Senior Officer


Girls Not Brides

  • Location: Guatemala, Mexico
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian & Development Nexus
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:04/10/2023
  • Location:Guatemala, Mexico
Child protection/ Children’s rights Gender-based violence (GBV)
Movement Building for impact in LAC via strengthening of National Partnerships/Coalitions
  • In close collaboration with the Head of LAC, supports the development of Girls Not Brides’ strategy and joint working plans in priority countries in the region. 
  • In close collaboration with the Head of LAC, facilitates co-creation processes with National Partnerships and Coalitions to design collective initiatives to address CEFMU.
  • Provides technical and strategic support to Girls Not Brides National Partnership and Coalitions in key countries in the region for the timely delivery of activities or projects. E.g. strategic planning, youth engagement and gender transformative approaches.
  • Supports the Head of LAC in relationship building with members and key actors working to address CEFMU at regional and national level to contribute to a regional strategy.

Lead on Girls Not Brides’ support for members in the region
  • Supports the Head of LAC in developing a membership strategy in LAC, to expand the membership in the region.
  • Conducts membership outreach in assigned countries/regions.
  • Identifies members capacity needs in the region and their key asks from Girls Not Brides to provide technical and strategic assistance. 
  • Works with the LAC team and the Global partnership team to design and implement the Broad Offer for capacity building opportunities for members in LAC (trainings, webinars, leadership journeys, peer to peer learning Collective action opportunities, etc.).
Strengthen our role on learning and knowledge management
Working in collaboration with the Head of LAC, the LAC team and the Global Learning team:
  • Assesses, monitors, and documents major policy developments, research findings and opportunities relating to ending child, early and forced marriage, to shape Girls Not Brides’ strategy in the region, guide its programming and engagement priorities and the learning work.
  • Supports the member organisations to document, collate and share information and evidence on what works to address CEFMU and emerging trends intersecting with the issue in the region e.g. climate change, COVID-19 etc.
  • Promotes the uptake of knowledge, learning and evidence by the membership, including the National Partnerships and Coalitions, to increase the quality and impact of programming and evidence-based influencing.
Organisational Responsibilities
  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Line manages roles and consultants as necessary, delegating responsibilities and tasks as appropriate, and collaborates with the LAC Operations Coordinator to ensure the timely delivery of products.
  • Significant experience in the development sector, including direct experience of engaging with coalitions, alliances or networks and an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by coalition working.
  • Graduate qualification in relevant area (such as Development Studies, International Relations, Human Rights or Gender), or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish (any other regional language would be an advantage).
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Willingness to travel regularly, sometimes at short notice.

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