Interim Reporting Coordinator for Child Labor in Mining

Job
from Pact
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

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

Mines to Markets (M2M) - Pact’s Mines to Markets Signature Initiative assists mineral-dependent communities to gain lasting benefits from the more sustainable use of the natural resources around them. Pact takes an integrated approach to its work in the mining sector: we link mining to livelihoods, governance, health, environment, and the strengthening of local, regional and national institutions. The M2M program is currently active in eleven countries, working with all scales of mining from large scale industrial operations (LSMs) to individual Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) and their communities, in remote areas. For more information on current and some past projects at www.pactworld.org/mining.

Position Overview

The Child Labor in Mining Reporting Coordinator will be responsible 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 Reporting Coordinator will have 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. Coordination with the latter will be particularly important in assessing and addressing the community impacts of mine operators, and in economic empowerment interventions that seek to link the responsible use of ASM income with growing economic opportunity in mining communities at large.

Key Responsibilities

A: Programming in the DRC:

· Provide 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;

· Compiling project reports and indicator data from the field staff, translating into English, and revising to present programmatic reports according to donor requirements.

· Conduct donor and partner liaison 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.

· Lead on project design and proposal writing as it pertains to projects in the DRC Child Labor portfolio.

· Lead Pact’s contribution to developing a comprehensive strategy and results and measurement framework to address child labor in the 2C supply chain in the DRC in coordination with the DRC Government, the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance and other international partners, including potential implementing partners;

· Develop 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-acticaly identify and respond to child labor risks, with special reference to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Practical actions for companies to identify and address the worst forms of child labour in mineral supply chains;

· Work with the DRC Country Director, M2M Vice President and technical team, Copperbelt Field Program Manager, ITSCI Program Manager, and M2M Sustainable Livelihoods Program Manager and respective 3T and 2C program and project managers to design programs and projects that are:

o Geographically and thematically integrated;

o Aligned with a comprehensive strategy for the Copperbelt;

o Locally relevant, including with buy-in from national, provincial, and local government and civil society;

o Situated within a carefully sequenced set of interventions, with clear paths to sustainability built into them;

o Complementary to ASM formalization; and that

o Leverage market dynamics

· Coordinate programming with international development organizations including UNICEF, International Justice Mission, GIZ, and Good Shepherd International Foundation, and others as the need arises;

· Collaborate with the M2M Vice President, DRC Country Director, M2M Sustainable Livelihoods Program Manager, and ITSCI Program Manager on developing partner and donor engagement strategies to grow the portfolio.

  1. Capacity-building of local technical team

  2. Jointly develop data collection, analysis, and reporting tools with local technical teams to make project tracking, learning, and implementation more clear and consistent across projects;

  3. Leverage the effective use of the above tools to provide capacity-building to the local technical team in producing project deliverables;

  4. Provide capacity-building to local technical teams regarding the delivery of specialized trainings regarding child labor in mining;

  5. Actively share relevant new information about international norms, market dynamics, politic-economic developments, and research with local technical teams to incorporate such information into programming as necessary.

C: Tasks not specific to the DRC:

· Collaborate with the M2M team on developing new opportunities, technical resources, partner and donor engagement strategies to grow the child labor in mining portfolio geographically and in terms of sectoral diversity;

· 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;

· Incorporate current research on relevant best practices as well as important local and international dynamics in child protection programming;

· Represent Pact at international events as required; and

· Provide technical support to other Pact M2M projects around the world that could leverage practices and models implemented through this work.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and six years’ experience; or Masters’ degree and four years’ experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • 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;

  • Must be fluent in English and French;

Preferred Qualifications

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

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.