Programme Lead

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 03

Position description

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is seeking a London based professional to lead our work combatting modern slavery, trafficking, and child exploitation across the Commonwealth. CHRI is an iNGO working across the Commonwealth’s 53 member countries. CHRI UK is an independent UK charity, however the London team works closely with colleagues at CHRI’s offices in New Delhi and Accra to conduct research and advocacy.

The post-holder will be responsible for leading on all research and advocacy work related to SDG Target 8.7. In particular, they will oversee two connected programmes, one to develop and operationalise the first set of comprehensive SDG Target 8.7 indicators developed by CHRI, and a second to launch and develop a new civil society network for those working on SDG Target 8.7.

Scope of work

As part of a small, dynamic team based in London, the new ‘SDG 8.7 Programme Lead’ will work closely with the Head of the London office, the London Executive Committee, and colleagues in London, New Delhi, and Accra. The successful candidate will have line management of one London based researcher, one Delhi based Senior Research and Advocacy officer (1 day per week) and a rotating group of volunteers, and will report to the Head of the London office.

Specifically, the Programme Lead will:

  • Lead CHRI’s London Advocacy Strategy on SDG Target 8.7, ensuring that it is firmly grounded in evidence robust analysis;
  • Manage the research team working on the SDG Target 8.7 indicator framework;
  • Oversee the development of the SDG Target 8.7 civil society network.

Core Competencies

  • A degree or equivalent experience, preferably to Master’s level research and advocacy for human rights and/or international development;
  • Proven experience conducting evidence based advocacy;
  • Strong project and line management experience;
  • A strong digital skillset;
  • Well organised, numerate, excellent communication skills.

Application instructions

To apply for this position please email an up to date CV and cover letter of no more than 2 pages.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on Friday 18th January 2019.

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