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We are a small team, combining our expertise to unite the street child sector and deliver the big changes needed to ensure street children’s rights everywhere are respected and protected.

If you are ready for a challenge that will transform the lives of the most overlooked children in the world, get in touch.

Internships and Volunteering:

Projects Intern                      

Role Description and Person Specification 

As Project Intern you will work with the Senior Grant and Project officer to help to coordinate CSC’s international projects. CSC is involved in 6 active projects, working in over 20 countries with a focus on helping street children around the world to access their rights and strengthening direct services. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the health, economies and free movement of communities around the world, street children remain at risk and at this critical time, your role will aid our project work by supporting and coordinating project and sub-grant processes with our internal team and network members on the ground.

  • Working hours: Part-time (3-4 per week), depending on candidate availability. Flexible timing
  • Location: Home-working. This may transition to working from CSC’s offices in Bethnal Green when restrictions are relaxed
  • Expenses: This is an unpaid volunteering opportunity. Expenses are reimbursed at a flat rate of £20 per day
  • Reporting: Direct report to the Senior Grants and Projects Officer
  • Duration: Minimum three months – 6 months preferred

Specific responsibilities

You will support the Senior Grant and Project Officer across all areas of the project and grant cycle, including project set up, reporting, monitoring, reviewing and communications support.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide administrative support for projects with multiple partners across Asia, Africa and Latin America
  • Assist with partner, project and donor communications around project successes and key dates
  • Help to organise regional calls, meetings and input into workshops and webinars
  • Coordinate project meetings, taking minutes and follow up with actions
  • Monitor the project pages of the website to ensure they are up to date
  • Provide updates and information on projects as and when required.
  • Monitor timely completion of reports on potential partners, presenting findings in accessible format
  • Develop an understanding of CSC’s project-based work
  • Undertake desk research
  • Provide administration and database support

 Other

  • Provide general administrative support to colleagues as and when required
  • Carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job
  • Abide by all charity regulations and CSC policies and procedures.

As duties and responsibilities change, this job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the Senior Grants and Projects Officer

 Skills you will develop:

  • Understanding of project cycle, project management skills and sub-granting processes in an international development / human rights context
  • Knowledge of the street-connected child and international child rights sectors
  • Understanding of rights based approaches to keeping children safe
  • Understanding of direct service delivery initiatives in emergency and non-emergency settings
  • Use of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems such as Salesforce
  • Use of Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress and how to make website edits
  • Administration, data and team coordination.

 

Person specification Criteria

Experience

  • Some office-based administration (desirable)
  • Experience of working with an NGO / INGO (desirable)

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organised and proactive, able to work on projects independently when required
  • Team player with adaptable and pragmatic approach to work
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to learn new programmes quickly.

Knowledge

  • Some knowledge about human rights (knowledge of children’s rights desirable)
  • Communications tools / techniques for different audiences

Training/Education

  • Degree level or equivalent work experience
  • Additional language skills (desirable)

Other requirements

  • Commitment to realising street-connected children’s rights
  • A commitment to CSC’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • A self-starter who is keen to be part of a small team making a big difference.

 

How to apply

To apply for this role, please email the following to Lucy Rolington at recruitment@streetchildren.org by midnight Thursday 10th December  

  • Your CV;
  • A cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) detailing your suitability for this role; and
  • Contact details (name, relation to you, email address, and phone number) of two referees

Please note that we won’t be able to provide a certificate of sponsorship/visa for this role, so you must have the right to work in the UK. We aim to hold interviews the week beginning 14th December, but will consider interviewing candidates on a rolling basis before this point, with a view to the successful candidate starting early January.

 

 

 

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