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Children’s Rights and Sports Specialist - UNICEF UK

Children’s Rights and Sports Specialist - UNICEF UK

UNICEF UK is looking for a person to fulfill this high profile role, leading projects on human and childs rights capacity building.

Job title

Children's Rights & Sports Specialist
Job reference UUK00091
Date posted 22/08/2016
Application closing date 09/09/2016
Location Central London
Salary approx. £42,000

Job description
Fixed term contract for 28 months

Unicef recognises the power of sport to change children's lives for the better. In 2015, we began working with the Commonwealth Games Federation to ensure that children's rights are an integral part of the delivery and legacy of the Games. Together we are now embarking upon a ground-breaking project to secure the integration of human and child rights into future Commonwealth Games.

This high profile role will lead this project through the planning, bidding, delivery and legacy lifecycle stages of the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games, building human and child rights capacity in the next four Games Hosts. From the learning of this project, this role will also lead on the development of guidance for future Games Hosts as well as an advocacy strategy for other mega sporting events (e.g. the Olympics, World Cup). You will have experience of working with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and on human and/or child rights considerations in the context of sport, alongside supporting the development of advocacy strategies. You will also have a successful track record of managing complex cross-organisational projects and be a proactive, tenacious and confident project manager. You will also need to ensure that budgets are organised and relationships, both internal and external, are nurtured.

The role requires a large amount of autonomous working and frequent international travel. We are flexible on location within the UK and will consider the needs of the successful candidate in terms of core location e.g. flexible working arrangements. Regular time within Unicef UK and the Commonwealth Games (both based in London) is required, as well as travel to the next four host countries and Unicef Head Office in Geneva.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 9 September 2016
Interview date: Monday 19 September 2016

We welcome applications from a diverse range of people, respecting and drawing on different perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children's rights. CVs will not be accepted.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.