Projects and Development Intern

Posted by Consortium for Street Children

Projects and Development Intern

E2, London

voluntary

Projects and Development Intern

About the organisation

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is a global network that raises street children’s voices, promotes th... Read more

Job Description

Projects and Development Intern – Job Description

  • Working hours: part-time (2-3 days per week), flexible timing
  • Location: CSC’s offices in Bethnal Green Expenses
  • This is an unpaid volunteering opportunity. Expenses reimbursed to a flat rate of £20 per day
  • Reporting: Report to the International Grants and Project Officer
  • Duration: Six months preferred but flexible.

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the global alliance that raises street children’s voices, promotes their rights and improves their lives. We do this through advocacy, research, network development and programme implementation. We have 100+ members working in 130 countries around the world. Our Network comprises small and grassroots NGOs, large international NGOs, individuals and researchers.

Job summary

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic intern to support our Development and Sustainability Manager, International Grants and Project Officer and our Development Board. In this role, you will help to find sources of funding to support all areas of CSC’s work and develop our pipeline of future funding, as well as ensuring that our current donors and partners are given the best possible stewardship. In addition, you will assist the successful delivery of our existing grants through helping monitor the delivery of programme outputs, supporting the team to deliver our contracted activities, keeping up to date records and providing relevant and timely information to report back to donors.

Specific responsibilities

Research

  • Develop an understanding of CSC’s work and funding requirements
  • Researching organisations, trusts and foundations, and individual philanthropists who may be interested in partnering with CSC (particularly those who support unrestricted funding); building potential donor profiles.
  • Present research briefs in an accessible format

Fundraising

  • Supporting the team with bids to major institutional and corporate donors
  • Supporting the Development Board activities as directed
  • Assisting with the Big Give Christmas Challenge: promoting the live week of fundraising and following up on donations and pledges

Project and Grant Management

  • Assisting the International Grant and Projects Officer with contracting, budgeting and monitoring of partner-funded projects
  • Supporting the formal donor and partner reporting processes including collating, editing and reviewing reports
  • Keeping records up to date
  • Taking notes in team meetings and monitoring progress against agreed deliverables

Stewardship

  • Creating or feeding into stewardship materials including thank you letters, reports and updates
  • Maintaining the Salesforce database and fundraising files, ensuring donor records are kept accurate and up to date
  • Assisting with individual donation processes

Other

  • Attending Development Board meetings and taking minutes
  • Providing general administrative support to colleagues as and when required.

 Person Specification Criteria

Relevant Experience

  • Experience of desk research and the resources available for researching trusts, foundations and companies
  • Strong writing skills, with the flexibility to suit different audiences
  • Working as part of a team
  • Experience of working with a membership organisation / network / NGO (desirable)

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to research and transform complex information into clear briefs

Knowledge 

Knowledge of the below are desirable:

  • Human rights (especially relating to children) and international development issues
  • Different fundraising techniques and approaches and how these are applied
  • Data protection and child safeguarding
  • Salesforce database or similar donor management system
  • Project management tools

Education / Training 

  • Degree level or equivalent educational background / work experience 

Other requirements 

  • Commitment to realising street children’s rights
  • A proactive self-starter who is keen to be part of a small team making a big difference
  • Language and translation skills (desirable)
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