Join our talented team and become part of a leading child rights organisation that works with businesses to improve the lives of children. Working for us provides the opportunity to gain first-hand, practical experience in child rights issues, sustainability and responsible sourcing. You will be challenged but also rewarded by seeing the positive impact of our work.
We are seeking a professional Project Manager to join our team and manage support the expansion and growth of The Centre in Africa.View Details
Position: Project Manager Africa, Europe and Americas
Department: Products and Services
Reports to: Director Products & Services for Africa, Europe & Americas
Location: key Africa hub (e.g. Nairobi, Abidjan, Kinshasa etc.)
Application deadline: July 10, 2021
Starting date: From July 2021
WHY WORK FOR US?
The Centre for Child Rights and Business (The Centre) is one of the very few organisations in the world working exclusively on child rights issues in the business context. In the 10+ years of our journey to date, we have improved the lives of thousands of children, young people and working parents. We’re a friendly, diverse and international team coming from a range of backgrounds, who all share a joint passion: to make the world a better place for children by helping companies in their sustainability efforts.
We are currently seeking a talented and professional Project Manager to join our team and manage support the expansion and growth of The Centre towards global and local brands in Africa by maintaining a local presence, assuring project implementation, delivering & organising trainings, conducting/supporting research work and performing networking with key stakeholders of The Centre.
The position is a full-time engagement and should preferably be based in a key Africa hub (e.g. Nairobi, Abidjan, Kinshasa etc.).
The position includes, but is not limited to, the following specific tasks:
Manage ongoing projects and work with the implementing partners in Africa, Turkey, Americas etc to guarantee the smooth implementation of the projects, including:
Provide support for business development, e.g. exploring cooperation opportunities with local social organisations and related service providers, supporting proposal development, etc.
Regularly update The Centre’s country factsheet, and research on child rights related legal provisions
Local logistic support for events and visits
Carry out rapid assessment of child labor cases as per The Centre methodology
Education: University degree or higher in social science, business development or business management.
A minimum 3 years proven experience in a similar role.
Experience in managing multiple teams in different service regions
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical skills
Excellent English and French equal to mother tongue
Highly trustworthy and capable of handling highly sensitive and confidential information.
Strong organisational, time management and multitasking skills
Solid problem-solving and team management abilities
Good computer skills, Microsoft office etc.
Application with cover letter and CV should be sent firstname.lastname@example.org, closing date: July 10, 2021. Please also indicate the salary expectation in your application email.