Children Believe’s mission is to create a future of hope for children of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. That diversity is represented in the communities they serve, as well as their employees in 7 different countries. Children Believe was founded under Christian principles, and to honour that heritage, the Christian faith is sometimes expressed, for example, employees attend weekly staff meetings which include prayer and a devotion. Are you comfortable becoming part of an environment like this?
If so, please read on.
Children Believe is an international development organization which helps communities be safer and healthier places for children to grow and develop. Children Believe is going through an exciting time in their sixty-year history. In June 2020 a new Chief Executive Officer was appointed by the Board with a strong mandate to implement the strategic plan and lead the organization toward a growth trajectory.
Children Believe has shifted to a ‘results-based management’ model that has guided the establishment of key performance indicators; identified new revenue streams; introduced a higher performing culture through performance management and development initiatives; increased the bench strength in Country Offices (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay); and built a culture of exemplary program delivery that demonstrates ‘social impact’.
In addition, Children Believe continues to explore opportunities to expand geographical and program footprint, particularly as they build on operational relationships within the ChildFund Alliance, Canadian INGO networks, and new international networks as their reputation continues to grow.
Children Believe works directly with their local partners (and where appropriate directly implement programs) to empower and enable communities to improve access to primary healthcare, nutritious food and clean water; eliminate barriers to education; create new sources of income; and empower local community groups to lead their own positive change. Positive change for children is very important, and they follow a life-stage approach for program delivery. They also engage in disaster preparedness and community resilience.
“We dream of a world where every child has a voice and the ability to achieve their full potential.”
Children Believe is a member of the ChildFund Alliance (www.childfundalliance.org) – a global network of child-centred development organizations working in developing communities around the world to create opportunities for children living in poverty. The mission of each ChildFund Alliance member has always been to create long-term, sustainable, community-based solutions to development problems affecting children and their families.
While each member organization retains its own distinct national identity and governance by national boards, collectively the ChildFund Alliance is a voice for children and an instrument for maintaining worldwide standards of performance, efficiency, and accountability. The Alliance creates opportunities for members to engage in global advocacy initiatives impacting children, pooled resources, and collaborative activities, including programs at the regional level and shared fundraising activities.
Alliance members believe in the open exchange of resources and information as a means of reaching more children in need more effectively and members cooperate to share best practices in child survival, protection, and development. Together, ChildFund Alliance members work to eradicate the root causes and the effects of poverty on children by implementing meaningful solutions resulting in a positive future.
Reporting to the Chief People & Culture Officer (CPCO), the People & Culture Manager will be responsible for providing a full range of value-added people and culture initiatives and services to the organization. Key areas of responsibility include policy and procedure development and recommendations; workforce planning; employee relations; training and development; talent recruitment and selection; and the analysis and improvement of HR metrics. In addition to remaining current with all applicable employment legislation, this role requires an individual who is a strong team player with a creative and client-focused approach who can enable a diverse and inclusive environment to meet organizational goals.
The Ideal Candidate
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Children Believe hires based on merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. Children Believe especially welcomes applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
If you are looking for an outstanding challenge, then we are interested in hearing from you. Apply now by emailing your cover letter and CV to Robin Barrett at [email protected] no later than June 30, 2022, by 5pm EST. Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.
June 9, 2022
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