Organisation: Open Society Foundations

Position: Programme Specialist - International Migration Initiative

Location: London, UK

Salary: Competitive


Closing date: 11/06/2018 (day/month/year)

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Programme Specialist - International Migration Initiative

Open Society Foundations


The Open Society Foundations seeks a Programme Specialist to provide support to the International Migration Initiative (IMI), and specifically to its Fair Work programme area.

IMI’s programme areas are:

Fair Work: Our strategy aims to improve government policies and business practices to ensure a fair deal for migrant workers; to build migrant workers’ voice, power, and influence through organising activities and coalition-building, and to challenge the culture of impunity by expanding migrants’ access to legal remedies.

21st Century Protection: Our goal is to renew support among states and publics in select countries for the protection of refugees and vulnerable migrants, by demonstrating how reforms and new operational models can improve upon and complement the existing system.

Welcoming & Integrated Societies: We aim to deepen support for refugees and migration through welcoming initiatives that bridge natives and newcomers, and to use insights on public attitudes to inform policy and advocacy. We pay close attention to the concerns of host communities and aim to strengthen their role in integration.

Advocacy & Special Initiatives: This work cuts across our substantive programme areas, using advocacy, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and engagement with the private sector to advance our goals.

Job description

IMI seeks a dynamic and committed Programme Specialist to support the design, planning and implementation of IMI’s Fair Work programme area. The position requires knowledge of labor migration issues as well as passion to improve the situation of migrant workers as part of a broader movement for economic, gender and racial justice.

The Programme Specialist will learn about all the tools used by OSF to bring about social change and play an essential role in the use of grant making. This includes helping to identify new partners, assessing organisations in the field, designing projects, and evaluating the impact of OSF’s contributions. The individual may also lead work on specific projects or issue areas, such as on the role of technology to advance improvements for migrants. The position reports to the Fair Work Team Manager and is based in London. The role involves working closely with other IMI colleagues in OSF’s New York and Washington DC offices, as well as with staff in thematic and regional programmes across OSF.

Closing date: 11 June 2018.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

Candidate requirements

3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a situation relevant to the duties of this role is typically required to develop the skills required for this role.

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Closing date: 2018-06-11

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