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Child & Youth Participation Manager (CTWWC)
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Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos is an international children’s organisation founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005. We have a bold mission: to have a world without institutions and orphanages by 2050. Research shows the dramatic harm that institutional care causes to children and the proven benefits of the alternatives: community and family care. Lumos tackles the root causes of family separation – poverty, trafficking and discrimination – and transforms care systems around the world. We speak up on behalf of children trapped in institutions and reunite them with their families. And we change education, health and social care systems so every child can thrive.
In collaboration with children and youth with lived experience of institutions, child and youth participation teams, and internal and external stakeholders – this post will develop and be responsible for strategy across Lumos and the CTWWC initiative.
Main responsibilities: -
Child and Youth Participation
- Develops and implements CTWWC and Lumos’ child and youth participation strategy, policies, and processes working closely with an identified group of children and youth, and the CTWWC country teams
- Supports the establishment of child and youth participation structures in CTWWC country programmes (Guatemala), help to strengthen the child and youth participation structures in CTWWC country programmes (Kenya and Moldova) and across the CTWWC initiative, including embedding in all areas of technical, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL), research and advocacy work
Programmes and Training
- Support new demonstration countries to develop child and youth participation efforts, including recruitment, induction and training of new Child and Youth Participation Officers (CPOs)
- Conduct together with CYP Advisor annual country visits to: meet with CPOs, observe participation work and advise on strengthening, engage young people regarding their opinions about Lumos and country context, and meet with key members of country teams to ensure child and youth participation is adopted in country programmes.
Changing the Way We Care
- Provide training and capacity building to CTWWC teams on meaningful participation of children and youth, which includes youth as trainers
- Support the meaningful and dignified participation of self-advocates in regional and global fora. This includes targeting the 2020 CHOGM / Commonwealth Summit as an influencing opportunity to ensure the perspective of those with lived experience are able to influence decisions – at local, national, regional and global levels.
- In partnership with the Evidence Unit, develop an M&E framework for participation
- Oversee training and technical advice/support on child and youth participation, particularly to countries where Lumos provides remote support
- Ensure safeguarding is embedded into all participation activities, projects and procedures
- Work with the Lumos safeguarding team to ensure CPOs receive annual safeguarding training and ongoing support (Lumos only)
- Line management of Child and Youth Participation Advisor
- Management of child and youth participation budget
You will have: -
- Commitment to children’s rights;
- Strong knowledge of child and youth participation
- Strong programme, research and analytical skills
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work across cultural contexts
- Highly organised, with an aptitude in planning effectively to meet deadlines and an ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Demonstrated ability to analyse policy and fundraising opportunities
- Proactive approach with the ability to identify & seize opportunities
- Qualification or relevant experience in relevant field, such as social work
- Ability to work calmly and creatively and to respond to a dynamic and changing environment and within a team approach
- Fluent written and verbal English.
Our newly refurbished office is based in the City core of London with underground and mainline stations Monument, Cannon Street, Bank and London Bridge all within a 5min walk. Bike storage is also available. The local area offers a diverse range of amenities, cafés and restaurants with Leadenhall market, Borough market and the Royal Exchange located nearby.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
- 25 days of paid holidays
- Enhanced maternity leave
- Life Assurance and Pension Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme, Season ticket loan scheme and Childcare Vouchers
- Dynamic, interesting environment
- Regular staff social events and activities
- If you are committed to protecting and empowering the world’s most vulnerable children, join us.
Closing date: 6th December 2019 (midnight)
For more information please see attached job description.
Right to Work:
If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, please think carefully before applying. This is because even if the role is sufficiently skilled to qualify for sponsorship, we will be unable to sponsor you if there is a suitably qualified settled worker available to fill the role (this is known as the ‘resident labour market test’) unless you are currently in the UK and your immigration status and qualifications mean that the resident labour market test will not apply in your case.
Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal records checks where legally permitted.