks and reporting frameworks such as CHRB, SASB, DJSI and GRI. Support in development of Annual Reports to the Voluntary Principles Plenary.
  • ain expertise on HRIAs and human rights due diligence standards globally. Participate in external forums to develop relationships and monitor emerging trends as well as influence standards development.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and eleven (11) years of experience in human rights, business and human rights, sustainability management or related field, including project management experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, International Development, Sustainability, Business, Law or related area and seven (7) years of experience in human rights, business and human rights, sustainability management or related field, including project management experience; OR
  • Master’s degree in Human Rights, International Development, Sustainability, Business, Law or related area and five (5) years of experience in human rights, business and human rights, or sustainability management, including project management experience.
  • Knowledge of internationally recognized human rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights and/or International Bill of Human Rights and ILO Core Labor Standards) and human rights standards (UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights)
  • Experience in human rights due diligence frameworks, execution, and analysis
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and work independently or in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate analytical skills, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • English language skills
  • Ability to build external networks to monitor and influence standards development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Human Rights Impact Assessment program/project management
  • Experience in Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
  • Experience working internationally
  • Spanish or Bahasa language skills


  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator. Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose "motor vehicles" includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

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