GIN-SSOGIE is looking for a Programme Intern to support the development of its advocacy work and activities.
Duration: 6 months, beginning in July 2020
How to apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com
Deadline for applications: June 20th 2020
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Global Interfaith Network, a global South-focused membership based network comprised of more than 400 member organizations all over the world working on issues of faith, gender and sexuality.
The intern will provide assistance to GIN’s staff. The internship is an excellent opportunity for somebody who has an interest in human rights, LGBTI issues and faith and wants to gain experience in working on these matters, within the framework of a global organization, anchored in the Global South, and working specifically with the United Nations human rights mechanisms.
This internship is six months long and will start in July 2020. The internship is based on virtual work, and the intern can be based anywhere in the world with good internet connection. The exact dates can be flexible, and working hours are from 9am until 5pm CET (flexible according to your time zone). The candidate should be available to work part-time (20 hours/week). The internship receives financial compensation of EUR 300 per month.
Tasks and requirements for the internship:
The intern candidates should:
- Have a specific interest in religion and faith issues (being a person of faith is not a requirement)
- have a specific interest in and commitment to LGBTI/SOGIESC human rights, gender and sexuality;
- have experience in NGO work, in community or grassroots organizing, advocacy or other activist work (paid or unpaid), preferably in the Global South;
- be well organized, motivated, a good communicator and able to work remotely;
- be able to access a good internet connection consistently during the internship;
- have a good level of written and spoken English;
- and ideally another language (especially Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Swahili, Bahasa)
- have basic knowledge of the UN System;
- possess good research skills in law, policy, social sciences or a relevant field;
- pay attention to details
Specifics for the internship:
a) The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks:
- Research on Special Procedures’ upcoming reports, relevant to GIN and members work, and organize deadlines, inform members ahead of time
- Support the drafting of GIN inputs for Special Procedures
- Support the drafting of GIN inputs for the UN SOGI Expert
- Support GIN staff in the organization of GIN activities in upcoming Human Rights Council sessions including the organization of side events, public statements
- Support GIN staff in the organization of intersessional meeting with UN representatives, state delegates and GIN speakers
- Support the development of GIN advocacy resources
b) The successful candidate will also be expected to support GIN staff in other activities as well including
- Development of GIN online communications (maintenance of the website and social media channel) and the newsletter
- Support funding application and reports
- Regular communications with GIN members