CELCIS seeking International Associate

International Associate

Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children (CELCIS)

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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CELCIS is looking to recruit a confident and knowledgeable child rights/welfare professional, to help shape and deliver our international work: securing the global implementation of the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care, and realising children’s rights through developments in policy, systems and practice.

In the role, you will build and maintain strong, productive relationships with international agencies, developing partnerships which enable the funding and delivery of CELCIS international projects. You will bring your experience of effective project management to oversee projects, ensuring our approach is informed by the best evidence, our activity completed to time and budget, and our impact assessed and learnt from. You will also use your knowledge of practice and international policy to inform research, knowledge exchange and policy-influencing activities, all aimed at improving the experiences and outcomes of children who are at risk of being placed in alternative care, or who are living in alternative care. Taking the evidence generated through our work, you will use your stakeholder, facilitation and communication skills to ensure that it is reflected in debate and development work internationally.

As part of the Development & Innovation Hub, you will be part of a team working to seek out and secure opportunities for impact, insight and income generation, in Scotland, the UK and across the world. You will work closely with the CELCIS International Lead and the wider international team, translating the CELCIS international strategy into action, and helping to cement CELCIS’ international profile and credibility. For any individual looking for a career in international children’s policy and/or protection, this is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of experienced, knowledgeable and passionate professionals, working hard to improve the lives of children growing up in adversity.

Brief Outline of Job:

This post holder will work as a member of the CELCIS’s International team. The post holder will support all aspects of development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CELCIS’ international activities, including efficient, timely, accurate and systematic planning, administration and coordination of projects.

This post will report to the CELCIS International Lead.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Accepting applications through 25 October 2017. 

For more information about the International Associate position, please view the attached document. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Chrissie Gale, International Services Lead (chrissie.gale@strath.ac.uk/ 01414448522).