If you are committed to protecting and empowering the world’s most vulnerable children, join us.  Our aim is to end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050. We influence global policy in order to cease the use of large-scale institutions as an acceptable form of care for children. Our activities are expanding and we are growing our team. 
 
You can find details of our current vacancies and how to apply on this page. 

Director of Advocacy and Campaigning

Location: Stratford, London
Salary: Attractive salary package commensurate with experience
Full/Part time: Full time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Closing date: 20th July 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed

Job Description

Lumos is at a pivotal moment in its development. We are poised to make a step-change in the delivery of our mission. Strengthening advocacy and campaigning is key to the success of Lumos as a global organisation, and ensuring sustainable change at the highest levels. Over the next five years, Lumos’ advocacy will grow from being largely EU-focused to influencing policy and funding across a broad range of decision-makers and donors – the UN, the World Bank, the IMF, regional development banks, inter alia.  In addition, we plan to significantly increase our public campaigning. 
 
As the lead in advocacy and campaigning at Lumos and a member of the Executive Management Team, you will report to and work collaboratively with the Deputy Chief Executive. Your focus will be in five key areas: developing a global strategy for our work, influencing the redirection of funds to support families and family based care, influencing policy, highlighting orphanage trafficking as a priority and ensuring children are heard and included in decisions that affect them.
 
You will be a senior professional with extensive knowledge and experience in international advocacy and campaigning at the highest levels. A proven track record of influencing organisations such as the EU or UN agencies, private foundations, faith based organisations or corporates is required and you will be a results driven individual who can demonstrate previous evidence of change.
 
With experience in managing a dynamic international team and working with international organisations, including NGO’s, governments/funders and other stakeholders, you will demonstrate a clear understanding of the child’s right to a family as well as both a theoretical and practical knowledge of child protection issues. Fluency in a language other than English would be an advantage.
 
Download the recruitment pack here.

How to apply

To apply please submit the following documents:
 
  • A supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience meet the person specification (one page maximum)
  • Your CV, stating your current salary details. (two pages maximum)
  • Details of two referees, including a recent employer (to be consulted at the later stage of recruitment)
 
Please email to Nav Johal at jobs@wearelumos.org. For further information about this role including a job description please visit our website www.wearelumos.org. If you have any further enquiries, please contact Lynda Brennan, HR Manager or Nav Johal, HR Officer on +44 (0) 20 7253 6464.
 
Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.
Lumos is an equal opportunities employer.
 
Lumos requests no agencies please.
 
All applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK.
 
With a view to minimising our administration costs, unfortunately we are only able to contact those candidates shortlisted for interview

Director of Research

Location: Stratford, London
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Full/Part time: Full time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Closing date: 13th August 2017
Interview date: TBC

Job Description

Lumos is at a pivotal moment in its development. We are poised to make a step-change in the delivery of our mission. Research and evidence based solutions are key to ensuring sustainable change at the highest levels and the success of Lumos as a global organisation. Over the next five years, Lumos will grow from being largely EU-focused to influencing policy, practice and funding across a broad range of decision-makers, such as the UN, World Bank, IMF, regional development banks, academia, inter alia.  The ability to inform and influence the research agenda and evidence base will be critical to achieving our mission. 
 
As the lead in developing and delivering Lumos’ global research strategy and a member of the Executive Management Team, this role will report to and work collaboratively with the Deputy Chief Executive. The job holder will provide leadership to an internationally dispersed team of researchers, supporting our mission to influence policy, practice and funding across a broad range of organisations. A key focus of the role is to improve understanding of the key drivers of institutionalisation and develop the evidence base for long term, sustainable solutions.
 
We are seeking a senior professional with extensive experience of leading an international research and evaluation team in the not for profit sector. A proven track record of planning, managing and producing high level research is essential together with the ability to represent Lumos externally, working with and influencing governments, funders and academics. 
 
To succeed in this role we require expertise in a range of research techniques combined with the ability to work calmly and creatively in a rapidly changing environment. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to children’s rights as well as practical and theoretical knowledge of child protection issues. Fluency in both written and spoken English is required and knowledge of an additional language is desirable. 
The role will require a certain amount of travel, both to other Lumos offices and to strategic events and conferences. 
 
Download the job application pack here.

How to apply

To apply please submit the following documents:
• A supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience meet the person specification (one page maximum)
• Your CV, stating your current salary details. (two pages maximum)
• Details of two referees, including a recent employer (to be consulted at the later stage of recruitment)
 
Please email to Nav Johal at jobs@wearelumos.org. If you have any further enquiries, please contact Nav Johal, HR Officer or Lynda Brennan, HR Manager on +44 (0) 20 7253 6464.
 
• Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.
• Lumos is an equal opportunities employer.
• Lumos requests no agencies please.
 
All applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK.
 
With a view to minimising our administration costs, unfortunately we are only able to contact those candidates shortlisted for interview.
 
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