Advocacy Intern WWF International 3 months | WWF

Advocacy Intern WWF International 3 months

Posted on 09 March 2017
WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a 3 month assignment at WWF International's Advocacy & Policy team.The position is only open to local candidates with a valid work permit.

Location: WWF International (Gland)
Assignment dates: March to mid-June 2017
Age Category: 19-27 years

Reports to: Head, Global Advocacy

Major functions: provide logistical, organizational and knowledge management assistance as part of a small team focusing on political, economic, foreign policy and other cross-cutting issues to support WWF’s policy priorities.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Work with a small team to organise and retrieve information pertaining to current international affairs with a focus on sustainable development, trade, foreign policy portfolios and other cross-cutting issues of governments;
  • Assist a small team with logistics related matters including travel arrangements, event planning and management, and the planning and execution of various meetings;
  • Organise internal meetings, take minutes and monitor follow-up;
  • Support the GPA's global radar on priority areas and fora to help identify key events, opportunities and sticking points;
  • Keep up-to-date, maintain and update the Global Policy and Advocacy Unit advocacy tools, including databases, internal website and calendar, as needed;
  • Help research, organise and present information into briefs and presentations pertaining to particular multilateral dialogues as required;
  • Support the drafting of policy briefings, letters and submissions and other products directed to the WWF Network and policy makers;
  • Other major duties as requested by the Head, Global Advocacy.

Required Skills and Competencies
  • Interest in international affairs and the environment;
  • Excellent organizational and people skills;
  • Capacity to work independently in an intense team environment;
  • Ability to digest information from a variety of electronic, written and oral sources and produce clear analysis;
  • Ability and enthusiasm in providing fast and accurate information and in implementing short term but demanding tasks;
  • Ability to work in multicultural environment;
  • Discretion, reliability, flexibility, accuracy;
  • A strong working knowledge of English is necessary, additional languages a significant advantage;
  • Highly computer literate, competent in use of spreadsheets and other electronic tools;
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results;
  • A good sense of humour.
How to apply?
Please complete the online Application Form. If you already submitted a spontaneous online application in the past, please inform of your interest in this assignment by email.

Deadline to apply: 15 March 2017

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. 

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