• Child Labor in Mining Reporting Officer

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/25/2019 8:51 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1340
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Program/Project
  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

    Department

    Chief Operations Office (COO) - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Pact Human Resources Department supports this mission by creating a work environment that celebrates diversity, fosters professional growth and development, ensures competitive compensation and benefits, and provides exceptional service to management and staff. The Department is dedicated to providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to management and employees in the area of HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate achieving the objectives and targets of our organization. Our services include full life cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, total rewards management, training and development and employee engagement.

    Position Overview

    The Child Labor Reporting Officer will provide support to the Child Labor Reporting Coordinator for harnessing the interest of prospective donors in addressing human rights risks in upstream 2C and 3T supply chains centered on child labor to build integrated programs that address the root causes of child labor. Types of interventions include but are not limited to direct interventions for children and families involved in mining, capacity-building of institutions and services relevant to child protection, and training and deployment of tools for upstream industry to prevent and address child labor in mining. The Child Labor Reporting Officer will support the Child Labor Coordinator in strategy design, program design, business development, donor relationship, communications and project management responsibilities, to be carried out in coordination with the Mines to Markets Sustainable Livelihoods Program manager responsible for ASM formalization and related programming.       

    Key Responsibilities

    A: Reporting and Communication

    • Compile project reports and indicator data from the field staff, translating into English, and revising to present programmatic reports according to donor requirements.
    • Draft communication material on the project in both French and English, as required (ie.  success stories, fact sheets, etc)
    • Translate documents from French to English and English to French, as required

    B: Programming in the DRC:

    • Support the Child Labor Reporting Coordinator in the provision of technical and programmatic supervision and monitoring of ongoing project activities, through regular communication with and support to field-based project and program managers, to ensure projects are meeting goals, being implemented according to donor requirements and work plans, and meet the specific needs of beneficiaries within the framework of project scope;
    • Support the Child Labor Reporting Coordinator in donor and partnership  engagement to maintain and grow their engagement and communicate the strategic value of the programs they support. This can include, but not limited to, monthly donor calls about programmatic reports, daily emails and meetings.
    • Support the Child Labor Reporting Coordinator as required in project design and proposal writing as it pertains to projects in the DRC Child Labor portfolio.
    • Support the development of specific programmatic strategies to creatively address child labor in mining through increasing access to education, improving governance related to the mining sector and child protection, promoting economic empowerment of mining communities, improving such communities’ access to basic services, and engaging the supply chain and industry directly to promote the adoption of supplier policies that pro-actively identify and respond to child labor risks, with special reference to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Practical actions for companies to identify and address the worst forms of child labor in mineral supply chains;
    • Participate, upon request, in coordination meetings with international development organizations including UNICEF, International Justice Mission, GIZ, and Good Shepherd International Foundation, and others as the need arises; 

    C: Capacity-building of local technical team

    • Support the Child Labor Reporting Coordinator in the development of data collection, analysis, and reporting tools with local technical teams to make project tracking, learning, and implementation clearer and more consistent across projects;
    • Leverage the effective use of the above tools to provide capacity-building to the local technical team in producing project deliverables;
    • Provide capacity-building to local technical teams regarding the delivery of specialized trainings regarding child labor in mining (to be defined in collaboration with the Child Labor Reporting Coordinator);

    C: Tasks not specific to the DRC:

    • Work with Pact’s Results and Measurement team to develop tools and a learning agenda that generate data on program activities of sufficient quality and detail to synthesize and share best practices and models;
    • Represent Pact at international events as required; and

    Basic Requirements

    Basic Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience; or Masters’ degree and two years’ experience.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French
    • Experience in reporting or communications
    • Strong sense of responsibility, personal initiative, and follow-through;
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment;
    • Ability to work as part of a team and to coordinate across departments;
    • Ability to travel in remote areas;

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in the Great Lakes Region preferred;
    • Experience in program management preferred
    • Understanding and/or experience in the artisanal mining sector and child labor in Africa a plus

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