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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
EC4A, London
London Living Wage - £10.55 per hour
An exciting opportunity to explore the day to day operation of an international NGO.
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SW1Y, London
£10.55 per hour (London living wage)
Full-time, Internship
Job closes in 1 week
Job description

Equality Programme Intern

Job Location 55-58 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JH

Contract Term 11 weeks

Working Hours Full time – 5 days per week, 35 hours per week / 9.00am – 5.00pm (flexible)

Remuneration London Living Wage (£10.55 p.h. + benefits)

Line Manager EJA Programme Lead

Duration 7th October –  20th December 2019

About the Royal Commonwealth Society

Founded in 1868 and constituted by Royal Charter, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is the oldest and most broadly based civil society organisation devoted to the modern Commonwealth. With a global reach through our extensive network of branches and young change-makers, we operate at the forefront of Commonwealth affairs to improve the lives and prospects of all Commonwealth citizens.

We seek an intern that can provide essential administrative support to our programme team delivering the Equality & Justice Alliance programme. Key activities of the internship will include supporting the delivery of large events, research launches, parliamentary events and civil society advocacy activities with a focus on gender equality and women’s, girls and LGBT+ rights.

About the Equality & Justice Alliance

During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK would support Commonwealth governments which want to reform laws that discriminate against women and girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The Equality & Justice Alliance (EJA) - a consortium composed of international NGOs: Human Dignity Trust, Kaleidoscope Trust, Sisters For Change, and The Royal Commonwealth Society - was formed to deliver this support. We have funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office of £5.6 million for a 2-year programme of work, and as a consortium bring expertise in advancing equality, addressing the structural causes of discrimination and violence against women and girls and LGBT people, and strengthening legal protections to build stronger and fairer societies for all.

The EJA programme is engaging with Commonwealth leaders, governments, officials, experts and civil society actors to advance equality through three distinct ‘Outcomes’ of programme activity:

  1. Supporting Commonwealth civil society organisations to work intersectionally and conduct advocacy to encourage their governments to undertake legal reform;
  2. Convening a series of regional dialogues to build a better understanding of international standards and best practice, strengthen policy exchanges between civil society, officials and experts and build the case for legal reform;
  3. Provide a range of legal and policy research tools and technical legal assistance and expertise to Commonwealth governments seeking to reform discriminatory laws, combat violence against women and girls, eliminate hate crimes and increase access to justice.

Duties and responsibilities

The Equality Programme Intern will assist the team with a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Administrative support to the Programme Team (e.g., sending invitations and collating RSVPs, booking flights, dealing with enquiries, database entry, etc.)
  • Event delivery support including logistical arrangements and stakeholder management
  • Conduct background research tasks and prepare briefings
  • Review externally delivered research, and provide proof-reading and feedback
  • Content development and delivery for the Society’s social media channels
  • Other administrative duties as required

Person specification

The Equality Programme Intern should have the following characteristics:

  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and politely, in person, on the phone and via email with a wide range of people (including diplomatic representatives).
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Innovative approach to work.  
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A confident self-starter with an ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • An ability to write in clear, concise English.
  • Experience of using social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Confidence using the Microsoft Office suite and a willingness to learn to use new IT tools.
  • A proven interest and commitment to the values and work of the Equality & Justice Alliance and the Royal Commonwealth Society, particularly equality, non-discrimination and multilateral cooperation

Please be aware that applications can only be considered from individuals with the existing right to work in the United Kingdom.

We regret that this position is only open to candidates available for an immediate start.

Applicants should send a CV (1-2 pages) and covering letter (1 page) explaining why you would like to intern for the Society and how you meet the above person specification to Rory Evans, EJA Programme Lead. Interviews will be held on Thursday 3rd October for a start on Monday 7th October (flexible). We regret that, due to constraints on our capacity, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to interview.

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Posted on: 19 September 2019
Closing date: 29 September 2019
Tags: Intl Development,Advocacy

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