Closing date: 7 February 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: Central London, with occasional travel
Based in the Girls Not Brides office in Central London, the Publications Officer will work closely with and report to the Head of Communications. This is a new role in the Communications Team and will lead the end-to-end production and management of Girls Not Brides external-facing publications, from event flyers to more detailed research reports. This means taking publications requirements from the initial stages, to copy-editing and proofreading, design, translation, production, and dissemination. With a critical eye for editing and a keen sense of design, you’ll bring your excellent editorial and production skills to strengthen our Communications Team and help us raise awareness of the issue of child marriage across the world.
We are a truly global partnership, and we produce materials in English, French and Spanish. You will need to have a basic working knowledge of all languages, and ideally be proficient in Spanish. You will also take on responsibility for the day to day management of our brand and voice through our external communications products, including support to our colleagues and members.
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.
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 “Publications 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 25th February in our London office.
We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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