Senior Researcher, Children’s Rights

Global Child Forum


  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Closing Date: 31/10/2016

Global Child Forum is seeking a motivated Senior Researcher in Children’s Rights to support Global Child Forum in developing expertise and knowledge on children’s rights and business by designing and implementing new research methodologies and risk quantification tools related to children, sustainability and business. Global Child Forum organises global forums at the highest level, and conducts research and analysis on children’s rights issues. Through innovative partnerships with companies and civil society, we initiate, develop and provide knowledge on how children’s rights can be secured and integrated into business and finance operations. We work to ensure the fulfilment of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child among all stakeholders. We are searching for a Senior Researcher with a focus on children’s rights and business to join our growing team. The Senior Researcher will be responsible for new product and research development as well as management of key partnerships. Global Child Forum represents an exceptional opportunity to work together with the private sector, governments, civil society and academia on the responsibility to respect and support children’s rights. Our goal is to develop a world-leading research centre focusing on children’s rights and business. Our research is the core on which partnerships and forums are built.

Your assignment

As our Senior Researcher, you are responsible for the integration of children’s rights expertise into our research, our programmes, and our strategic partnerships. You deliver integrated analysis and leading business strategies and practical tools related to children’s rights. You have the ability to prioritize, simplify and clarify large amounts of news, data, studies and cases. To be successful in this position and thrive in our organization, you need to be results-oriented, independent, able to take initiative, and be a team collaborator You will work directly with our Research Director and the research team.

Your background

¥ You have an advance degree within business, economics, engineering, political science, law, international relations or development

¥ You have a minimum of ten years relevant working experience within the area of children’s rights and business

¥ You have expertise from working in both the private sector and human rights organisations

¥ You have previous experience with sustainability issues, preferably from perspectives such as code of conducts, values chains, human rights and children’s rights

¥ You have proven experience in the development and implementation of children’s rights policies and related management control systems

¥ You have proven analytical, research and writing skills, both in English and Swedish

¥ You are an excellent project manager with strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work with diverse people

¥ You have previous managerial experience, able to coordinate complex teams.

Our offer

An exciting position in a constantly evolving organisation. We offer a welcoming work environment with supportive co-workers. The position is full-time and may require some travel. Our offices are located in Gamla Stan in Stockholm. Read more about Global Child Forum at


Applications shall be sent to [email protected] with Senior Researcher Children’s Rights in the subject heading of the email. Applications shall be submitted no later than 31 October 2016, 17.00, Swedish Time. The application shall include a short letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae, both written in English. Please indicate your salary expectations in your letter. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

The Global Child Forum is an independent platform to encourage dialogue, thought leadership and multi-stakeholder partnership that advances children’s rights. This is achieved through the global forum at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and through regional forums held in different parts of the world. Global Child Forum initiates, coordinates and funds research and studies and maintains an online Knowledge Centre concerning children’s rights. The Global Child Forum was initiated in 2009 by the Swedish Royal Family.