London, Greater London

£36000p.a. pro rata at 80%( £29,000 actual)

Contract, Part-time

About the organisation

Every Casualty Worldwide works on promoting and improving the practice of casualty recording in all situations of armed violence to ensure... Read more

Job Description

Network Development Coordinator

Salary: £36,000 p.a. pro rata at 80.55% (£29,000).

Terms of Employment

Two-year position, currently funded until end March 2020 (funding bids for the full term are under active consideration).

Part-time, flexible working hours, negotiable, but expected to average four days per week over the year as a whole.

Ability to undertake overseas travel for periods of up to two weeks, four or (by agreement) more times per annum in the first year.

Otherwise principally home-based.

The post-holder will be required to make a minimum 3% contribution to a statutory pension scheme (NEST), to which ECW will also contribute pro-rata.

Job Description

We are looking for someone with a track record of effective network building and coordination in the area of human rights, humanitarian aid, international development or peace-building, who can use their skills to further develop the Casualty Recorders Network, the sole global network of casualty recording organisations. 

The ideal candidate is an energetic and creative network builder and coordinator, with strong project management skills and an ability to manage effective partnerships remotely. You must be self-motivating with strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently. 

Working in collaboration with a wide variety of organisations worldwide, you will develop and promote best practice in this field, facilitating opportunities for casualty recorders to share their expertise and experience among their peers and a wide range of stakeholders. 

You will demonstrate a genuine commitment to supporting casualty recorders of all varieties, operating in all contexts, without distinction. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, relationship management experience, and the ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural context.

In the first year, the primary roles of the position are to:

  • Develop the casualty recorders network (CRN) by growing and increasing the impact of its membership and its political and geographical reach; strengthening its capacity for peer-support and knowledge sharing; coordinating collaborative efforts to establish and advance best practices in casualty recording; building relationships with casualty recording organisations and identifying common interests / agendas.
  • Once established in post, plan, prepare and conduct field assessment visits to four existing CRN members, to produce a detailed collaborative analysis of their working methods and organisational capacity, with particular emphasis on identifying opportunities and challenges for the adoption of a set of Standards for Casualty Recording (see below). This will include four overseas visits in the first year, each of up to two weeks’ duration.
  • Participate in developing and implementing a communications strategy to raise awareness of casualty recording as a professional field, of the CRN and of Every Casualty with governments, militaries, civil protection actors, the private sector, academia and the general public.

Additional duties may involve:

  • Assisting in the drafting of expressions of interest and grant bids where appropriate.
  • Contributing to strategic planning and other organisational requirements.
  • Administrative and organisational duties as required, for example supporting CRN members with travel arrangements; organising events; providing accurate reporting on events and meetings attended; maintaining contacts as requested; and finance/budgeting management.  

Person Specification

Essential

  • At least 3 years’ experience of network building and coordination in a human rights, humanitarian, peacebuilding, international development or other relevant context
  • Enthusiastic and proactive self-starter with the ability to act on own initiative, organise and plan effectively
  • Experience of working both independently and as part of a team, exercising autonomy and personal authority as needed 
  • Experience of project management and the ability to juggle a range of competing demands
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships remotely with highly diverse civil society organisations
  • Ability to demonstrate persistence, tact and encouragement when working with partner organisations
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience of working in culturally diverse environments
  • Competency with standard office and communications software
  • Ability to undertake overseas travel for periods of up to two weeks, approximately four times per annum.
  • Existing right to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Proficiency in project budget management including budget design, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience of website content maintenance
  • Experience of data management and usage of e-communications marketing platforms (e.g. Mailchimp)
  • Proficiency in additional languages (particularly Spanish, Arabic, French)
  • Knowledge of international conflict, security, humanitarian and human rights fields and processes
  • Good understanding of creative outputs and production processes, including print, digital and video

Further particulars

This is principally a home-working position and the candidate must have a private space in which to work, with a reliable internet connection. Most routine team communications as well as collaborative work will be undertaken remotely using Skype. Allowance towards phone and internet costs will be made available. A suitable laptop will be supplied if needed. The position will require easy access to central London for face-to-face ECW team meetings. All travel other than for ECW team meetings will be reimbursed.

About Every Casualty Worldwide

Every Casualty is dedicated to ensuring that every life lost to armed violence is promptly recorded, correctly identified and publicly acknowledged. Our work is based on the moral imperative to recognise the unique value of every human life, and the practical, legal and societal benefits which result from robust and credible casualty recording.

Every Casualty effectively acts as an independent professional body for casualty recording organisations worldwide with the aim of promoting support for the diverse range of casualty recording practitioners, facilitating greater professionalisation and standardisation of the field, and improving international understanding of casualty recording work. We pursue these aims through a combination of research, capacity building, and advocacy. Applicants should note that while it works closely with casualty recorders, Every Casualty is not itself a casualty recording organisation.

In 2009 Every Casualty established the first (and only) international Casualty Recorders Network, in order to bring together and further develop best practice in the field, and to provide a common voice for international advocacy on casualty recording. In 2016 Every Casualty published an international set of Standards for Casualty Recording, following a three-year research and consultation process with casualty recording organisations and key international organisations who use casualty data, including the ICRC, the ICC, and UNOCHA. Developing the Casualty Recorders Network, increasing its impact, and ensuring the implementation of the Standards are continuing priorities of Every Casualty’s work

How to apply

Closing date for applications 13:00 UK time, 15th April 2019.

Interviews will be held in London on Friday 3rd May.

Informal enquiries are welcomed prior to submission of a full application, and potential applicants may send a preliminary email to admin[AT]everycasualty[DOT]org

Full applications should consist of a single file (word or pdf) containing:

  • A cover letter of no more than 1000 words demonstrating how the applicant meets the person specification
  • A CV (maximum three pages)
  • name and contact details of two referees