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The Oxfam Novib Academy is the hub for internships at Oxfam Novib. It guarantees a high-quality internship experience in which you get the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, alongside a diverse group of like-minded students. We provide you with work experience at an international NGO, mentorship, skills workshops, and networking opportunities with practitioners in headquarters and in the field.
We are currently recruiting for the position of:
Fair Finance Guide Intern
Within the Fair Finance Guide International and Fair Finance Guide Netherlands teams
Duration of 5 months (starting in February 2020)
Min. 3 days a week (24 hrs), at Oxfam Novib’s The Hague office
Main purpose of this internship position
The main purpose is two-fold: To provide communications and administrative support to the Fair Finance Guide International; and also to the Fair Finance Guide Netherlands. Working with these two interconnected programs provides the opportunity to support an international multilateral advocacy platform and its national counterpart here in the Netherlands. You will have the opportunity to work on international and national communication and campaign strategies and to reflect on synergies and complementarities between the two. You will be assigned a communications mentor from each of these teams.
Communications and Administrative support to the Fair Finance Guide International:
The Fair Finance Guide International (FFGI) coordinates and supports in-depth investigations into the activities of the financial sector in 11 countries, using the results to benchmark positive sector policy and practice, to campaign for more socially responsible investing, and advocate for improved policies and greater transparency in the sector. Research is carried out at national level in each country by a coalition of NGO’s and CSO’s using a comprehensive financial assessment tool and results are published in the form of reports, made available online on the FFGI website and promoted via social media channels.
Key tasks within FFGI (approx. 1.5 days/week):
- Coordinate and support the sourcing and production of content for the FFGI website and social media accounts, including infographics, blogs, and news items.
- Support communication coordination across the international coalition, such as collaborative campaign activities, knowledge sharing, and learning events.
- Support implementation of FFGI’s 2020 global communication plan.
- Support the development of a branding and communications toolkit for the coalition.
- Administer communications coordination database and FFGI email account.
Communications and Administrative support to the Fair Finance Guide Netherlands:
The Dutch Fair Finance Guide (FFG NL) is a partnership of five Dutch large civil society organizations, focused on mobilizing consumers to lobby banks, insurance groups and pension funds to make more sustainable investment choices. In doing so it is our aim that financial institutions use their (financial) influence to help companies become more sustainable.
Key tasks within FFG Netherlands (approx. 1.5 days/week):
- Coordinate and support the sourcing and production of content for the FFG Netherlands website and social media accounts, including infographics, blogs, and news items.
- Support campaign activities and monitoring.
- Update the website including news items, and assessment results.
- Support implementation of FFG Netherlands communication plans.
- Administer communications coordination database and FFG Netherlands email account.
- Towards the end of the internship, make an internal presentation at the office on the outcomes of their work.
- HVO/Bachelor’s/Masters’ Degree level of studies;
- Good personal communication skills in English and Dutch;
- Good English and Dutch writing and presentation skills;
- Good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
- A good understanding of organizational and public communication processes;
- Experience with photoshop, web content editing, and use of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin etc);
- Good command of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Power Point, Excel and Word);
- You are highly motivated, result-oriented and are a team player;
- You are a self-starter that can work independently and is eager to take the initiative;
- You are willing to learn and share your knowledge with others.
- You are familiar with and share Oxfam Novib’s values.
- Previous work or internship experience in a communications role is an asset;
- Previous work or internship experience with an NGO or Civil Society Organisation
- Experience producing audio-visual materials;
- Experience producing communication materials such as infographics, etc.
Oxfam Novib Academy internships include a small financial allowance (€250,- gross based on a 36-hour work week) and a commuting allowance.
To be eligible for an internship within the Oxfam Novib Academy students must meet the following criteria (non-negotiable):
- Be enrolled in a university or an educational institution in the European Union for the entire duration of the internship.
- Have, or be able to apply, for a residence permit in the Netherlands (valid for working purposes and for the entire duration of the internship).
- Have, or be able to request, a BSN (burgerservicenummer/citizen service number).
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying and meet the eligibility criteria, please press the ‘apply’ button and send your application no later than December 13th 2019 (we don’t process applications received by e-mail). Please include a Curriculum Vitae (two pages maximum) and a motivational letter (1 page maximum).
In case you are selected Oxfam Novib requires you and your College and/or University representative to sign a standard agreement stating the terms of the internship.
Selected candidates will be contacted via email and interviews will take place in the first week of December. For questions about this internship vacancy please email us at email@example.com
Read about the Oxfam Novib Academy and experiences of the current Oxfam Novib Academy interns: http://oxfamnovibacademy.wordpress.com/