Girls Not Brides is seeking a Senior Programme Officer in the Learning Team to take forward Girls Not Brides work on capacity development of members with a focus on strengthening gender transformative approaches. This will include documenting and disseminating learning from community level initiatives, including in relation to tackling harmful gender norms. The job-holder will also lead on the monitoring and evaluation of the Learning Team’s products and processes.
This role sits within the Learning team. The Learning team builds an understanding of how child marriage happens, and what needs to be done to address it, by sharing the latest research and evidence about what works, identifying and building consensus about solutions needed, and using this to support the work of Girls Not Brides members and partners.
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 looking for candidates enthusiastic about amplifying recent successes.
Based in the Girls Not Brides office in central London, the successful candidate will be a key member of the Learning team and their responsibilities will be to:
We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of designing learning initiatives and capacity building opportunities for community based organsiations. Candidates must have a background in international development, gender, human rights or another related field. We need someone with direct experience of programme development, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. A strong understanding of dynamics on gender and/or development issues, is essential and an understanding of child marriage, is desirable.
We are specifically looking for candidates who can:
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: £35,000-£42,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package
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 25th September 2018 clearly stating “Senior Programme Officer” and your name in the subject line. The first round of interviews are scheduled to take place the week of 1st October. We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.