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Human Trafficking Senior Technical Advisor (deadline: 18 Jun 2017)

We are seeking a specialist in modern slavery, human trafficking and/or low skilled migrant labour. The role will design and deliver innovative projects and interventions in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. It will also conduct research and fundraise. You can be based anywhere and will need to travel.

Job Description

We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit https://seefar.org/about-us

This role demands someone who is motivated to develop, pilot and promote innovative new initiatives to combat human trafficking and modern slavery around the world. You will be smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and strategic communications projects on human trafficking and modern slavery. In 2017 we are investing in developing and deploying pilot initiatives that have an exponential impact on the issues. This role will be a driving force behind those initiatives.

To get a sense of the services we specialise in at Seefar, please visit https://seefar.org/services

For examples of projects relevant to human trafficking and modern slavery, please visit https://seefar.org/tag/human-trafficking-modern-slavery/

We are looking for someone:

  • With an extensive track record of delivering human trafficking or modern slavery projects for beneficiaries in places like the Sahel, the Middle East and East Asia
  • Who has had demonstrable success fundraising
  • A track record of involvement in research and analysis, combining primary and secondary sources to generate high-quality products
  • Excellent oral and written English. In addition, fluency in any of the following languages would be advantageous but not required: French, German, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Flemish, Russian, Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Dari, Bahasa Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese or Swedish
  • An undergraduate university degree as a minimum

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention.

Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation

Approximately 70% of your time and attention:

  • Support and guide the Migration Program team to advance our mission and deliver projects.
  • Provide input to the development and design of new initiatives to pilot based on evidence, research and experience.
  • Ensure donors needs are met and expectations exceeded where possible.
  • Provide thematic expertise to programs and projects.
  • Analyse data and work with the Research Team to produce high quality publications and research outputs.
  • Liaise with donors and partners to report on projects and manage relationships. For example, this would include briefing donors on progress and spending time talking with relevant teams in our partner organisations.
Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio

Approximately 20% of your time and attention:

  • Lead fundraising for Seefar on modern slavery and human trafficking. Build and maintain contacts and networks with potential supporters. This includes identifying new opportunities and creating new projects, as well as supporting existing fundraising activity.
  • Liaise with partners and donors to identify how the Enterprise can assist, and manage proposals or other processes to initiate projects. For example, this would include visiting donors to explore opportunities and leading proposal writing or working on proposals with partner consortia.
  • Strengthen the Enterprise’s reputation and profile in our areas of expertise, potentially including demonstration projects if you assess them to be valuable.
Direct: Global Management
  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.

Approximately 10% of your time and attention:

  • Cooperate with other areas of the Migration Program and Enterprise, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. For example, this would include recommendations on ways to improve program strategy.

Working with Seefar

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • Travel schedules can sometimes be heavy.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.

An Excellent Candidate

To excel in this role, you will start with extensive experience implementing human trafficking or modern slavery projects, including research. You have experience of fundraising and have done consulting work that was assessed positively. You have ideas about what works well in this industry and you have seen opportunities to do much better. You will be motivated by an enterprise performance framework focused on social impact.

To apply for this Role

On or before 18th June 2017, complete our online application form. Before you start, you should do the following:

  1. Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:
    1. Extensive experience delivering human trafficking or modern slavery projects.
    2. Experience in research.
    3. An undergraduate university degree as a minimum.
    4. Experience in fundraising.
    5. Complete fluency in oral and written English.
  2. Prepare a CV in Word or PDF format. You will upload this in our online application form.
  3. In Word or PDF format, prepare an introductory letter that includes only the points below. You will upload this in our online application form.
    1. Two to three paragraphs describing the opportunities you see to improve the way the sector approaches human trafficking and modern slavery.
    2. One paragraph giving an example of a successful fundraising process that you participated in. What was your role and what did you specifically contribute? What was the context? What happened? What were the most important contributors to success?