Organisation: Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
Position: Director of Communications
Location: The position is based in New York City. Travel, including international travel, is estimated at 20%.
Salary: Highly competitive plus generous benefits.
Closing date: 07/04/2019 (day/month/year)
Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence, abuse or neglect. Violence in childhood undermines all other investments in children; in their health, education and development, often with negative lifelong consequences and intergenerational impact.
Recognizing the devastating impacts of violence against children, in 2015 world leaders committed to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In July 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and an associated Fund, to help accelerate progress towards SDG 16.2.
The Partnership includes governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, research practitioners, academics and children themselves – uniting their voices, actions and resources in a unique collaboration focused solely on ending violence against all children.
In its first two years, the Partnership has enrolled 23 governments as Pathfinding countries, grown its membership to nearly 300 organizations, helped develop and promote the INSPIRE solutions to end violence, awarded $30 million in grants to tackle online child sexual abuse and violence against children in conflict and crises, and galvanized those working to end violence, including through an inaugural End Violence Solutions Summit.
The Director of Communications will lead the creation and execution of a comprehensive communications strategy to maximize the Partnership’sprofile and impact. The Director will serve on the Partnership’s Leadership Team and contribute to the organization’soverall mission by leading a communications team that helps put violence against children more visibly on the global agenda of decision makers, policy makers, partner organizations and key governments.
The ideal candidate will be a high-energy communications leader with a strong track-record in strategic messaging for diverse global audiences. Experience communicating children’s issues, working within the international development sector, and/or of a partnership model would be an advantage. S/he will have a proven ability to tactically lead a fast-moving, high-volume communications team with daily and weekly deliverables, while strategically engaging and building relationships with partners, the media, thought leaders and influencers who can help tell the End Violence story.
3. Campaign and Outreach Events
4. Web, Social Media, and Brand management
5. Donor and Board Communications
The successful candidate will be highly collaborative, results-oriented and proactive, with a flexible approach and a commitment to achieving results through policy advocacy. S/he will have:
MANAGEMENT and REPORTING LINE
The Director of Communications will be embedded within the Secretariat of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, and directed by the External Relations lead. S/he will be a member of the Secretariat’s Leadership Team, and will work closely with the Executive Director, the External Relations lead, and other senior leaders within the Secretariat. The Director of Communications will lead an internal Communications team of four plus external consultants and agencies, with the potential to grow and shape the team. S/he will contribute to a culture of professionalism that emphasizes curiosity, learning, collaboration and delivery.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will formally be employed by and report to New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs, and seconded to the End Violence Secretariat.
The position will be initially for two years, with the possibility of extension. This is a full-time post that is not eligible for overtime (non-exempt overtime status). The successful candidate is responsible for obtaining his/her own authorization to work in the United States of America.
Applications should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 April 2019. Please include a cover letter and CV, and the following reference in the email subject line: “Application – Director of Communications”
Contact person: Sandra Daniels-Harte
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Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2019-04-07
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