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Programme Officer, The Elders, London

  • full-time job
  • London
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Jan 20, 2017

The Elders

  • Programme Officer

    Are you looking for a unique role within a humanitarian non profit?

    A group of independent leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela and chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders use their collective experience and global influence to promote peace, justice and human rights. We support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict, and inspire hope where there is despair.

    We are looking for a Programme Officer to assist in the development of a range of new initiatives. This is a perfect opportunity for somebody looking for an immersive role within a charity that has an impact which projects internationally, within an experienced and dedicated team.

    This person will predominantly be involved in researching programme and policy issues, a recent one being on refugees and migration. They will succeed at building productive relationships with government officials, representatives of civil society and parliamentarians. Additional responsibilities will include preparing briefings and speeches for events alongside the development of materials for their website and other external communications.

    The Programme Officer will have previously conducted research on similar issues and will have a particular interest in politics and affecting change through policy. The ideal candidate will be educated at degree level with a desire to grow and develop their career in the field, however they will need to be dynamic and feel confident at speaking with people in ‘high profile’ positions while also showing flexibility where necessary.

    To apply please visit the Prospectus website. Due to the level of response it may not be possible to provide further or individual feedback.

    The closing date for applications is 20 January 2017.

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