Project Assistant, Business and Human Rights

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and organised Project Assistant to join our team and contribute to the work of our Business and Human Rights (BHR) Programme. The Project Assistant will work across our suite of projects which aim to build the capacity of civil society and the private sector to promote and protect human rights online.

More information about this area of work can be found here.

The successful candidate will be a focused and dynamic individual joining a hardworking team who work across a diverse range of internet-related and digital issues including online content regulation and business and human rights. Candidates must have permission to live and work in the UK.

They will work closely with GPD’s Legal Officer to ensure the smooth running of their assigned projects and support to the BHR Programme more broadly. The responsibilities will include:

  • Providing administrative support to the BHR Programme Team;
  • Providing logistical support to team members and project partners;
  • Assisting with preparation of project reports;
  • Assisting with the development of project renewals and proposals;
  • Organising meetings and events in the UK and abroad;
  • Maintaining project files and monitoring budgets;
  • Providing general office support.

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Essential Skills and Experience
  • A minimum of one year’s practical experience working in a professional environment, providing project support and assistance;
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field;
  • Self-motivated and organised, able to work independently to meet deadlines;
  • Strong coordination and communication skills,
  • Able to build positive relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and numerical skills, to enable review and analysis of a wide range of sources of information and the presentation of findings in a clear manner;
  • An interest in human rights and internet-related and digital issues
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

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 Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Practical experience assisting with the implementation of government-funded projects;
  • Practical experience of working with civil society, governments and the private sector, particularly from the global South;
  • Practical experience of working on human rights and internet-related and digital issues;
  • Fluency in a language other than English.

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Terms and Conditions
  • Working days: Full time
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Length of contract: One Year Fixed Term
  • Salary: £25,000 – £30,000
  • Holidays: 25 days (excluding public holidays)
  • Reporting to: Legal Officer
  • Candidates must have permission to live and work in the UK.

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Application Instructions

The closing date for applications is 6.00pm on Thursday 2 May 2019. Successful applicants will be invited for interview at the GPD w/c 6th May 2019.

To apply, please send us:

  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages and containing the contact details of two referees). The filename of your CV should be “PA LASTNAME FIRSTNAME CV”.
  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) stating why you feel that you are well-suited for this position. The filename of your cover letter should be “PA LASTNAME FIRSTNAME Cover Letter”.

Please email these documents to Kate Webster at kate@gp-digital.org. The subject of your email should be “Application for PA LASTNAME FIRSTNAME”.

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