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Project Officer (Nairobi)

Deadline: 1st February 2021 Download job description

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage is seeking an outstanding individual for immediate hire to join the Africa team as a Project Officer for one year. The successful candidate will coordinate the project to accelerate progress to end child marriage through enhancing capacities of civil society and young leaders in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Considerable experience in managing or coordinating civil society projects in East Africa.
  • Degree in Public Policy, Development Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, Gender Studies or related fields.
  • Significant project management experience, with a track record of developing and monitoring project management tools such as work plans, budgets, MEL frameworks.
  • Experience implementing restricted grants including a clear understanding of what needs to be in place to implement robust, externally funded projects as part of a civil society coalition alliance.
  • Excellent people and relationship management skills.
  • Knowledge of youth engagement best practice/direct experience of working with young people.
  • Highly organised with excellent information management skills.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • 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 and the use of Databases.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Girls Not Brides.
  • Willingness to travel to remote locations.

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 1 February 2021 clearly stating “Project Officer: Africa Team” and your name in the subject line.

The application must include:

  • An outline of how you meet the criteria for this position
  • Details of your availability

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

Senior Officer for Africa Engagement

Deadline: 3rd February 2021 Download job description

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage is recruiting a Senior Officer for Africa Engagement to join our Africa team. The Senior Officer for Africa Engagement, a bilingual (French and English) international development professional will play a critical role in ensuring that relevant sub-regional African institutions in West and Central Africa encourage governments to implement the commitments made on ending child marriage. 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Considerable experience of working directly with civil society actors, including experience of engaging with coalitions, alliances or networks.
  • Experience and understanding of the key concepts of partnership and movement building, including supporting partnership building remotely.
  • Ability to build strong relationships while working remotely with civil society organisations.
  • Ability to build strategic partnerships with key institutions within West and Central Africa.
  • A sound understanding of the policy and advocacy dynamics around gender and/or youth/child rights in an international context, including an understanding of some of the key players in these fields.
  • Excellent English and French language skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work with a diverse range of actors from different cultural contexts.
  • Confident networker and ability to represent Girls Not Brides at high-level events.
  • Willingness to travel internationally – sometimes at short notice.

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 highlighting your availability and demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@GirlsNotBrides.org by 23:00 GMT on 3rd February 2021 clearly stating “Senior Officer for Africa Engagement” and your name in the subject line.

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