Girls Not Brides is seeking a Senior Gender Officer within our learning team in London to take forward our efforts to foster the uptake of evidence based solutions to ending child marriage that have gender equality at their heart.
Girls Not Brides is the only global partnership 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 more than 1,200 civil society organisations in over 100 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 members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include groups focused on research and advocacy as well as programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities. Our members address the issue of child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.
The global partnership is supported by the Girls Not Brides secretariat with teams in UK (London), Mexico, Kenya and India. 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.
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.
The job-holder will work closely with regional teams to identify and facilitate learning about gender transformative solutions to ending child marriage, and with the partnership team to support capacity strengthening of Girls Not Brides members and national partnerships in this area.
Based in the Girls Not Brides office in central London, the successful candidate will report to the Head of Learning and will have the following responsibilities:
Strengthen Girls Not Brides work promoting gender transformative approaches to end child marriage
Facilitate learning about comprehensive responses to child marriage in priority countries
Facilitate learning about approaches to end child marriage among Girls Not Brides members
Contribute to the overall work of the Learning team
Contribute to the broader work of Girls Not Brides
We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of designing learning initiatives and capacity building opportunities for civil society organisations from a range of different contexts. Candidates must have a strong gender and development background, and experience in international development. We need someone with direct experience of programme development, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. A strong understanding of dynamics on gender and development issues, and 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.
Reporting lines: To the Head of Learning
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 1 July 2019 clearly stating “Senior Gender Officer” and your name in the subject line. The first round of interviews are expected to take place on 8 / 9 July 2019 and the second round of in person interviews will take place on 24 / 25 July 2019.
We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Girls Not Brides’ Secretariat is a small, ambitious organisation (staff of 35, income of £5 million, staff presence in five countries) that is now preparing for the next stages in its development.
To support and enable its further growth, we are looking for a financial systems expert to review its current financial policies, processes and systems with a view to making recommendations on the capabilities (people, policies, processes and systems) that it will need to deliver its exciting future plans. We are anticipating an increase in both our restricted and unrestricted funding, more sub-granting activity and the need to work with a larger number of global suppliers.
We are looking for an experienced and personable consultant who can conduct this review within a reasonably compressed timeframe and who can make pragmatic and prioritised recommendations on our financial systems. We expect that the work will take a total of 10-15 days, spread part-time over a period of 2-3 months.
The consultant will review the Secretariat’s systems of financial controls and due diligence and make recommendations as part of our overall risk management strategy. The review will also make recommendations on systems to ensure value for money through greater effectiveness, efficiency and economy in our operations.
The consultant needs to be able to work collaboratively with others, to demonstrate the Girls Not Brides values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, pragmatism, determination and respect and to quickly develop an understanding of the organisation and its strategy. They will be a fully qualified accountant as well as having expert knowledge of process improvement methodologies, finance systems (particularly those used successfully in small organisations) and charity governance.
A broader understanding of the legal requirements, financial best practice and core operations of charitable organisations will also be important in order to ensure that all finance interfaces are properly understood and reviewed.
The consultant will report to the Executive Director, and work closely with the Head of Finance and the Head of Operations.
Ideally this project would start in July 2019, we anticipate that the consultant may spend some time on-site at our offices in the City and some time working at home. Recommendations need to be delivered by the end of September 2019.
Proposals should be sent to email@example.com by 23.00 GMT on Friday 21st June and should refer to: