Closing date: 7 February 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: Central London, with occasional international travel
Working as part of a small team, you will support our work across digital, social media, and media, and well as formal communications channels with our members.
The Communications Officer will work most closely with the Senior Digital and Content Officer to tell a compelling story online about the work of our movement to end child marriage – celebrating our members’ successes, and keeping a spotlight on the issue in global spaces. You’ll be a strong all-round communications professional with a passion for social media in particular, strong storytelling skills and the enthusiasm to create engaging and powerful content that contributes to our mission. The role will have responsibility for day to day management of our online communities, reporting and analytics, and play a key role in contributing to a refresh of our website.
We are a truly global partnership, with a growing membership base in the Latin America and Caribbean region; the ability to work in English and Spanish is essential, and French and/or Arabic are highly desirable.
Girls Not Brides
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 1,300 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, India and Senegal and has an annual budget of approximately £5 million.
Working with the Senior Digital and Content Officer:
Website and web content
Working with the Media & Communications Officer:
All staff members must:
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 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.
Our core values
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to [email protected] by 23:00 GMT on 7th February clearly stating “Communications Officer” and your name in the subject line.
First-round interviews will take place via Skype on the week commencing 17th February. Final interviews will take place on the week commencing 24th February in our London office.
We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.