BIC began its child rights program in 2012 with advocacy around the need for the World Bank to include policy requirements mandating that child impact assessments be conducted for all Bank funded projects. Throughout the past eight years of the campaign BIC has maintained a focus on addressing child sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) around infrastructure projects, particularly in the context of recent World Bank reforms around Gender Based Violence (GBV). BIC seeks a dynamic self-starter with knowledge of child rights and child protection to lead the next phase of this campaign. Under the direction of the Executive Director the Child Rights Campaign Manager will work as part of a collaborative of several organizations seeking to encourage the World Bank to include age appropriate measures to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse throughout its projects and policies. With the support of the Executive Director, Policy Director and Social Inclusion Director, the Child Rights campaign manager will also seek out opportunities to forge new partnerships and raise the profile of child rights and child protections issues throughout the World Bank.
- Lead BIC’s Child Rights Program, strengthening and expanding BIC’s capacities and action in areas related to child rights and protection.
- Serve as BIC’s representative and contribute to the broader community of civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in child rights and protection work, sharing with these groups information about the role played by MDBs. Work with these organizations to advance shared goals, especially as they relate to child rights and protection in development and infrastructure projects financed by MDBs.
- Engage with senior staff within the World Bank and other MDBs, their Boards of Directors and governments to advocate for BIC and CSO partner positions related to child rights and protection.
- Convene public discussions, strategy meetings and workshops with various stakeholders.
- In collaboration with other partners, produce research and communications materials that analyse the impact of IFI investments on children, document case studies of success and failure related to child rights and protection and highlight progress (or lack thereof) in integrating child-related issues into GBV and SEA efforts.
- Manage the Child Rights program, including one junior staff person, budget and agreed deliverables.
- Write grant reports and manage relationships with donor program officers.
- Grow the funding base for the program, including engaging with potential donors and writing grant proposals.
- At least 6 years of advocacy experience in the child rights/protection fields.
- Master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to child rights/protection, sustainable development or similar.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate and engage with a diverse range of stakeholders, including CSOs, child rights groups, government and international decision makers and private/public donors.
- Demonstrated analytical skills with respect to GBV, SEA, child rights and/or child protection issues.
- Experience with advocacy or campaigning and with developing and executing advocacy strategies.
- Good oral and written communication skills; experience conducting and/or overseeing research.
- Fluent English; competency in at least one other language preferred.
- No experience with the World Bank or other MDB advocacy is required, BIC will provide training and support in this area.
Salary between $70,000-$78,000 USD per year depending on qualifications. BIC also provides paid health insurance, generous leave and other benefits. The position will be based in BIC’s Washington, DC office and there is no possibility for remote work.
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample by February 19, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial phone interview. Preferred start date is mid March.