Girls Not Brides is seeking a Partnership Officer for Africa within our team in Nairobi, Kenya.
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.
Salary: Circa £35,000, depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package
Line-managed by the Head of Africa Engagement with a matrix management relationship with the Interim Head of Partnership Development
All staff members must:
How to apply:
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, 6 September 2019 clearly stating “Partnership Officer for Africa” and your name in the subject line.
We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Girls Not Brides is seeking a Media and Communications Officer to join its global secretariat.
Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1000 civil society organisations from over 100 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.
Members are supported by the global secretariat with staff based in the UK 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. 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 organisations.
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.
Accountability: To the Head of Communications
Salary range: £33,000-£37,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package
Closing date: 6 September 2019
Based in the Girls Not Brides office in Central London, the Media and Communications Officer will work closely with and report to the Head of Communications. You will play a lead role in media outreach, running the press office function as well as proactively developing media strategies and campaigns to support and highlight the work of Girls Not Brides Members and the secretariat.
You will secure quality, in-depth media coverage of the issue of child marriage and what can be done to address this global problem. An enthusiastic media relations professional with a nose for a good story, you will be part of a small, four member
communications team and will help deliver on an integrated communications plan.
Personal skills and experience
At Girls Not Brides we are committed to the well-being, 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.
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 6th September 2019 clearly stating “Media and
Communications Officer” and your name in the subject line.
First round interviews will take place in the week beginning 16 September and final interviews will take place in the week beginning 23 September in our London office.