The Global Partnership to End Child Marriageis seeking a Research and Policy Officer who can build, gather and synthesise research on child marriage, generating best practice on solutions needed to end child marriage, and support members and National Partnerships to use evidence in their work.
This role sits within the Learning team. The Learning team works to build 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 Girls Not Brides members’ work.
Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 700 civil society organisations from over 90 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 Dakar, Delhi and Nairobi.
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.
Earlier this year, Girls Not Brides launched an ambitious four-year strategic (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 London, the successful candidate will be a key member of the Learning team and their key responsibilities will be to:
We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background or professional experience in public policy, development, international relations, human rights or gender issues with experience of using evidence for advocacy. We require someone with significant experience of intepreting, synthesising, understanding and presenting data and evidence from multiple sources in a compelling way. A strong understanding of dynamics on gender and/or development issues, 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.
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 [email protected] by 23:00 GMT on Thursday 4 May 2017 clearly stating“Research and Policy Officer” and your name in the subject line. We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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