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Advisor Corporate Social Responsibility and Child Labour

Are you passionate about children's rights and do have experience with Corporate Social Responsibility or similar in the corporate sector? Do you hold up-to-date knowledge on child labour, supply chains, corporate policies and the children’s rights and business principles? Then we have an interesting job offer for you!

Position in the organisation

As Advisor, you are part of the global Lobby and Expertise team (L&E). The L&E team supports the development of our organisational (strategic) focus, programme themes, country programmes, institutional fundraising and the relation between these. The team supports and coordinates research as well as lobby & advocacy activities with governments and business at national and international level. You report to the manager Lobby, Expertise and Programs.

About your department

The L&E team consists of 7 ambitious advisors with different backgrounds and expertise. They focus on the issue of child exploitation, with four key programme themes centered around:

1. The worst forms of Child Labour;

2. (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children;

3. Child Trafficking and Unsafe Migration;

4. Child Abuse / Child Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. 

What will you do and how will you make an impact?

* You co-develop and implement strategies to engage local, national and international businesses to work against child labour and uphold the children’s rights and business principles. These strategies are incorporated into our country and international programmes as part of our holistic approach to fight child exploitation.

* You will act as a CSR and supply chain expert both externally with businesses, platforms and (international) fora, and internally by advising the organisation on all policy matters relating to responsible business practices, specifically in the context of our child labour programme, mica.

* You hold deep and up-to-date knowledge on (the elimination of) child labour, business and children’s rights principles, and engagement with relevant stakeholders (private sector), through research and networking.

* You will work towards expanding and facilitating TdH’s projects through strong involvement in programme development and (institutional) fundraising. Your main focus will be the Mica program, with the objective to eradicate child labour issues in the mica industry through comprehensive interventions in India and in Europe, and soon in Madagascar. Terre des Hommes also strives to develop new and innovative programming to address the complexity of child exploitation. It is expected from the advisor to contribute significantly to this.

* You will ensure all programming is of excellent quality and that all programmes contribute to Terre des Hommes’ strategic objectives, global learning and advocacy. The post holder is expected to provide advice and support to programme staff and our partners to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved. 

About you, you have:

  • A masters degree in a relevant field such as business management, international business administration, international development studies or international relations and multi-year (3+) relevant experience working in international development and/or CSR.
  • Experience with CSR of children’s rights / human rights and business principles in a corporate setting. In-depth knowledge of child labour, private sector engagement, supply chains and responsible sourcing is preferred.
  • Strong presenting and networking skills developed through engagement in national and international networks and fora.
  • Ability to create dialogue and connect with multiple audiences, especially with international and national businesses, to speak about CSR and child exploitation and develop strategies to elimatie child labour together
  • Excellent command of English and preferably Dutch, both spoken and written
  • Proven involvement in successful institutional fundraising with multiple donors.
  • Preferably: Experience with strategic programme communication and lobby & advocacy
  • Preferably: Experience working on child protection programmes with (I)NGOs and living and working in TdH programming countries or other development setting.
  • Proven experience in the development and implementation of strategic policies and research projects.

What we have to offer you!

  • Terre des Hommes carries out programs and projects itself, the majority of our projects are implemented by local CSOs. Therefore also your contribution is visible and tangible every day. We offer:
  • A job where you can really make a difference for children.
  • An organisation with enthusiastic colleagues, everyone likes to contribute to Terre des Hommes’ objectives from own discipline;
  • An easily accessible office in the middle of bustling The Hague, the city of human rights and (international) politics.
  • A one-year contract, with the intention to extend into an indefinite period after one year;
  • Our benefits fit within the charity sector, including a pension scheme, travel allowance and 25 vacation days.

Enthusiastic?

Do you like to become part of our lobby and expertise team? Please upload your application before August 30th 2020

The first round of interviews will take place at the 3rd and 7th of September from 15:00- 17:00. 

Other information

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is committed to keeping children safe and does not accept any form of child abuse. Every Terre des Hommes employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. That is why a Certificate of Good Conduct is requested from every employee, which counts as part of the employment contract. Additional child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process.

Terre des Hommes is unfortunately not able to provide a work / residence visa for applicants outside the EU.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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