Together for Girls (TfG) is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against girls and boys, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Our growing partnership is currently active in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.
Founded in 2009 by Gary Cohen, the TfG partnership brings together six UN entities, the governments of the United States and Canada, several private sector organizations, and implementing country governments. UN partners include UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN Women, WHO/PAHO, UNFPA, and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children. The United States and Canada are represented by their respective agencies: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Our private sector partners are BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Cummins&Partners, the CDC Foundation, and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
THE TOGETHER FOR GIRLS STRATEGY
TfG is a partnership among national governments, UN entities and private sector organizations working at the intersection of violence against children (VAC) and violence against women (VAW), with special attention to sexual violence against girls, in all its forms. We envision a world where every child, adolescent and young person is safe, protected and thriving. We apply a gender and life-course perspective to our work and seek to identify the specific needs and vulnerabilities of both girls and boys. We pay particular attention to adolescent girls because they are more vulnerable to sexual violence, and because they often remain invisible. We recognize that boys experience violence, and that focusing on them is essential– both because their rights and well-being are equally important and because they play an important role in breaking cycles of violence, transforming gender roles and achieving gender equality.
In partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector, TfG uses a three-pronged model to prevent and respond to violence:
TfG has a small Secretariat at the UNAIDS office in Washington, D.C. The role of the Secretariat is to manage and support the global partnership in order to facilitate the achievement of partnership goals and objectives, largely through coordination, fundraising and communications efforts. The Secretariat does not have an in-country presence but rather works through our large implementing partner agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Advisor will be supervised by and report to the CEO/Executive Director of TfG, with the majority of tasks to be undertaken in collaboration with implementing partners at headquarters and in the field, other secretariat staff, and primary stakeholder groups. The position may be based in Washington, D.C or New York City, with 15-20% travel.
Key responsibilities include:
Coordinate and support efforts related to country programs
Oversee Secretariat work relative to the Violence Against Children Surveys and Results Framework
Oversee reporting and financial management support for field programs and associated grants and partnerships
Provide overall technical and advocacy leadership to the Secretariat and partnership
The ideal candidate will be a versatile team player and professional with:
Commensurate with experience.
Please send CVs and expressions of interest to Sandie Taylor (Sandie@togetherforgirls.org) by May 15, 2018.