To apply, please send a CV, cover letter and writing sample to Jenny Aulin and Shireen Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org; s.lau(at)conflict-prevention.net. The deadline for receipt of applications is 8 August 2011. Interview dates will be confirmed after shortlisting. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Starting date: August/September 2011
Deadline for applications: 8 August 2011
Duration: minimum of 3 months (4 days a week)
Place: GPPAC Foundation, Secretariat in The Hague, The Netherlands
Please note that the position is unpaid. Travel costs to and from the office will be reimbursed.
The GPPAC Foundation
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a network of civil society conflict prevention and peacebuilding organisations from around the world, who have been working together since 2003 to build a new international consensus on the way in which we approach violent conflict. The global secretariat of GPPAC is based in the Hague, which also provides the legal foundation for the network as the GPPAC Foundation (formerly the European Centre for Conflict Prevention, ECCP). GPPAC calls for a fundamental change of approach towards conflict: a shift from reaction to prevention. For more information about GPPAC see www.gppac.net.
In support of GPPAC's financial sustainability, the Coordinator and Assistant for Donor Relations work with the GPPAC Foundation team and with network members across the world in the area of donor relations and fundraising. Key responsibilities include identifying and following up on funding opportunities, coordinating and writing funding applications; and ensuring donor requirements are met through monitoring reports. The team also inform, advise and support GPPAC members in fundraising matters, and oversee the implementation of the GPPAC Fundraising Strategy. After a period of significant planning processes, 2011 marks the beginning of GPPAC's new Strategic Plan for the period 2011-15. The intern will support the Donor Relations team to balance the mentioned ongoing tasks with a more strategic view of how GPPAC will sustain itself in the coming years. The role is an opportunity to become familiar with all areas of GPPAC's work as well as with its external policy environment, and will give hands-on experience in the area of fundraising. The intern will be working closely with GPPAC Programme Managers/Regional Coordinators in ensuring that the needs, achievements and plans from the different GPPAC programmes and regions are captured and communicated to donors.
Tasks will include amongst others:
Researching the funding environment and following up on leads for new types of funding streams (such as corporate, private/public fundraising) and keeping the donors database up to date;
Helping to set up a fundraising page for members on the Peace Portal, GPPAC's new online communication and information tool (see www.peaceportal.org)
Liaising with GPPAC members and Programme Managers and obtaining/managing information for funding proposals and reports
Compiling and circulating funding updates for GPPAC members
Supporting ongoing fundraising tasks (proposal development, reporting).
Writing up a final report about findings, learning points and recommendations from the internship
Assisting and participating in the daily functions of the organisation.
Relevant educational background (university level), preferably in peace and conflict studies or related field;
Familiarity and understanding of the civil society sector;
Strong organisational skills, ability to multitask and work to deadlines;
Demonstrated research and analytical skills;
Proactive, able to work independently, problem-solve and show initiative;
Systematic, meticulous eye for detail;
Strong communication skills;
Excellent command of written and spoken English, knowledge of other languages a strong advantage;
High level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office pack and possibly other software or databases);
Work experience in the field an advantage but not a requirement.
This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the inner workings of an NGO working internationally, to get hands-on experience and responsibilities in key programmatic areas and to challenge him- or herself in a small, dynamic team.