Saturday, July 16, 2016

INTERNSHIP - Events Coordination and Individual Giving

Events Coordination and Individual Giving
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the largest international coalition of nongovernmental organisations fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, is currently seeking to recruit a full-time Intern to aid its fundraising and institutional development activities. The period of this internship is six months, from 1 September 2016 for a duration of 4 to 5 months.
Special focus: This internship is to specifically focus on private / individual giving, with a strong emphasis on event coordination.
Location of work: International Secretariat of the OMCT, Geneva, Switzerland.
The intern will work under supervision of the Institutional Development Advisor (donor relations). The activities carried out as part of this position include:
  1. Organisation of end-of-year Fundraising Initiatives: Organisation of event/s (speakers, space rental, travel arrangements, performers, invitations, attendance, etc.).
  2. Individual Donor Prospecting and Cultivation : Preparation of research on and materials for communications with current and prospective individual private donors, their family and charitable histories, their financial capacity and philanthropic interests, their friends and professional trajectories, etc.;
  3. Individual Giving facility : Assistance on OMCT individual giving programme (annual fund, mailings, acknowledgments, annual report, online fundraising, etc.), and use and maintenance of the OMCT donor database and pipeline ;
  4. Design of Materials : Design of presentations in PowerPoint and other graphic materials (brochures, fliers, mailings, etc.) related to fundraising for the OMCT ;
  5. Donor Acknowledgments and Reporting : Drafting thank you notes and ensuring all contributions are acknowledged; maintenance of donor database and donor files; and assisting with the tracking, compilation, drafting and editing of reports and other communications with donors ;
  6. OMCT Events, Meetings and Travel Coordination : Assistance in coordinating project, programme, and donor-related events and meetings, arranging accommodations and travel for fundraising meetings and missions, etc.
  7. Any other tasks as needed for donor relations, or fundraising for the OMCT.
· High motivation and demonstrated interest in human rights and fundraising ;
· A masters degree in international affairs/development, business, NGO management or related fields (or currently undertaking one) ;
· Full fluency in oral and written French and English is required; fluency in German or Arabic would be an asset ;
· Excellent writing, analysis, and communication skills ;
· Ability to solve problems, take initiative, and organize priorities independently ;
· Full proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required ; proficiencies with social media applications and/or online fundraising would be assets ;
· Ability to work under pressure, to meet deadlines and to adapt to multidisciplinary work in the environment of a multicultural team.

· Applications for this internship are considered on a first-come first-assessed basis, but should be sent by the 15th of August 2016, only via email, to Radosh Piletich, Institutional Development Advisor (donor relations), at: Thank you for understanding that we cannot answer phone enquiries.
· In order for your application to be considered, please send an email indicating "EVENTS COORDINATION INTERN" in the subject heading, with the following attachments, in PDF: a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this internship; a CV/resume of maximum 2 pages, with 2 references included.
· Due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
· Please note that, unfortunately, internships at the OMCT are not remunerated.

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