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Candidate Pack

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Child Rights Connect is an independent, non-profit organisation founded in 1983. They are the largest international network for children’s rights. Through their 87 member organisations, they reach out to almost every country on the globe.

Their mission is the realisation of children’s rights through the United Nations human rights system.

The Secretariat team in Geneva, currently consisting of seven permanent staff members, is responsible to ensure the functioning of the network and to lead the implementation of the network’s plans in cooperation with members towards achieving the strategic and annual objectives of the organisation.

Child Rights Connect is a highly regarded organisation and it offers the right person the opportunity to work for a fantastic cause of major importance on a global scale in an attractive working environment, with flexible and attractive working conditions and an extremely motivated team.

Job Summary

To undertake and advance Child Rights Connect’s advocacy work at the UN, generate advocacy materials, interact effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including States, diplomats, UN agencies, as well as NGOs (members and other partners), and manage the implementation of multi-stakeholder projects linking activities at international, regional and national levels.

Person Specification

Essential Experience 

• A minimum of five years of professional experience, of which a minimum two years of experience in advocacy at the international level and proven successful advocacy experience with governments and/or the UN.
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of UN human rights mechanisms, especially the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and Special Procedures.
• Knowledge of and commitment to children’s rights as human rights.
• Good project management skills and ability to coordinate and implement complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
• Ability to implement programmes and progress against objectives in complex situations.
• Analytical skills and strategic thinking; the ability to shape complex programmes and put them into practice in cooperation with the team and the network.

Key Skills

  • Proven motivation and commitment to work for the cause and mission of Child Rights Connect.
  • Deep understanding of the United Nations system.
  • Advocacy and the ability to communicate with credibility and conviction across international stakeholders, the UN system, partner governments, officials and diplomats.
  • Proactive, visionary, diplomatic, politically astute, culturally aware and knowledgeable about global issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Networking, influencing, negotiating and the ability to move programmes and people forward.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with colleagues and a wide range of partners and stakeholders in a multicultural and multilingual environment.
  • Problem-solving attitude and the ability to make, communicate and implement decisions

Qualifications/ Education

  • Postgraduate University Degree (Master or equivalent) in human rights, international law, international relations or other related disciplines.

Application Instructions

To apply for this post, please download and read the candidate pack, then complete our online application form. Please complete the form in sentence case – there is no need to use block capitals.

You will be asked to submit the following information:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria. (Please look at Help for Candidates for hints on how to write a successful statement).

The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:

Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:

Child Rights Connect

A global child rights network connecting the daily lives of children to the United Nations