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Job vacancy: Intern - Global Secretariat

Fight Inequality

Intern

Job vacancy

Job Title:

Intern - Global Secretariat

Start date:

As soon as possible

Contract Type:

Full time, fixed term contract of 12 months through MS-TCDC (our fiscal sponsor)

Salary:

Living wage salary based on location of the successful candidate

 

Location:

Anywhere. NB. The postholder must have a pre-existing legal right to work where they are based; the post holder must be willing to work from the office of one the members of the Alliance as well as from home.

Who is the Fight Inequality Alliance?

The Fight Inequality Alliance comprises leading national and international social movements, NGOs, women’s rights groups, artists and activists and trade unions across the world. We are deeply concerned about the impact of current shocking levels of inequality, and inspired by people’s collective struggles to build a more equal, more sustainable world. Rising inequality is hurting us all - holding up poverty reduction, harming the environment, hurting the economy, destabilising society, and undermining democracy.

Experts and international institutions now recognise that inequality must be tackled. And every government has pledged to reduce inequality within and between countries. But in practice not much progress is happening and in most countries we are even going backwards. When it comes to action they are still reaching for the same old failed solutions.

Only when people join together from the grassroots up, mobilising and organising to build power and demand accountability and greater equality, will things change. Together we are building up people’s power and connecting across organisations and borders to counter the power and wealth of the 1% and build a more equal, just and sustainable world. We are building up national coalitions of the Fight Inequality Alliance to drive change nationally and taking action regionally and internationally to fight the structural causes of inequality.

The Alliance is going through an exciting period of growth from its beginnings in 2017. The Intern will join a small global secretariat that coordinates the work of the Alliance. They will report to the Mobilisation Manager, primarily supporting the logistics, administration and communications of the global secretariat in a range of ways as we grow our impact further over the coming years.

 

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted via email to info@fightinequality.org with ‘Application for position of Intern - Global Secretariat’’ in the subject line.

Applications must include only:

  1. A motivation letter of no more than 2 sides that indicates: a) why you are interested in this position and what inspires you about fighting inequality; and b) aspects of your background that demonstrate the required competence for this role;
  2. A detailed CV with two references

Please ensure that your application, as a whole, speaks to the required experience, person specification and key roles and responsibilities. Please do not apply if you do not meet the required experience.

Closing Date: 30 September 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Role Overview:

As a member of the global secretariat, supports the coordination work of the Alliance in a range of ways, helps strengthen the operational and organisational capacities of the Alliance to build the movement and achieve structural changes.

As part of our commitment to growing the leadership of our movement from people living on the frontlines of inequality, we strongly encourage applications for this position from young people with lived experiences of intersecting systems of oppression.

 

Key responsibilities:

Support the organisation and implementation of campaigns, actions and events of the Global Alliance.

Support the undertaking of regular monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Assisting with communication and content creation for our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Support the planning and delivery of steering group and member meetings/gatherings and trainings, both virtually and face to face with a range of logistical and administrative functions such as booking meetings, preparing flyers, agendas, minutes, accommodation, etc.

Assist with regular member communications, queries and updates. Keep the membership database up to date.

Be an active part of planning and other regular staff meetings of the secretariat team, and participate in training and learning activities organised.

From time to time carry out any other duties that are within the scope of the job, and as reasonably required by the Line Manager.

Person specification

Essential:

A commitment to the Alliance’s values, including:

Strong feminist understanding, analysis, commitment and behaviour. Committed to battling all forms of discrimination and to standing with the most oppressed.

Strong commitment to develop, promote and practice Fight Inequality Alliance’s goals and values, as well as adhering to and upholding our Common Principles. Commitment to grassroots organising and leadership.

Be open to learn/ follow the lead/be accountable to those who experience oppression based on gender, race/ethnicity, disability, socio-class, LGBTQIA, geography, etc.

Experience or involvement in an organisation or movement connected to the fight against inequality.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Efficient time management and ability to work autonomously (initiative, organisation, work planning and analytical development).

Strong teamwork attitude and spirit (assertive communication and active listening).

Some experience in a range of administrative, logistical and communications tasks that support social justice organising

Ability to use a range of software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel, Googlesuite)

Willing to travel without creature comforts when required.

Completely fluent and strong in English. Preferably also fluent in at least one other language such as Spanish.

Desirable

  • Lived experiences with intersecting systems of oppression, with knowledge and experience of how power and privilege play out in the contexts we organise in
  • Knowledge in the use of social media and multimedia editing tools.
  • Possesses a social media savvy outlook

SAFER RECRUITMENT: FIA is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour in the movement including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. FIA expects all staff to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks

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