- Place of Work: Work from home
- Reports to: Fundraising Officer (FO)
- Timeframe: Minimum three months, preferable 6 months
- Hours: Two days a week (from 10am to 5pm Monday - Friday) The days you work and the hours can be flexible.
- Start date: W/C 22nd of June 2020
- Closing Date for Applications: 11pm on Friday 12th of June
- Salary: Lunch expenses £5
- Online interviews will take place on 17th and 18th of June
Interested in International Development? Want to be part of a growing organisation that is changing the lives of children in Colombia? You might be just who we are looking for!
Children Change Colombia is looking for an enthusiastic intern who can commit to spending 2 days a week for a minimum of 3 months, preferably 6 months. Days and hours worked each week can be flexible, and can be arranged in advance with your line manager.
About Children Change Colombia
Children Change Colombia is a UK registered charity with 28 years' experience in defending children's rights in Colombia. Today we are the UK's largest charity working exclusively in Colombia. We work with children whose rights to a safe, happy childhood, and a fulfilling future, are threatened by poverty, inequality and violence. We work with the children most at risk, to keep them safe and defend their rights in the long term, to tackle neglected issues that few others address and to strengthen children's organisations.
Through local partnerships, we currently work on four neglected issues:
- sexual and gender-based violence (including conflict related sexual violence)
- commercial sexual exploitation
- recruitment into armed groups and reintegration into society of former child soldiers
We believe that, with a knowledge of their rights and the confidence to assert them, children can transform their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.
We are a small and lively organisation and you will quickly become an essential part of our friendly team, involved in all areas of discussion and supporting the many areas of our work.
-Work closely with the Fundraising Officer on researching new funding opportunities from Trusts, Foundations, and institutional donors to match them to new and existing funding priorities.
-Assist creating and managing a calendar of funding applications.
-Help maintaining up to date and organised the directory of Trusts, Foundations, and Corporates.
-Assist with drafting funding proposals for use with trusts, foundations, institutional and corporate donors.
-Thank Trusts, Foundations, institutional and corporate donors.
-Contribute to our fundraising strategy by helping us to keep our database up to date.
-Proof-read and copywriting reports to Trust, Foundations and Corporates.
-Assist reviewing partner´s mid-year and end of year reports.
-Help preparing year impact reports using monitoring information from partner organisations.
-Assist updating recent projects and new partnerships for our website.
-Assist the new partners and projects selection process.
This internship is ideally suited to someone with an interest in children’s rights and sustainable development, who is looking to complement their studies with practical experience of the charity sector, or someone working part-time looking to gain more experience in the not-for-profit sector.
Skills & Experience
- Enthusiasm and a commitment to our work.
- Desire to gain experience in a small charity.
- Knowledge of MS Excel and Word, and the ability to learn to use database (CRM).
- Proactive and able to use your own initiative.
- Good organisational skills.
- Ability to gather, analyse and process information for reports.
- Ability to work with a team and independently.
- Fluent English and Spanish - spoken and written.
- Strong numeracy skills
- Familiarity with the Colombian context and understanding of the recent history and current social issues in Colombia
Please note that successful candidates will be expected to accept and commit to Children Change Colombia’s Child Protection Policy.
To apply please send your CV (2 pages max) and a short cover letter (1 page max) to the email provided. In the cover letter please state clearly why you want this role and the skills and experience you possess relevant to this post and how you meet the person specification.
We will acknowledge all applications, but to minimise administrative costs we cannot guarantee detailed feedback if you are not preselected for interview.
Children Change Colombia is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
Interviews will be taking place online on 17th and 18th of June