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Communications and Program Associate

Senior Program Officer

Communications and Program Associate

POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC (Hybrid two-days a week in office)

SUPERVISOR: Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Communications

GoodWeave — a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi — is the leading institution working to stop child labor in global supply chains through a market-based system and holistic approach. We partner with companies and local producer communities to bring visibility to hidden supply chains; protect workers’ rights; provide assurance that products are free of child, forced and bonded labor; and restore childhoods. Currently, GoodWeave works with over 420 partner companies in 22 countries including major retailers and brands such as Target, Macy’s and Restoration Hardware, as well as boutique shops and suppliers.

Since its inception, GoodWeave has transformed South Asia’s carpet sector. Now, we seek to repeat this success in home textile, apparel, fashion jewelry and other sectors, where 160 million children await their freedom. The GoodWeave® certification label on rug and home textile products is the best assurance no child labor was used and that your purchase supports child rescue, remediation, rehabilitation and prevention programs.

Position Overview:

The Communications and Program Associate implements communications projects and tactics that support GoodWeave’s strategic objectives and provides administrative services for a 14 person staff. This position assists the Vice President of Communications with duties such as campaign and project management, social media, eNewsletters, website content and edits, reporting and graphic design. As part of the operations team, this position also helps ensure the office runs smoothly by managing the organizational database, procuring supplies, fielding general inquires and assisting with mailings, fundraising, events and other projects. The ideal candidate will have an interest in corporate social responsibility, international development or human rights, and possess a can-do attitude.

Specific responsibilities include:

Communications Support (70%)

  • Monitoring, maintaining and growing GoodWeave’s social media presence on various channels; creating compelling content; scheduling posts; managing engagement; and responding to inquiries.
  • Performing website edits using WordPress, such as updating pages or creating new pages, and working with staff to keep content up-to-date.
  • Writing, designing and distributing eNewsletters and e-blasts; including list maintenance and generation via organizational database.
  • Managing campaigns and developing associated communications assets such as social media toolkits and invitations.
  • Designing and creating graphics for documents and presentations; as well as managing outside vendors developing marketing and creative materials.
  • Managing digital asset library.
  • Providing website and social media reports.
  • Monitoring relevant daily news; tracking media hits and placements.
  • Other projects and ad hoc requests as needed.

Database/Fundraising (20%)

  • Managing the organization’s database built on a FileMaker Pro platform, which includes adding new contacts, updating information, verifying data, etc.;
  • Processing newsletter subscribes and unsubscribes;
  • Pulling sophisticated reports from database based on often complex criteria;
  • Cleaning and sorting contact information for inclusion in print and electronic mailings;
  • Supporting fundraising and communications activities by creating mailing lists;
  • Training new staff on database functionality, and existing staff on new database features;
  • Supporting fundraising team on various individual giving projects.

Administrative (10%)

  • Writing and circulating staff meeting minutes;
  • Responding to general inquiries;
  • Procuring and maintaining office supplies and equipment including technology resources such as business cards, computers, copiers and printers in conjunction with technology consultant;
  • Supporting the development of a functional and comfortable office environment;
  • Managing mail/freight/courier activity;
  • Supporting logistics for staff, board, donor and other events; and
  • Other administrative duties and ad hoc requests as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong digital and technical capabilities including WordPress, social media platforms, Meltwater, Sprout, Constant Contact, SharePoint, MS Office, Outlook, Adobe Creative Cloud especially InDesign, as well as an ability to learn new platforms
  • Knowledge of AP style and Google Analytics desired
  • Strong background in database management with experience in FileMaker Pro preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced small office atmosphere with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 3+ years’ experience and a Bachelor’s degree required

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave offers a generous benefit package including employer paid health care, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with matching.

To Apply:

To apply, please email resume and cover letter explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

Chief Financial Officer
GoodWeave International
Personnel@goodweave.org

 

Senior Program Officer

PREFERRED LOCATION: The Netherlands. Candidates based in the EU or Washington DC will also be considered. Candidates must have the right to work in their location.

START DATE: As soon as possible

SUPERVISOR: Director of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy and Senior Director, Programs

Position Overview:
The Senior Program Officer will lead two key aspects of GoodWeave’s work: 1) the implementation of a research project aimed at collecting evidence of the presence and risk of child labor in Bangladesh’s Ready-Made-Garment (RMG) outsourced supply chains (50% time); and 2) coordination and overall supervision of GoodWeave’s remediation and prevention programming across all GoodWeave initiatives.

 1. Manage the project “Child Labour in Subcontracted Ready-Made Garment Supply Chains in Bangladesh – Phase A” (50% time)
The main objectives of the project (Phase A) are to:

  • Document presence and risk of child labor, and root causes, in outsourced RMG supply chain for exports through mixed methods research in selected districts of the greater Dhaka area. The research will take place both in the apparel companies’ primary and outsourced supply chains and in select informal worker communities. The research will be conducted in partnership with two international apparel companies (already secured), Dhaka-based researchers, labor rights organizations and supply chain social auditors.
  • Develop recommendations for participating brands on interventions to address the research findings in Phase B.

 

Phase B of the project will be initiated if Phase A confirms the presence and risk of child labor in the areas in scope. Funding for Phase B will be confirmed at the end of Phase A.

2. Supervision and Coordination of Remediation and Prevention Initiatives (50% time)
The main objectives of this role are to:

  • Troubleshoot and assess in-country remediation and prevention programs, as well as collate and package data and case stories. Programs include community and center-based rehabilitation, early childhood education, child friendly communities, adult literacy, with emphasis on women and girls.
  • Support in-country teams with program and budget management, prioritization, and reporting.

 

Responsibilities:
The Senior Program Officer will be part of the Program Department at GoodWeave International, and work from a home office or GoodWeave’s headquarters in Washington DC. Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate and oversee the timely and accurate completion of project activities and requirements following project work plans. Manage projects’ operational, financial, and administrative priorities.
  • Translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans in coordination with supervisors and project staff.
  • Identify, secure and onboard local partners in Bangladesh to deliver critical project activities. These include providers of supply chain mapping and auditing, worker and community-based research, remediation partners, etc.
  • Supervise local partners in India and Nepal to ensure they carry out remediation and prevention programming within GWI’s frameworks and according to its policies and procedures.
  • Collect data from local officers. Provide periodic updates and escalate issues to Senior Management proposing solutions to overcome roadblocks when necessary.
  • Serve as the primary liaison among project stakeholders. Build and maintain productive working relationships with all project partners and stakeholders.
  • Develop and agree on work plans and budgets with other project partners. Supervise and provide guidance to implementing partners regarding reporting, budget management and activity delivery.
  • Oversee timely delivery and both narrative and financial reporting donors. Answer questions and provide updates to the donor and other external stakeholders as needed.
  • Build partnerships among national and community-level stakeholders.
  • Recruit and supervise local technical consultants when necessary.
  • Assist with preparation for external meetings and other events and represent GoodWeave as needed.

 

Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Law, Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in international development project management and at least 2 years of experience as principal project manager. Experience contributing input on strategy, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation as well as establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and preparing required donor reports.
  • Child rights, protection and safeguarding expertise
  • Experience with at least two or more of the following topics: socially responsible business, child labor identification/remediation/prevention, RMG supply chains social auditing, and labor rights.
  • Experience coordinating projects through collaborative partnership development with in-country and international stakeholders, as well as with project implementation and evaluation.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining relationships with local stakeholders in South Asia, through effective and sensitive communication.
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in writing and excellent presentation and organizational skills.
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of Bangla, Hindi, or Nepali a strong plus.
  • Availability and willingness to travel to Bangladesh, India, Nepal and other countries – COVID-19 restrictions and safety protocols permitting.
  • Experience implementing projects in Bangladesh and a strong local network a strong plus.

 

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation and benefits will be commensurate to the candidate’s experience and workstation.

To Apply:
Please email a resume and a cover letter (cover letter max one page long) as soon as possible, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position. Please state if you are interested in a full time or part time role (only Bangladesh Project Management, 20-hour week). Please submit your application to:

Director, Strategic Partnership and Advocacy
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Personnel@GoodWeave.org