This is an exciting new senior position at the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Eurochild network. It is suited to somebody with extensive project and people management experience and skills, combined with a passion for, and solid understanding of, children’s rights.
In the 15 years since its establishment, Eurochild has grown into one of the most influential networks on children’s rights in Europe. It has almost 200 members across 34 countries in Europe, including national coalitions of children’s rights in 21 countries. It has pioneered new approaches to involving children directly in its work, including co-design of its biannual conference and supporting children’s self-advocacy. It engages at the highest political level at the European Union, for example it is advising on a future European Child Guarantee. Its current 3-year strategy has 3 advocacy priorities: ending child poverty (with a particular focus on early childhood development); ending institutional care for children and reforming child protection systems; and strengthening political recognition of children’s rights including the right of the child to be heard.
This new position is created to help take Eurochild to its next stage of development. Critically, we want to diversify our income sources and establish new funded partnerships both with the corporate and philanthropic sectors. We intend to build on our core strengths of member engagement, child participation and leveraging EU political and funding influence to catalyse positive change for children throughout Europe.
The Director of Programmes will supervise and support the work of 5 staff responsible for advocacy, communications, project management, and thematic coordination. He/she will be part of the Eurochild executive team, together with the Finance Director and Director of Operations, which will be responsible for decisions concerning resource planning, monitoring and evaluation, risk management, human resource development and fundraising. He/she will deputise the Secretary General in external representation responsibilities.
The Director of Programmes will report to the Secretary General. He/she will also receive support from the Eurochild management board Sub-Committee on Fundraising which meets roughly bimonthly and involves the Eurochild President (H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca), Treasurer and 2 ordinary members.
Please apply by an online form, submitting a letter of application and CV (no photos) in strict confidence via this link: https://eurochild.wufoo.com/forms/application-eurochild-director-ofprogrammes/.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1st January 2020.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited to interviews.
If you have any questions, please email Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General: firstname.lastname@example.org.