About the Freedom Fund
The Freedom Fund is a leader in the global movement to end modern slavery. We identify and invest in the most effective frontline efforts to eradicate modern slavery in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent. Partnering with visionary investors, governments, community-based organisations and those at risk of exploitation, we tackle the systems that allow slavery to persist and thrive.
In its first seven years, the Freedom Fund has supported over 140 organisations in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand. Many of these are grassroots NGOs working in communities affected by slavery, and collectively they have had a direct positive impact on over 900,000 vulnerable people.
The Fund supports interventions at the community level and also seeks to change broader systems, including weak government policy and enforcement, irresponsible business practices and harmful social norms. We seek to build civil society coalitions and foster social movements to help drive change from the bottom up, while also working internationally to influence the global systems that allow slavery to persist. The Fund has built a reputation for excellence and is backed by a diverse group of donors.
About the role
The Senior Research & Evaluation Manager is an exciting role for an ambitious individual looking to guide and help deliver an influential portfolio of research. The successful candidate will help shape our overall research strategy, directly supervise external studies across four countries and play a critical role in sharing research findings and lessons learnt with the broader anti-slavery community.
This post will report to the Head of Research & Evaluation and work closely with Freedom Fund colleagues at all levels, as well as with civil society organisations and academic partners around the world. The Research & Evaluation team is based in our London office, the Freedom Fund also has offices in New York and Addis Ababa, and we will also consider candidates who can work remotely from Brazil or Washington D.C. When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and safe to do so, this post will also require some international travel.
For more information on the opportunity, please find the job description attached.