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Donor Engagement Associate

Deadline: 22 March Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Donor Engagement Associate to support Girls Not Brides’ fundraising activities. The Donor Engagement Associate will work closely with senior colleagues across a range of tasks including those related to prospect research, proposal writing and reporting, and strengthening relationships with donors.

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1000 civil society organisations from over 95 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential. Members are supported by a global secretariat with staff based in the UK and individual team members based in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Stronger together, Girls Not Brides members bring child marriage to global attention, build an understanding of what it will take to end child marriage, and call for the laws, policies and programmes that will make a difference in the life of millions of girls.

In 2017, Girls Not Brides launched an ambitious four-year strategy (available online). The Partnership has grown rapidly in recent years and is keen to scale up efforts to support the generation and use of evidence on what works to end child marriage and ensure this is accessed by our in-country members, particularly community based organizations. Girls Not Brides also is committed to ensuring that global thinking on effective approaches to end child marriage is informed by community level perspectives.

As a thought leader in child marriage, Girls Not Brides is committed to learning from the experiences of our members and partners on what works to end child marriage.

Key responsibilities

Based in the Girls Not Brides office in central London, the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

Prospect research, proposals and reports

  • Conduct research and analysis, and prepare background briefs on prospective donors.
  • Prepare reports for funders including completing the initial drafting of Girls Not Brides annual and mid-year reports.
  • Coordinate and support the drafting, editing and submission of grant proposals.

Internal fundraising system management

  • Organise and contribute to regular 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.
  • Support the CEO in reporting to the Board on the status of fundraising outreach.

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.

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 successful fundraising and donor engagement, preferably within a similar sector.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing successful funding bids for grant making trusts, private foundations or governments.
  • Understanding of charity fundraising and grant management activities.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write effectively for different audiences.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and spoken English with an eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Girls Not Brides including understanding of approaches to empower girls and women and support gender equality.
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and use of databases.
  • Degree-level qualification in a relevant area or proven professional experience in a related field.

Desirable

  • 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.

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 be expected to 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.

Salary range:                 £30,000-£35,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package

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 22nd March 2019 clearly stating “Donor Engagement Associate” and your name in the subject line.

First round interviews will take place on Friday 29th March and final interviews will take place on Monday 8th April in our London office.

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

Senior Operations Coordinator

Deadline: 27 March Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Senior Operations Coordinator to oversee key operational processes, services and human resources activities.

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations in over 95 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.

Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities, and groups focused on research and advocacy to bring global, regional and national attention to this problem. They include small community groups and large international NGOs. Our members approach how to address child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.

In some countries, our members have come together to form national coalitions to end child marriage. Collective engagement helps to consolidate their work and catalyse broader national action to end child marriage.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is based in London, with colleagues in Mexico, Nairobi and New Delhi. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

The secretariat team has grown rapidly and its work has become increasingly complex. We are therefore looking for a Senior Operations Coordinator who can help ensure that we have the operational processes in place to deliver on our ambitious goals, and that our global team has the support and coordination it needs to function at its best.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee the smooth running of internal systems, services, tools and databases.
  • Review, develop and implement varied organisational policies and procedures.
  • Line-manage the Operations Assistant.
  • Provide varied human resources support.
  • Coordinate various team-wide activities.

Internal services

  • Oversee the development and use of effective and up-to-date operational, information technology and communication systems, tools and databases to enable our teams to work efficiently.
  • Ensure that key systems and tools work effectively within our London office, for our regional teams and for team members travelling across the world.
  • Develop tailored systems and tools for the specific information technology and communication needs of different teams.
  • Manage the outsourcing of services and relevant external consultants, as required.
  • Oversee contracts and relationships with service providers including those providing information technology, phones, communications, staff safeguarding and office maintenance support.
  • Coordinate office relocations as required.

Operations

  • Line-manage the Operations Assistant and support other colleagues in the Operations Team as required.
  • Contribute to developing and updating varied operational policies and procedures.
  • Assist team members in understanding and implementing organisational policies and procedures.
  • Lead on Girls Not Brides’ compliance with data protection requirements.
  • Lead on the Operations Team’s input into Girls Not Brides monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Lead on organisational health and safety policies and procedures.

Human resources

  • Provide varied human resources support to the Head of Operations.
  • Support all stages of the recruitment and induction process, including developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job advertisements, shortlisting candidates, interviewing and hiring processes of candidates.
  • Assist with the preparation of consultancy contracts and maintain the record of consultants.
  • Manage relationships and communications with Girls Not Brides’ benefits providers, including payroll, pensions and insurance providers.
  • Manage the sponsored license and visa application process for relevant employees.
  • Conduct DBS checks on employees, trustees and consultants, as relevant.
  • Maintain up-to-date employee records, including on our HR platform, in line with data protection requirements.

Team coordination

  • Coordinate monthly whole team meetings.
  • Coordinate the operational support provided by the Operations Team towards the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the Girls Not Brides secretariat’s major events and meetings.
  • Proactively identify and coordinate opportunities for better ways of working for the Operations Team and wider Girls Not Brides

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 the Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

Essential

  • Significant professional experience in a comparable operational role.
  • Strong interest in and fluency with applying new technologies to teamwork; excellent information technology problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in managing work systems, services and external relationships.
  • Experience of effectively managing and developing varied databases and systems.
  • Experience in human resources, with excellent knowledge around legal requirements and best practise.
  • Proven experience of budget management, with a keen awareness of the importance of value of money and efficient use of resources.
  • An innovative and initiative-taking approach, with the vision, creativity and practical skills to assess, develop, improve and systems and processes.
  • Ability to deal with competing demands, multiple priorities, time constraints and unanticipated external events.
  • A degree-level qualification in a subject which developed relevant skills and competencies, i.e. analysis, critical thinking, communication, or proven professional experience which developed the same.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including strong ability to conceptualise, write and edit documents; a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Desirable

  • Experience of line-management.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Basecamp.
  • Proficiency in French or Spanish.

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.

Salary range:                 £37,000-£42,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package

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 Wednesday 27th March 2019 clearly stating “Senior Operations Coordinator” and your name in the subject line.

First round interviews will take place on Tuesday 9th April and final interviews will take place on Monday 15th April in our London office.

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

Africa Team Assistant

Deadline: 22 March Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking an Africa Team Assistant based in Nairobi, Kenya (home-based, initially).

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations in over 95 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.

Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities, and groups focused on research and advocacy to bring global, regional and national attention to this problem. They include small community groups and large international NGOs. Our members approach how to address child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.

In some countries, our members have come together to form national coalitions to end child marriage. Collective engagement helps to consolidate their work and catalyse broader national action to end child marriage.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is based in London, with colleagues in Mexico, Nairobi and New Delhi. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is seeking an Africa Team Assistant to provide research and administrative support for an initial period of one year (subject to potential renewal). The Africa Team is responsible for ensuring effective implementation of Girls Not Brides’ strategy in Africa, and informing Girls Not Brides‘ global perspective and work with knowledge and understanding of the African context. Reporting directly to the Head of Africa Engagement, the successful candidate will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. This is initially a home-based role, with all necessary equipment and technology provided by Girls Not Brides.

Key responsibilities

Research, Policy and External Relations

  • Research, monitor and document developments related to the situation of child marriage in selected African countries and regional institutions, as well as thematic issues and key publications, as requested.
  • Prepare internal briefings on specific issues related to child marriage in advance of events, meetings and interviews.
  • Contribute to the development of the Africa Team Newsletter.
  • Produce written material to support the partnership’s work in Africa, including research briefs, website content, advocacy materials and social media content.
  • Support the Africa team in liaising with and providing technical assistance to Girls Not Brides members and national partnerships.
  • As relevant and appropriate, attend external meetings and conferences on behalf of the Girls Not Brides
  • Assist the Africa Team with preparations for Girls Not Brides meetings and workshops.

General Team Support and Admin

  • Regularly update contacts and meeting notes in the Girls Not Brides shared database (Salesforce) and Dropbox.
  • Coordinate Africa team travel plans and logistics: timely requisitions, support in accessing visas, address travel issues as they arise and support travel accounting.
  • Support the Head of Africa Engagement with team administration — including coordinating team meetings, note-taking, drafting of external correspondence and similar tasks.
  • Provide content related, operational and logistical support for other activities carried out by the Africa Team, including online webinars as required.
  • Assist with monitoring and reporting on internal evaluation frameworks and strategic plans.
  • Perform other tasks, including data management and administrative tasks, as required.

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 the Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

Essential

  • University degree in a relevant area (such as public policy, development/African studies, international relations, human rights or gender issues) or proven experience in a related field.
  • Relevant professional experience, preferably within the non-governmental or civil society sector, particularly in Africa.
  • Excellent research skills and written communication skills.
  • An excellent eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow instructions, meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent administration skills, experience with working with database management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint.

Desirable

  • Understanding of the policy dynamics on gender and/or development issues in Africa.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Basecamp.
  • Professional proficiency in French (written and spoken).

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.

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 22nd March 2019 clearly stating “Africa Team Assistant” and your name in the subject line. We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Eligibility: All applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Kenya. This is initially a home-based role, with all necessary equipment and technology provided by Girls Not Brides.

Reporting to:                 Head of Africa Engagement

Contract type:               Fixed-term (1 year, with the possibility of extension)

Salary range:                 £22,000-£27,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package

First round interviews will take place on Thursday 4th April / Friday 5th April on Skype, and final interviews will take place on Friday 12th April in Nairobi.

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

Asia Team Assistant

Deadline: 25 March Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking an admin and finance assistant to support its Asia Team based in New Delhi, India.

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations in over 95 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.

Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities, and groups focused on research and advocacy to bring global, regional and national attention to this problem. They include small community groups and large international NGOs. Our members approach how to address child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.

In some countries, our members have come together to form national coalitions to end child marriage. Collective engagement helps to consolidate their work and catalyse broader national action to end child marriage.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is based in London, with colleagues in Mexico, Nairobi and New Delhi. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is seeking an Asia Team Assistant to help ensure that the team has the administrative support in place to deliver on its ambitious goals, and to function at its best. The Asia Team is responsible for ensuring effective implementation of Girls Not Brides’ strategy in Asia, and informing Girls Not Brides‘ global perspective and work with knowledge and understanding of the Asian context. Reporting directly to the Head of Asia Engagement, the successful candidate will be based in New Delhi, India.

Key responsibilities

Office Management

  • Manage the Asia Team’s office space and utilities, setting up and ensuring the smooth running of team operations in Asia.
  • To provide day-to-day IT and admin support to the team.
  • Any other administrative support to the Head of Asia Engagement, if and as required.

Travel and Logistics Coordination

  • Manage the Asia Team calendar, including meetings and travel plans.
  • Co-ordinate the logistical arrangements relating to state level and country meetings and events, in the lead-up, during and after the event.
  • Assist the team with visa applications and other travel documents.
  • Organising and planning travel logistics, accommodation and ground transport of Girls Not Brides team members on state level and country trips.
  • Co-ordinate visits of colleagues from the London office and other external participants.
  • Manage invitations and follow-up with participants in the context of state level and country meetings.
  • Support logistics planning with member organisations in the region, as required.
  • Coordinate any follow-up after meetings with state level and/or National Partnership Chairs.

Financial Management

  • Prepare budgets for state level and national meetings.
  • Manage the reimbursement process with members and other meeting participants.
  • Prepare expenses statements of cash and credit card receipts for the Girls Not Brides London office.

External Relationships Management

  • Manage the outsourcing of services and liaise closely with relevant external consultants, as required.
  • Assist with preparing contracts for service providers and consultants, and follow-up on invoices as required.
  • Maintain and updating Girls Not Brides’ Salesforce database with details relating to members and partners at the state level in India.
  • Travel regularly to state meetings and events.

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 the Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

Essential

  • Significant experience of assisting and supporting at a high level within an organisation.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise work and balance conflicting priorities.
  • Proven logistics and/or event management experience.
  • Strong IT skills including a high level of proficiency in software programmes such as Word, Power Point, Excel, Access and Outlook.
  • Strong written communication skills and command of the English language to draft letters and emails, and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with people at every level.
  • Ability to manage a heavy and demanding workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Confident and proactive with the ability to work using own initiative and judgement.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Ability to take own initiative as appropriate and also to work as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to adopt a flexible and collaborative approach to tasks.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the civil society sector in India.
  • University or college qualification in a relevant area or proven experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Basecamp.

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.

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from women and men who meet the person specification. 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 Monday 25th March 2019 clearly stating “Asia Team Assistant” and your name in the subject line.

Eligibility:                       All applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in India

Reporting to:                 Head of Asia Engagement

Contract type:               Fixed-term (1 year, with the possibility of extension)

Salary range:                 INR 154,000 per month, plus a generous benefits package

First round Skype interviews will take place on Monday 15th April and final interviews will take place on Monday 22nd April in our New Delhi office.

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

Assistant in the Latin America and the Caribbean Team

Deadline: 25 March Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking an Assistant in the LAC Team based in Mexico City, (home-based, initially).

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations in over 95 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.

Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities, and groups focused on research and advocacy to bring global, regional and national attention to this problem. They include small community groups and large international NGOs. Our members approach how to address child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.

In some countries, our members have come together to form national coalitions to end child marriage. Collective engagement helps to consolidate their work and catalyse broader national action to end child marriage.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is based in London, with colleagues in Mexico, Nairobi and New Delhi. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is seeking an Assistant to provide research and administrative support to the LAC Team for an initial period of one year (subject to potential renewal). The LAC Team is responsible for ensuring effective implementation of Girls Not Brides’ strategy in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and informing Girls Not Brides‘ global perspective and work with knowledge and understanding of the regional context. Reporting directly to the Head of LAC Engagement, the successful candidate will be based in Mexico City. This is initially a home-based role, with all necessary equipment and technology provided by Girls Not Brides.

Key responsibilities

Research, policy and external relations

  • Support the LAC Team in its development and implementation of advocacy strategies for the Girls Not Brides
  • Draft written materials to support the Partnership’s work in the region, including research briefs, website content, advocacy materials and social media content.
  • Assist in managing region-specific communications to members, including advocacy opportunities, potential newsletter, and similar.
  • Contribute to other varied learning and communications products as appropriate.
  • Help to develop and implement regional information-sharing practices between member and potential member organisations and relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor regional or national research and share via the Girls Not Brides Resource Centre, website, and similar.

General team support and administration

  • Provide administrative support, including logistical and travel arrangements for the LAC team.
  • Support internal and external communications.
  • Ensure effective calendar management, including the organisation, recording and follow-up on internal and external meetings and events using Float and other Girls Not Brides
  • Assist in drafting, editing and proof reading of briefing papers.
  • Regularly update contacts and meeting notes in the Girls Not Brides shared databases such as Salesforce and Dropbox.
  • Assist with monitoring and reporting on internal evaluation frameworks and strategic plans.

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 the Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

Essential

  • University 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.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (written and speaking)
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to resolve problems and adapt plans as required.
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative team and with diverse alliances.
  • Highly reliable, proactive and capable of independent judgement.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and with a keen eye for accuracy and detail and potential implementation challenges;
  • Willingness to travel.

Desirable

  • Sound knowledge of policy and advocacy processes in Latin America
  • Knowledge of the child marriage field highly desirable.

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 be expected to 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.

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 Monday 1st April 2019 clearly stating “Assistant in the Latin America and the Caribbean Team” and your name in the subject line.

Eligibility: All applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work and reside in Mexico. This is initially a home-based role, with all necessary equipment and technology provided by Girls Not Brides.

Reporting to:                 Head of LAC Engagement

Contract type:               Fixed-term (1 year, with the possibility of extension)

Salary range:                 £22,000-£27,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package

First round Skype interviews will take place on Monday 8th April and final interviews will take place on Monday 15nd April in Mexico City.

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

Senior Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: 11 April Download job description

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Senior Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean to work with the Head of Latin America and the Caribbean 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 a Latin American country (home-based).

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations in over 95 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.

Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities, and groups focused on research and advocacy to bring global, regional and national attention to this problem. They include small community groups and large international NGOs. Our members approach how to address child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.

In some countries, our members have come together to form national coalitions to end child marriage. Collective engagement helps to consolidate their work and catalyse broader national action to end child marriage.

The Girls Not Brides secretariat is based in London, with colleagues in Mexico City, Nairobi and New Delhi. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

Our work to end child marriage in LAC have grown in the past year, and we are seeking an outstanding bilingual individual (Spanish and English) to join our team as Senior Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The position will be based in Latin America, preferably in a country in South America, although other countries would be considered for the right candidate. This is a home-based role, with all necessary equipment and technology provided by Girls Not Brides.

Key responsibilities

Contribute to the development and implementation of Girls Not Brides’ strategy in the region

  • Working with the Head of LAC, develop and implement strategies for Girls Not Brides’ policy and advocacy work in the region, in line with the Partnership’s global strategy.
  • As necessary, manage fact finding and champions’ trips and other engagement opportunities in the region.

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

  • Monitor, analyse and document policy developments and opportunities relating to child marriage in selected focus countries, identifying lessons learned and drivers of progress, including through regular liaison with Girls Not Brides members, partner organisations and National Partnerships, and trips to focus countries.
  • Write briefs, blogs posts and other materials on developments in the region.
  • Monitor regional or national research and share via the resource centre, website, etc.

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 and national partnerships and other CSO groups working to end child marriage in selected countries in the region.
  • Working closely with the Partnership team, provide critical support to strengthening the capacity of Girls Not Brides members, National Partnerships, and partner civil society networks to successfully take part in policy change in their countries.
  • Encourage and facilitate information-sharing and joint activities between members, including by supporting and co-organising meetings, webinars and conference calls of members.
  • Manage region-specific communications to members, including advocacy opportunities, potential newsletter, etc., and contribute to other learning and communications products as appropriate.
  • Working with other teams within the secretariat, contribute to highlighting the work of Girls Not Brides members in LAC and ensuring that LAC members are able to engage meaningfully in the broader work of the Partnership.

Engage with selected regional intergovernmental organisations

  • 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.
  • Provide technical strategic and strategic advice to regional organisations, as required.
  • Represent Girls Not Brides in regional meetings and processes, as required.
  • Assist members in understanding how to use intergovernmental regional processes and commitments to spur government action on child marriage.

Work with the Head of LAC 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.
  • Work with Partnership team to identify gaps in membership and potential new members.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Represent Girls Not Brides at external meetings and events, as required
  • Speak on behalf of Girls Not Brides in the media, 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 the Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

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

  • Masters 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 marriage 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.
  • 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 tight deadlines and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to resolve problems and adapt plans if required.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish communication skills required, with an eye for detail; Portuguese language skills desirable.
  • Proficiency in recent versions of Microsoft Office suite; knowledge of Salesforce, Float and Basecamp desirable.
  • Willingness to work from home, with all necessary equipment and technology provided by Girls Not Brides.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% time.

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.

Eligibility:                       Candidates must have a valid visa/permit that allows placement/work in the chosen location.

Reporting to:                 To the Head of LAC Engagement (based in Mexico City) and strong collaboration with the Partnership Team (based in London).  

Contract type:               Fixed-term (1 year, with the possibility of extension).

Salary range:                 Local equivalent of £33,000-£37,000, plus a generous benefits package.

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 11th April 2019  clearly stating “Senior Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean” and your name in the subject line. In your application, please let us know your preferred location. Candidates will need to have the authorisation to work and reside in the country specified.

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