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Every Casualty

Every Casualty is hiring an Executive Director 

We are looking for a strategic and capable Executive Director to join our team and lead Every Casualty Worldwide’s (ECW) work to support and advocate for consistent high-quality casualty recording to be carried out in all situations of armed violence.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in developing and implementing organisational strategies in the NGO sector, as well as a track record of fundraising for organisations or campaigns on human rights, the impact of conflict on civilians, or related topics.

You will need to be comfortable working as part of a small team and managing staff remotely. Even prior to Covid-19 ECW was a remote working organisation, collaborating via Skype, Zoom and Teams. You will be based at home within the UK, and so will need the right the work in the UK in order to be considered for the role. It is a full-time position, but an excellent candidate might be considered for a part-time role.

The annual salary for this post is £50,000 and staff will be enrolled in ECW’s pension scheme.

Areas of responsibilities and key tasks

Organisational Strategy

Work with ECW’s board of trustees and advisory board to develop an effective strategy for the next phase of the organisation’s work.

Work with the staff team to ensure that the strategy is implemented, and monitor progress. 

Line Management 

Manage three members of staff, providing the necessary support and direction to enable them to carry out their respective tasks to a high standard. 


Act as the point of contact with existing funders, maintaining good relationships and ensuring that reports/follow up bids are delivered on time and in line with requirements. 

Identify new sources of funding for ECW, including through researching prospects, seeking introductions, and making initial approaches. 

With support from other members of staff, submit persuasive bids to potential new funders. 


Represent ECW in various settings to raise the profile of the organisation. Build collaborative relationships with other NGOs.

Person Specification 

Education & qualifications 

Educated to degree level. A postgraduate degree in a relevant field such as international law, political science, human rights, development or conflict resolution would be advantageous. 

Knowledge and experience 


Experience of leadership within an NGO setting, at organisational or programme level. 

Knowledge of the challenges facing small NGOs and strategies to mitigate these. 

Experience of developing and implementing organisational strategies, and tracking the progress of these. 

Knowledge of the current funding landscape for human rights work. 

Experience of building and managing relationships with funders. 

Experience of making approaches and writing bids which secure new funders. 

Experience of line management and knowledge of good HR requirements

Experience of working collaboratively with trustees to achieve organisational success. 

Experience of representing an organisation in multilateral NGO meetings and at events. 


Strong networks relevant to ECW’s work. 

To apply for this position, please send a CV with a covering letter that does not exceed two pages to enquiries@everycasualty.org explaining why you would be ideal for this role. 

Please remember you must have the right to work and live in the United Kingdom to be considered eligible for this role, as it will not begin before 2021. 

The deadline for applications is the 1st January, 2020. Applications will be reviewed from the 16th December.

Any questions relating to the role can be directed to enquiries@everycasualty.org 

This job was posted on Nov 27, 2020


Every Casualty is an independent not-for-profit organisation, exclusively focused on advancing casualty recording in situations of armed violence. Our in-depth knowledge of the full spectrum of casualty recording work is unmatched by any other civil society, academic, international or state organisation. 

This understanding is founded in over a decade of experience in the field, and the collective expertise of the large and varied network of casualty recording practitioners and casualty data end-users with whom we work. Together these partners represent the full spectrum of casualty recording experiences, covering the majority of current or recent conflicts, at every stage (pre-, mid- and post-conflict), field-based and remote, open or primary sourced, by civil society, state, military or inter-governmental organisations, and ranging in size from one volunteer to a staff of hundreds. Every aspect of our comprehensive approach is founded in the real life experiences and challenges of practising casualty recorders.

Every Casualty supports and promotes the development of casualty recording as a field. We do this through research into and dissemination of best practice, providing expert advice, facilitating peer exchange among practitioners, and encouraging standardisation where applicable. 

Every Casualty also conducts international advocacy to encourage states and inter-governmental organisations to conduct, promote and facilitate casualty recording. This includes supporting and engaging with civil society casualty recorders.

Every Casualty was initially established as a project of the Oxford Research Group in 2007, and became a fully independent organisation in 2014. We are a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 09082055) registered in England and Wales, and a UK Registered Charity (No. 1166974). Every Casualty has IRC 501(c)(3) status in the United States.