Missing Children Europe is the European federation for missing and sexually exploited children, representing 29 organisations from 26 European countries.
Every two minutes, a child is reported missing in the EU. The cause as well as the effect of the disappearance of a child includes many different situations of violence, exploitation and abuse. Missing Children Europe’s mission is to prevent, support and protect children from any situation of harm, abuse or neglect that may lead to or result from them going missing. Missing Children Europe’s vision is that all children should be able to rely on an effective and holistic system of child protection, where all measures are taken to empower them as individual rights holders. The work of Missing Children Europe is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international norms and standards.
Missing Children Europe’s activities are structured around 3 strategically defined thematic programmes - focusing on children who run away from home or care, children missing in migration and children who are victims of a parental abductions – and one cross-cutting programme on cross-border services for missing children.
These programmes are designed to understand root causes and consequences, raise public awareness, enable frontline intervention, advocate rights based policies and laws, and finally, measure their impact.
Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a new Secretary General to lead the day-to-day management of the organisation, reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the President of the organisation.
Role of the Secretary General:
The role of the Secretary General consists of the general management of the organisation, with both inwards and outwards facing responsibilities towards member organisations, staff, volunteers, partners, policy makers, donors, press and VIP members of the organisation’s Patrons’ Council.
The Secretary General oversees the efficient and effective delivery of the Federation’s strategic plan, including the following specific responsibilities:
Staff recruited by Missing Children Europe will be asked to comply with child protection policy, including necessary vetting and background checks of personnel.
Missing Children Europe is an equal opportunity employer and does not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age.
Candidates should apply with a full CV and cover letter in English, highlighting the experience and skills relevant to the role by the end of 22 October 2017. All applications will be managed by our retained recruitment consultants, Rtesian Resources and should be forwarded for the attention of Ian Burns.
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