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Head of Finance

Deadline: Sunday 26th January 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Head of Finance, based in London, to lead the financial direction of the charity and oversee all aspects of its financial management. This is an exciting time to join a fast-growing and ambitious international organisation as its work develops and its Finance Team expands.

The Head of Finance embeds a culture of strong financial management, effective controls and efficient processes within the organisation. The successful candidate will provide critical financial information, analysis and insights, and advice and support on financial and strategic management issues, and emerging opportunities and risks to the organisation. They will have experience of managing the financial activities of a not-for-profit organisation and will be empowered to develop and embed the right financial systems, processes and controls for Girls Not Brides as it is poised for further expansion.

The finance function’s responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, maintaining financial records, embedding financial risk monitoring, mitigation and management in operational processes, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements managing donor and supplier relationships, statutory accounting, and day-to-day financial matters. This function plays a vital role in maintaining the Girls Not Brides image and brand when reporting to donors and compliance bodies.

Salary: £55,000-£65,000, plus a generous benefits package including a 10% contribution to pension, and flexible working options.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead on strategic financial planning and financial management at Girls Not Brides.
  • Ensure financial planning and objectives feed into the organisation’s objective setting and serve well the overarching goals and objectives of the organisation.
  • Develop and maintain effective financial functions including budgeting, management accounts, preparation of annual statutory accounts, and preparation of financial reports to Girls Not Brides funders, potential funders and the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensure the smooth running of all accounting, financial transactions and evidence record keeping, managing payroll, managing foreign currency exchange policy and investments.
  • Monitor financial performance, oversee reporting and cash flow management functions and systems.
  • Develop and oversee robust and effective financial systems and processes for Girls Not Brides staff members based internationally.
  • Provide critical financial information, analysis, advice and support on financial issues and emerging opportunities.
  • Line management of the Finance Team staff members.
  • Oversee legal aspects of Girls Not Brides’ financial work and ensure ongoing compliance with UK finance regulations, grant agreements, and to liaise with the Charity Commission, Companies House and HMRC.
  • Lead on financial risk management including the implementation of appropriate risk management strategies such as financial controls, fraud prevention and systems to ensure value for money through regular reviews of the secretariat’s financial operating policies and guidelines and providing oversight and support in implementation of these systems.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with the organisation’s donors, auditors, advisors, payroll provider, bank manager and other relevant partners.
  • Manage the production of the annual report and financial statements, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, SORP and accounting standards.
  • Manage the external audit process and implementation of the audit findings.
  • Lead on procurement systems and implementation looking for efficiencies and value for money.
  • Play a key role in developing the financial skills of other heads of teams to ensure that they have ownership of their budgets and forecasts.

All staff members must:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

  • Skilled team worker with an inclusive and collaboration approach, in line with Girls Not Brides
  • Significant professional experience in a similar finance role in the not-for-profit sector.
  • ACCA/CCAB/CIMA qualified.
  • Advanced understanding of the principles underpinning financial management and planning and of demonstrating impact and value for money.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant UK statutory requirements.
  • Proven ability to inspire and create a robust financial management culture.
  • Proven ability to design and maintain financial systems and controls in line with best practise.
  • Ability to give clear financial advice and training to non-finance staff.
  • An innovative and initiative-taking approach, with the vision and practical skills to assess, develop, improve and systems and processes.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and communicate effectively, both internally and externally.
  • Skilled and experienced people manager who can effectively line-manage, support and develop staff.
  • Ability to deal with competing demands, multiple priorities, time constraints and unanticipated external events.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the vision of Girls Not Brides in relation to addressing child marriage and the empowerment of girls and women.

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@girlsnotbrides.org by 23:00 GMT on Sunday 26th January 2020 clearly stating “Girls Not Brides” and your name in the subject line. We encourage early applications.

Interviews will take place in early February in our London office.

Impact Delivery Manager

Deadline: Friday 7th February 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking a highly-skilled Impact Delivery Manager to take a leading role in our monitoring and evaluation processes and the day-to-day management, coordination and implementation of the Girls Not Brides secretariat strategy. This newly-created role will be responsible for the operational delivery of the strategic plan, work plan development, monitoring and evaluation across the organisation, as well as providing relevant expertise and support for our staff and members. The role will help ensure our work is effective, efficient and impactful – and that we can measure and demonstrate this impact for a range of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have experience in the delivery and monitoring of a wide range of complex projects and of working with diverse partners and stakeholders. They will have a proven ability to coordinate, plan, deliver and monitor projects on time and in budget. They will be a confident leader and communicator, with a strong track record of building and maintaining successful partnerships and relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, as well as providing support and advice across an entire organisation, preferably within the voluntary sector and across an international context.

Salary: £42,000-£50,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package including 10% employer pension contribution, flexible working options, 25 days leave (+ public holidays and additional leave for long service)

 

Place of work: Central London, with occasional international travel

 

Accountable to: Head of Learning (or such other position as Girls Not Brides may determine)

Key responsibilities

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Develop and implement Girls Not Brides’ monitoring, evaluation and learning framework, systems and processes to ensure we can effectively assess the impact of our collective efforts.
  • Support the growth and strength of the Girls Not Brides Partnership through developing tools and assessing the health and diversity of the movement.
  • Identify, understand and track different stakeholders’ needs for monitoring and impact data, including staff members, the Board, members and donors.
  • Lead on the development and roll-out of systems to assess the impact of Girls Not Brides’ support to its members and partnerships and their ability to affect change at a national, regional and global level.
  • Ensure the monitoring and evaluation data gathered can be used to tell the story of the child marriage movement.
  • Assess the monitoring and evaluation needs of members, and support them to strengthening their processes and impact analysis.
  • Develop and implement innovative ways to support peer-to-peer learning at a regional and country level.
  • Lead and manage staff members and consultants to support evaluations of particular projects, processes and products, as required.

Organisational planning

  • Lead the work plan development process across the organisation ensuring its alignment with the secretariat strategy and support the Girls Not Brides team to translate work plans into effective and high impact delivery and measurable outputs and outcomes.
  • Develop and implement Girls Not Brides’ planning and portfolio management processes, ensuring tools are applied effectively and consistently across the organisation.
  • Maintain an overview of the organisation’s ongoing, upcoming and new projects, mapped against priorities and objectives.
  • Advise senior leadership on how Girls Not Brides can best utilise its resources to deliver against strategic priorities and ensure value for money.
  • Work with the finance team to ensure alignment of budget and spending with annual work plans.
  • Input into the development of the 2021-2025 Partnership Strategy including coordinating contributions of different stakeholders and ensuring effective alignment with team planning and monitoring and evaluation processes.

Reporting and documenting

  • Prepare a quarterly information pack for senior leadership to report on the progress and impact of Girls Not Brides’ work and present learning points and recommendations.
  • Support the donor engagement team to develop monitoring, evaluation and learning reports for donor grant compliance and relationship building.
  • Prepare and present bi-annual monitoring, evaluation and learning reports for the Board of Trustees.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for disseminating evidence of what works to end child marriage including through webinars, on-line platforms and in-country convening events.
  • Support Girls Not Brides members to document lessons learned from their work.

Team support and development

  • Support Girls Not Brides team members in planning and monitoring and evaluation processes, including through providing tailored advice and support to individuals and devising and delivering engaging whole-team training, as necessary.
  • Lead on the planning of the annual whole team Reflection Week.
  • Line manage relevant roles, as necessary.

All staff members must:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting them at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

Essential

  • Significant professional experience in a similar role.
  • Undergraduate qualification in a relevant area OR proven experience in a related field plus extensive relevant professional training.
  • Applied research skills and advanced understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and synthesise qualitative and quantitative data and evidence from different sources.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem solving skills and ability to appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • Highly developed relationship-building skills with the proven ability to influence others and successfully embed new ways of working across organisations.
  • Experience of designing and delivering engaging training for varied audiences.
  • Highly organised with excellent information and database management skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English with an eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong commitment to the rights and protection of young people and vulnerable people.
  • Skilled team worker with an inclusive and collaboration approach, in line with Girls Not Brides
  • Skilled decision-maker, able to think analytically, pragmatically and act with integrity.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem solving skills and ability to appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and travel internationally, as necessary.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in the international not-for-profit sector.
  • Proficiency in Arabic, French or Spanish.
  • Experience of gender-based issues.
  • Experience of the International Aid Transparency Initiative.
  • Programmatic experience of working on child marriage or broader work on empowerment of girls and women.
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification in an area such as data management, political science or project management.

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@GirlsNotBrides.org by 23:00 GMT on 7 February 2020 clearly stating “Impact Delivery Manager” and your name in the subject line.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Finance Officer

Deadline: Friday 31st January 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

The role

Girls Not Brides is looking for an additional Finance Officer to join its small and dynamic finance function during an exciting time of growth, change and development. This role will be critical in ensuring the organisation has timely, accurate and value-adding management information to support key decision makers.

The Finance Officer will be responsible for assisting with the production of budgeting and forecasting reports, monthly reports and accounts. They will provide key business and management expertise to the organisation’s budget holders, regional offices and global partnership, working with the Head of Finance to support the day-to-day running of the finance team, as well as developing systems to drive efficiency. The Finance Officer is the primary finance contact to support the regional office staff and consultants on all financial matters and is responsible for supporting and working with our member organisations who receive financial support.

The successful candidate will be a strong finance all-rounder with a pro-active, solution-focused and external-facing approach. They will have experience in financial and management accounting processes and a recognised accounting qualification. They will also have experience of working with non-financial colleagues to improve their understanding of finance, as well as of using computerised accounting software. An aptitude for system and process improvements and developments would be beneficial.

Salary: £30,000-£36,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package including 10% employer pension contribution, flexible working options, 25 days leave (+ public holidays and additional leave for long service)

Place of work: Central London, with occasional travel

Contract: Full time, but would also consider applicants who would be interested in the role on a part-time basis (minimum three days per week)

Accountable to: Head of Finance (or such other position as Girls Not Brides may determine)

Key responsibilities

Management accounting

  • Produce quarterly budget holder reports.
  • Support budget holders to manage their budgets including advising on the chart of accounts and expenditure coding.
  • Manage the quarterly budget review reports to help understand key variances, correct misposting errors and input into quarterly reforecasting.
  • Support the Head of Finance with the quarterly and annual budgeting process.
  • Support budget holders in preparing project and event budgets.
  • Support on the development of budgets for grant applications.
  • Support the donor engagement team with grant reports and the reconciliation of income.

Financial accounting

  • Manage Girls Not Brides’ currency card processes and procedures including the order, control and tracking of cards, cash top ups, supporting card holders and maintaining the relationship with the card issuer.
  • Advise and support regional staff on financial policies and procedures including those relating to procurement, accounts payable, staff and member advances and credit card use.
  • Undertake designated monthly balance sheet control checks and reconciliations relevant to the role, including the review and reconciliation of member expenditure reports, following up with members directly or through the relevant Girls Not Brides’ team, escalating financial control or risk issues as appropriate.
  • Support and advise the donor engagement team on income and contributing to cash flow forecasts.
  • Provide cover for the other Finance Officer during periods of leave.
  • Update and maintain member information using the Salesforce database.

General

  • Proactively contribute to ensuring financial processes are efficient and effective.
  • Proactively contribute to ensuring financial policies are adhered to and an appropriate financial control environment is in place.
  • Proactively contribute to ensuring Girls Not Brides achieves value for money.
  • Proactively contribute to the development and effective use of the accounting and other financial systems.
  • Manage finance projects, which are relevant to the role, as agreed with the Head of Finance.
  • Maintain high quality and accessible filing systems (paper and electronic) and ensure data confidentiality.
  • Maintain timely and accurate financial records and systems.
  • Assist with preparations and responses to external statutory and donor audits.
  • Design and produce accurate and timely finance reports that are relevant to the role.
  • Prepare and input daily and monthly journals to the accounting system.

Wider responsibilities of Girls Not Brides team members

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting them at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

Essential

  • Professional experience of working in a small finance team, preferably within a similar sector.
  • AAT accounting qualification and/or actively studying ACCA or CIMA qualifications.
  • Excellent people and relationship management skills.
  • Highly organised with excellent information management skills.
  • Experience of working with non-financial colleagues to improve their understanding of finance.
  • Experience of creating and monitoring performance against budgets.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills and ability to appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • Excellent written and spoken English with an eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent understanding of Excel and experience of integrating it with accounting and other external finance systems.
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of MS Word, PowerPoint and use of databases.
  • Willingness to work flexibly.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Girls Not Brides.

Desirable

  • Proficiency in Arabic, French or Spanish.
  • Experience of using SUN accounts.
  • Experience of Salesforce.
  • Experience of working in the international not-for-profit sector.

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@girlsnotbrides.org by 23:00 GMT on 31st January clearly stating “Finance Officer” and your name in the subject line.

First round interviews will take place via Skype on 5th or 6th February. Final interviews will take place on 19th or 20th February in our London office.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Partnership Officer for Africa

Deadline: Friday 7th February 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Partnership Officer for Africa within our team in Nairobi, Kenya.

Overview

  • Build and provide critical support to strengthening Girls Not Brides National Partnerships and other networks and alliances at national level in Africa.
  • Support the implementation of capacity building approaches and tools for National Partnerships and other networks and alliances and contributes to developing capacity building products for the wider Girls Not Brides
  • Contribute to strong knowledge management processes for National Partnerships, capturing and disseminating lessons learned and best
  • Facilitate effective sharing of learning between Girls Not Brides member

 

Salary: £30,000-£36,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package including 10% employer pension contribution, flexible working options, 25 days leave (+ public holidays and additional leave for long service)

Place of work: Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional international travel

Contract: Full time

Accountable to: Line-managed by the Head of Africa Engagement with a matrix management relationship with the Interim Head of Partnership Development

Key Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for building and providing critical support to strengthening Girls Not Brides National Partnerships and other networks and alliances at national level in Africa.
  • Act as primary liaison for a range of Girls Not Brides National Partnerships and coalitions in selected countries in Africa, ensuring the cultivation of strong relationships between National Partnerships and the Girls Not Brides
  • Support the effective two-way flow of information between National Partnerships and coalitions and the Girls Not Brides
  • Help to identify and respond to the priority capacity building needs of assigned National Partnerships or evolving
  • Contribute to the provision of/co-ordination of technical support in key areas, including collective working, strategic planning and programme
  • Working alongside the Partnership Team, support National Partnerships with coalition management, member engagement and leadership, including facilitating and supporting leadership change.
  • Support National Partnerships and coalitions to link up with strategic actors and opportunities at national and international level in pursuit of furthering common objectives.
  • Working alongside the Partnership Team, support National Partnerships and coalitions to leverage funding – by inputting into funding
  • Support members to engage in collective action and campaigns led by the Girls Not Brides
  • Support the development of strategic plans on how Girls Not Brides engages in different countries

2.      Contribute to the effective capturing and dissemination of learning from Girls Not Brides National Partnerships and facilitate effective sharing of learning between Girls Not Brides member organisations on partnership working

  • Support the Interim Head of Partnership Development on the implementation of the National Partnership Strategy and development of new National Partnership engagement
  • Support the documentation of best practice or lessons learned from National Partnerships – e.g. via case studies,
  • Support the implementation of a National Partnership monitoring, evaluation and learning

3.      Contribute to the capacity building of member organisations

  • Working alongside the Partnership Team, contribute to the planning, implementation and delivery of capacity building for the broader Girls Not Brides membership, including community based

4.      Actively contributes to the broader work of the Africa Team and Partnership Team

  • Monitor policy developments and identify advocacy opportunities relating to child marriage in assigned countries, including through regular updates with members and other key actors in-country as well as desk
  • Work closely with Girls Not Brides members, engage directly with governments and/or country-level institutions to provide technical and strategic support (when relevant and useful).
  • Represent Girls Not Brides at external meetings and events, as
  • Help ensure meaningful member engagement and that capacity building of members across Africa.
  • Conduct a membership outreach in assigned countries/regions, as

All staff members must:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of the Girls Not Brides.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Graduate qualification in a relevant area (such as development studies, international relations, human rights or gender) or proven experience of working directly with civil society actors, including time spent working for civil society organisations in
  • Direct experience of engaging with coalitions, alliances or networks and an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by coalition working
  • Direct experience of working on advocacy initiatives and advocacy strategy development in a developing country context; policy analysis skills
  • Sound understanding of the policy and advocacy dynamics around gender and/or development issues in Africa;
  • Strategic thinker, capable of connecting member engagement issues with other areas of work, including communications, advocacy and learning
  • Experience of capacity building NGOs and designing training workshops
  • Experience of supporting the development of projects and programmes in developing country contexts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work with a diverse range of actors from different cultural contexts
  • Ability to build strong relationships while working remotely with civil society organisations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively – sometimes at short

Desirable

  • Understanding of child marriage and of the key players in the women’s and children’s rights fields in Africa
  • Proven track record in institutional fundraising
  • Experience of working on national policy change initiatives in a developing country context.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and/or Arabic

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@girlsnotbrides.org by 23:00 GMT on Thursday 6th February clearly stating “Partnership Officer for Africa” and your name in the subject line. Interviews will be taking place on the week commencing 17th February.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Communications Officer

Deadline: Friday 7th February 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

Based in the Girls Not Brides office in Central London, the Communications Officer will play a key role in raising awareness of the issue of child marriage worldwide. Working as part of a small team, you will support our work across digital, social media, and media, and well as formal communications channels with our members.

The Communications Officer will work most closely with the Senior Digital and Content Officer to tell a compelling story online about the work of our movement to end child marriage – celebrating our members’ successes, and keeping a spotlight on the issue in global spaces. You’ll be a strong all-round communications professional with a passion for social media in particular, strong storytelling skills and the enthusiasm to create engaging and powerful content that contributes to our mission. The role will have responsibility for day to day management of our online communities, reporting and analytics, and play a key role in contributing to a refresh of our website.

We are a truly global partnership, with a growing membership base in the Latin America and Caribbean region; the ability to work in English and Spanish is essential, and French and/or Arabic are highly desirable.

Salary: £30,000-£36,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package including 10% employer pension contribution, flexible working options, 25 days leave (+ public holidays and additional leave for long service)

Place of work: Central London, with occasional travel

Contract: Full time

Accountable to: Head of Communications (or such other position as Girls Not Brides may determine)

Key Responsibilities

Working with the  Senior Digital and Content Officer:

Social media

  • Manage Girls Not Brides’ social media channels by drafting and scheduling posts and helping to manage a large and diverse online community.
  • Manage our online community, moderating and replying comments on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Track and analyse social media engagement, making suggestions for improvement.
  • Assist with developing social media assets, such as GIFs, social videos, infographics, and activities, such as tweet-chats.

Website and web content

  • Day-to-day maintenance of the website, including uploading and reviewing content, and liaising with web developers to fix bugs as they arise.
  • Track and analyse website traffic, making suggestions for improvement.
  • Write web content and blogs assigned by the Senior Digital and Communications Editor, and contributing to editorial plan based on strategic priorities.
  • Provide guidance and editing support to staff and members.

Email channel

  • Lead on planning, drafting and building member and partner communications and newsletters in email platform, working with other Girls Not Brides team members as needed.
  • Track and analyse email engagement, making suggestions for improvement.
  • Support staff with sending newsletters and emails.

Working with the Media & Communications Officer:

Media

  • Assisting with media contact list management
  • Support media monitoring, logging and assisting with preparation/distribution of media reports and press releases
  • Monitoring and responding to messages from supporters

Other

  • Contribute to communications strategies and projects around particular initiatives and events
  • Contribute to the broader strategic, programmatic and communications work of Girls Not Brides
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis across all our external communications channels to improve user experience, and contribute to management reporting requirements
  • Conduct desk research as required.

All staff members must:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting them at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

  • Professional experience in a similar role.
  • Educated to degree level or proven experience in a related field plus extensive relevant professional training.
  • Excellent written English skills.
  • A great eye for a story and for detail, and an understanding of how to create compelling online content.
  • Passion for, and experience of, managing online communities.
  • Strong understanding of how digital technology can support and enhance internal and external communications and advocacy.
  • Experience of using WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics, SproutSocial (or other similar tools).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Some experience of using InDesign and/or Photoshop.
  • The ability to speak/write/read Arabic, French or Spanish (preferred).
  • Knowledge of media tools such as Meltwater and Vuelio.
  • Experience of working for a non-governmental or with civil society organisations.
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and travel internationally, as necessary.

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@girlsnotbrides.org by 23:00 GMT on 7th February clearly stating “Communications Officer” and your name in the subject line.

First-round interviews will take place via Skype on the week commencing 17th February. Final interviews will take place on the week commencing 24th February in our London office.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

Publications Officer

Deadline: Friday 7th February 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

The role

Based in the Girls Not Brides office in Central London, the Publications Officer will work closely with and report to the Head of Communications. This is a new role in the Communications Team and will lead the end-to-end production and management of Girls Not Brides external facing publications, from event flyers to more detailed research reports. This means taking publications requirements from the initial stages, to copy-editing and proofreading, design, translation, production, and dissemination. With a critical eye for editing and a keen sense of design, you’ll bring your excellent editorial and production skills to strengthen our Communications Team and help us raise awareness of the issue of child marriage across the world.

We are a truly global partnership, and we produce materials in English, French and Spanish. You will need to have a basic working knowledge of all languages, and ideally be proficient in Spanish. You will also take on responsibility for the day to day management of our brand and voice through our external communications products, including support to our colleagues and members.

Salary: £30,000-£36,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package including 10% employer pension contribution, flexible working options, 25 days leave (+ public holidays and additional leave for long service)

Place of work: Central London, with occasional travel

Contract: Full time

Accountable to:Head of Communications (or such other position as Girls Not Brides may determine)

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the creative brief process / traffic management for all publications content – this includes policy briefs, thematic/solutions briefs, reports, event flyers etc. Work with team members across Girls Not Brides to ensure their content is on-brand, accessible, and useful.
  • Copy edit and proofread documents in English and Spanish at a minimum (French would also be highly desirable), including liaising with designers for mark-up as needed.
  • Lay out basic documents in-house using Word, Adobe InDesign.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with all production suppliers including translators, designers, printers and creative consultants.
  • Day-to-day management of budgets for delivery of materials.
  • Manage stock and inventory of resources across all offices, working with regional assistants as needed.
  • Advise on and support development of infographics and other creative content for compelling publications.
  • Support Head of Communications on brand guardianship, acting as day-to-day lead for the style guide.
  • Support Senior Digital Officer in managing resources section of the website, with responsibility for uploading content, analysing usage.
  • Support with appropriate usage of images across all our materials – this includes researching / sourcing images and appropriate copyright permissions.
  • Maintain glossaries across languages, liaise with translators as primary point of contact for all materials (printed, digital)
  • Support broader organisation with editing/formatting of documents for external purposes (proposals, presentations etc.)

All staff members must:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting them at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Professional experience in a similar role.
  • Educated to degree level or proven experience in a related field plus extensive relevant professional training.
  • Excellent written English and Spanish skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience of using InDesign, Photoshop, Canva, Asset Bank and other similar tools.
  • Experience using WordPress, Google Analytics and other related systems.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and travel internationally, as necessary.

Desirable

  • Proficiency in Arabic or French.
  • Experience of working for a non-governmental or with civil society organisations.
  • Experience of working with designers, translators, printers.
  • Experience working within a design or production studio and managing editorial processes.
  • Brand management and guardianship.
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of Microsoft Office.

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@girlsnotbrides.org by 23:00 GMT on 7th February clearly stating “Publications Officer” and your name in the subject line.

First-round interviews will take place via Skype on the week commencing 17th February. Final interviews will take place on the week commencing 25th February in our London office.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Policy and Member Engagement Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: Friday 14th February 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

 Girls Not Brides is seeking a Policy and Member Engagement Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean to work with the Head of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Engagement in coordinating outreach to civil society, spearhead engagement with governments, institutions and stakeholders, and play a key role in the implementation of Girls Not Brides’ strategy in the region. The successful candidate will be bilingual (English and Spanish) and will be based in Mexico City.

Contract: Self-employed consultancy for 12 months (with the possibility of extension)

Benefits:  £24,000-£30,000 per year, depending upon experience, plus 10% contribution towards a private pension and a contribution towards private health insurance

Place of work: Mexico City, with international travel. Candidates must have a valid visa or permit that allows placement/work in Mexico

Accountable to: Head of LAC (or such other position as Girls Not Brides may determine)

Key responsibilities

Monitor and analyse major policy developments related to child marriage in the region

  • Monitor, analyse and document policy developments and opportunities relating to child, early and forced marriage and unions in selected focus countries, identifying lessons learned and drivers of progress, including through regular liaison with Girls Not Brides members, partner organisations and national coalitions, and trips to focus countries.
  • Write briefs, blogs posts and other materials with recommendations and developments in the region.
  • Monitor regional and national research and share it with the secretariat and members.

Support members in the region and promote joint action

  • Ensure that global lessons-learned and approaches inform the work of members and partners in the region.
  • Provide technical and strategic assistance to Girls Not Brides’ members, national coalitions and partnerships, and other CSO groups working to address child marriage in selected countries in the region.
  • Working closely with the different teams in the secretariat, provide critical support to strengthening the capacity of Girls Not Brides members, National Partnerships and coalitions, and partner civil society networks to successfully take part in policy change and gender transformative programmes in their countries.
  • Encourage and facilitate information-sharing, learning and joint activities between members, including by supporting and co-organising meetings, webinars and conference calls of members.

Support the LAC team to establish and develop Girls Not Brides’ presence, visibility and credibility in the region

  • Support the expansion and strengthening of Girls Not Brides’ membership in the region.
  • With the Head of LAC, establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, sub-regional, regional and international actors and development partners working in the region.
  • Support the Head of LAC in developing and implementing advocacy strategies and initiatives aiming at maintaining child marriage on the agenda of relevant regional processes and institutions.
  • Assist members in understanding how to use intergovernmental regional processes and commitments to spur government action on child marriage.
  • Contribute to the increased visibility of Girls Not Brides members work across the region, and an increased understanding of their work within the secretariat.

Contribute to the broader Girls Not Brides strategic, programmatic and communications work with the regional perspective, where possible and as appropriate

  • Inform the global activities of Girls Not Brides with knowledge of the regional context and the perspective of members from the region.
  • Support the secretariat to adapt strategies and materials to the regional context.
  • Represent Girls Not Brides at external meetings and events, as required.
  • Provide input into relevant funding applications and reporting to donors, as needed.

Wider responsibilities of Girls Not Brides team members

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting them at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

We are looking for bilingual (Spanish and English) candidates with the following qualifications and skills:

  • Degree in a relevant area (such as public policy, development studies, Latin American studies, international relations, human rights or gender issues) or proven experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with policy analysis and advocacy on issues relating to Latin America; experience working with coalitions in Latin America and an understanding of child, early and forced marriage and unions and of the key players in the women’s and children’s rights fields is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement advocacy strategies.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish communication skills, with an eye for detail; Portuguese language skills desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute projects on time and on budget.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships in multicultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to empower and inspire others.
  • Excellent project planning and project management skills; demonstrated ability to plan and execute projects on time and on budget, to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple priorities, and to resolve problems and adapt plans if required;
  • Ability to work pro-actively in a remote office with minimal supervision, meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to resolve problems and adapt plans as required.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in recent versions of Microsoft Office suite; knowledge of Salesforce, Float and Basecamp desirable.
  • Strong commitment to the rights and protection of young people and vulnerable people.
  • Skilled team worker with an inclusive and collaboration approach, in line with Girls Not Brides
  • Willingness to work flexibly and travel internationally (up to 30% of time), as necessary.

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

 We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@GirlsNotBrides.org by 23:00 GMT on Friday 14th February 2020 clearly stating “Policy and Member Engagement Officer for LAC” and your name in the subject line. Candidates will need to have the authorisation to work and reside in Mexico.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Donor Engagement Officer

Deadline: Friday 14th February 2020 (23:00 GMT) Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Donor Engagement Officer, based in London, to support Girls Not Brides’ fundraising. The Donor Engagement Officer will work closely with the Donor Engagement Manager and senior colleagues across a range of tasks including those related to proposal writing and reporting, funder management, prospect research, and strengthening relationships with donors.

Salary: £30,000-£36,000, plus a generous benefits package including a 10% contribution to pension, and flexible working options.

Place of work: Central London, with occasional international travel

Accountable to: Donor Engagement Manager (or such other position as Girls Not Brides may determine)

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare reports for funders, such as the initial drafting of Girls Not Brides annual and mid-year reports.
  • Draft concept notes and grant proposals for new funding.
  • Conduct research and analysis, and prepare background briefs on prospective donors.
  • Organise and contribute to regular internal fundraising check-ins.
  • Track action points related to fundraising and funder relationship management.
  • Track proposal submission and reporting commitments in grant agreements and ensure they are part of internal planning and are met.
  • Maintain and update database records.
  • Respond to fundraising enquiries.
  • Build relationships with donors (focused on government donors and private foundations)
  • Liaise with Girls Not Brides’ existing and potential donors around applications and grant compliance, as well as sharing new products, and involving them in relevant Girls Not Brides
  • Support or project-manage donor-related meetings and events, and other opportunities for donor engagement as applicable.
  • Carry out any other funder-related projects.

All staff members must:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

  • Professional experience of successful fundraising and donor engagement, preferably within a similar sector.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing successful funding bids for grant-making trusts, private foundations and/or governments.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write effectively for different audiences.
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Understanding of charity fundraising and grant management activities.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and synthesise qualitative and quantitative data and evidence from different sources.
  • Excellent people and relationship management skills, including the ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Highly organised with excellent information management skills.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills and ability to appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and use of databases.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Girls Not Brides including understanding of approaches to empower girls and women and support gender equality.
  • Skilled team worker with an inclusive and collaborative approach, in line with Girls Not Brides’
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Desirable

  • Degree-level qualification in a relevant area or proven professional experience in a related field.
  • A qualification in a relevant area, such as fundraising, public policy, development studies, international relations, human rights, gender issues.
  • Proficiency in French or Spanish.
  • Programmatic experience of working on child marriage or broader work on empowerment of girls and women.

Safeguarding

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our core values

  • Collaboration
  • Determination
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Pragmatism
  • Respect

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@girlsnotbrides.org by 23:00 GMT on Friday 14th February 2020 clearly stating “Girls Not Brides” and your name in the subject line. We encourage early applications.

First round interviews will take place via Skype on the week commencing 24th February.  Final interviews will take place on 2nd March in our London office.