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Monday, March 7, 2016

Girl Specialist, Girl Effect, London, UK

Girl Specialist

Location: London, UK
Organization: Girl Effect
Girl Effect works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We do this by connecting girls to each other and to the critical assets they need. We work to create lasting perception change by harnessing media in innovative ways and building social networks that develop girls' positive perceptions of themselves and shift how others see and value them.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review media content (eg radio scripts, articles for mobile) used in our programmes targeting adolescent girls to ensure it is in line with best practice approaches
  • Support Girl Specialists to provide technical support to work streams as necessary
  • Working with Girl Specialists co-ordinate capacity building work for staff
  • Co-ordinate the production of knowledge products (resources, tools, tip sheets) aimed at building capacity of staff and support the dissemination of these
  • Maintain and manage the Girl Effect knowledge hub of resources for adolescent girls
  • Organise Girl Specialist Team meetings in London and globally
  • Support the organisation of annual team learning events and country visits
  • Process invoices and expenses and keep the Girl Specialist Team budget updated
  • Carry out any other ad hoc administrative and operational support duties as required.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelors degree or equivalent in international development or a relevant subject  
  • Demonstrable experience of working on girls’ rights or women’s rights programming and gender equality
  • Excellent critical analysis and thinking skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills; good attention to detail
  • A collaborative team playe
  • Ideally some experience of working with social communications, communication for development etc
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural contexts and with people with varying expertise, skills and backgrounds
  • Adaptable - able to work in complex, unfamiliar and changing environments;
  • Self-starter - confident and proactive in generating and leading new initiatives;
  • Positive, energetic, can-do attitude;
  • Commitment to girls’ rights and gender equality and to the vision and values of Girl Hub.
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