£28,000 - £32,000 per year
Contract, 12 month contract, Full-time
Job description

Global Partners Digital (GPD) is a social purpose company dedicated to fostering a digital environment underpinned by human rights. We do this by making policy spaces and processes more open, inclusive and transparent, and by facilitating strategic, informed and coordinated engagement in these processes by public interest actors.

A core component of our work is our role as the Support Unit of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), an intergovernmental coalition of 34 member states who collectively advocate for the promotion of human rights online. We are currently seeking a highly motivated Project Assistant to join our team and contribute to the work of the FOC.


Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be a focused and committed individual joining a dedicated team that is passionate about human rights. You will be expected to demonstrate initiative, strong coordination skills, and the ability to collaborate well with your colleagues and partners globally*. Initially this role will provide support to both the FOC Support Unit and to the wider GPD team.

Reporting to the FOC Programme Lead, you’ll provide support to the FOC Support Unit to enable the Coalition to effectively achieve its goals and objectives, as well as to the wider GPD team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide ad hoc administrative and logistical support to the GPD Core Function;

  • Provide effective administrative support for the everyday running of the FOC Project, including:

    • Assist in the preparation of documents such as team agendas, meeting notes and reports

    • Maintain and support an effective file storage and data management system

    • Provide support to the FOC team in the management of budgets, including maintaining up to date records and arranging the payment of expenditure

    • Assist in drafting of financial and narrative reporting to project funders;

  • Assist in the organisation of meetings, either online or in-person, including arranging invitations, room bookings, travel itineraries and accommodation, if necessary;

  • Support effective communication across FOC stakeholders and networks;

  • Support the maintenance and updating of the FOC's website, including the storage of documents online;

  • Support the implementation of the FOC communications strategy, including:

    • Contribute to the development of FOC external communications outputs

    • Support the running and monitoring of FOC's social media channels.


*The role may involve some travel to locations overseas.



Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in a professional environment;

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, including but not limited to international relations, human rights, communications and media;

  • Self-motivated and organised, able to work independently to meet deadlines;

  • Strong coordination and communication skills;

  • Ability to build collaborative and positive relationships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders;

  • Demonstrated experience organising events;

  • A commitment to continuous learning and improvement;

  • An interest in international affairs, human rights and internet-related and digital issues;  

  • Fluent written and spoken English.


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Practical experience assisting with the implementation of government-funded projects;

  • Practical experience of working in an international or national bureaucracy, including international organisations and government administrations;

  • Practical experience of working with civil society, governments and the private sector, particularly from the global South;

  • Practical experience of working on human rights and internet-related and digital issues;

  • Fluency in a language other than English.



  • Flexible working

  • Company pension

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days pro rata, plus bank holidays and extra time over the Christmas period

  • Dental plan

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave package

  • Professional development and wellbeing funds

  • Employee loans


Equal Opportunities

GPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all our employees. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply and consider candidates for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. 


Terms and Conditions

  • Working days: Full time

  • Start date: ASAP

  • Contract Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (with possibility for extension)

  • Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 (dependent on experience, pro rata)

  • Reporting to: FOC Programme Lead

  • UK based (with permission to live and work in the UK) 

  • Remote working or co-working based


Closing date: 5th June 2022

First round interviews: week commencing 13th June 2022

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