The Child Rights International Network is a global research, policy and advocacy organisation based in central London. Our goal is a world where children's rights are recognised, respected and enforced, and where every rights violation has a remedy. Our work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Our work is based on five core beliefs


We believe in rights, not charity.

We are stronger when we work together.

Information is power and it should be free and accessible.

Societies, organisations and institutions should be open, transparent and accountable.

We believe in promoting children's rights, not ourselves.

CRIN's five-year strategy sets out what we want to achieve and how we intend to do it.


About the opportunity


The Executive Assistant is a new role and will provide executive-level support to the Director. They will oversee and manage the flow and exchange of information on behalf of the Director. This will include extensive diary management, handling travel logistics, responding to information requests and acting efficiently as a representative of the Director. CRIN’s head office is in London, but it has people working from other parts of the world, including in the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean. This position will report directly to the Director and will be based in London.


Aside from sharing our values, we are looking for someone who takes initiative, is creative, and wants to work in a multicultural environment. We will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a small team of dedicated and passionate people and the chance to shape and contribute to a growing and exciting new area of children's rights advocacy.


In this role you will

Prioritise the Director's tasks and projects daily, monitor emails, documents, or materials requiring input and/or approval;

Liaise with the CRIN Council and Advisory Boards, scheduling meetings, preparing and distributing documents for meetings and drafting outcomes;

Prepare briefing documents, including internal memos, meeting minutes, event briefings with input from staff as required;

Maintain an accurate and detailed calendar for the Director;

Draft internal and external communications and correspondence on behalf of the Director as required;

Manage communication with staff across the organisation including preparing for staff meetings and the annual staff retreat;

Manage all travel arrangements for the Director;

Complete and submit expense reports in a timely manner;

Perform any other relevant duties as assigned.

Person specification

Experience providing high-level executive support;

Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times;

Excellent verbal and written English communication skills;

Extremely detail oriented and able to successfully multi-task;

Outstanding interpersonal skills and telephone etiquette;

Demonstrable experience in the drafting of meeting agenda and preparation of papers;

Ability to work with high-profile individuals externally;

Flexible - can adapt to changing work priorities at short notice and take on the ideas of others;

Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

Ability to consistently apply good judgment and make good and responsible decisions;

Computer literate with a willingness to learn new packages, including open source packages;

Knowledge of children's rights, or human rights would be an advantage;

Fluency in another of the main UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is desirable.


How to apply


Please send your CV (two pages maximum) and a one pager explaining how you will make this role work for CRIN and the Director.


Please use this statement to show interest and creativity about the topic, not about yourself or your specific experience, this will be assessed based on the CV and the interview.


By email:


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By post:


The Director

Child Rights International Network – CRIN

The Foundry

17 Oval Way


SE11 5RR

United Kingdom



Location: London


Start date: negotiable


Application deadline: Rolling


Duration: one year contract (initially) with a six month probationary period


Salary: £30,000 per annum, pro rata


Hours: 28 hours


As this is a new position and we are unclear the number of hours required to cover the workload, we would encourage those seeking part time roles to apply. The successful candidate would need to coordinate their schedules with the Director, however we are open to flexible working practices.


Unfortunately, due to UK immigration rules, we are not able to hire applicants who do not have the right to work in the United Kingdom.


CRIN is a registered UK Charity no. 1125925


For more information about our work, visit our website: www.crin.org

Job posted on 4 May 2017.

Please mention Humanrightsjobs while applying for this position.



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