Job Description

Cities for Children works to protect the right to a childhood for children in urban poverty – the right to read, play and feel safe. We have worked to promote learning and psychosocial for street-connected children, including those from refugee, migrant and displaced backgrounds. Our work so far has primarily been in Pakistan, but we have plans to expand.

Our projects fall under one or more of three programmatic strands:

The right to read: expanding our “Partners in Learning” projects, involving playful learning sessions for early years based on a Child to Child school readiness model and Montessori principles.

The right to play: our “Happy Hoods” structured recreation programmes,
particularly engaging volunteers to build socioemotional skills for street-connected children and contribute systematically to communities.

The right to feel safe: building on the success of our advocacy campaign around positive caregiving, creating resources for “Maar Nahi Pyaar” (Care Don’t Scare) to build teacher capacity.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic young organisation and take into the next phase of its growth. There will be a role in shaping the next steps of the journey, working closely with the Founder. Wherever opportunities for learning and professional development are possible, they will be offered.


The role will be part-time, involving three areas of work:
1. Programme support

Giving necessary support for the design and implementation of our playful learning projects and capacity building initiatives around positive discipline. Including but not limited to research for design of new programmes, note-taking in meetings with partners and support with project documentation including reports

2. Business Development

Leading on fundraising events and online campaigns.

Assisting with project-related grant proposals.

Completing and submitting applications to trusts and foundations.

Mapping new funding opportunities.

3. Organisational support (as needed):
General bookkeeping (monthly) – with support from the Board.

Administration support, including checking CfC Enquiries email account.

Support for management of Communications Interns and other volunteers.

Person specification – essential criteria:
Undergraduate degree or more, ideally in social sciences, education, international development or related field.

Previous experience working with international development charities whether in a voluntary or paid role.

Self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently.

Strong organisational skills.

Abilities to prioritise workload and manage multiple deadlines.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Flexibility to adapt to and address the evolving needs of a small organisation.

Enthusiastic about promoting learning and wellbeing for vulnerable children.

Subject specific knowledge in education or child development


-Initial 6-month contract with scope for renewal.
-Part-time on 0.4FTE (2 days per week);

-Salary at £21,000 – 23,000 pro rata (FTE).

-Permission to work in the UK essential.


Please apply by sharing a cover letter (1 side of A4) and your CV.

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