Internship Announcement: Project Development and Institutional Giving
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING UNIT
Project Development and
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, to start work from
the 6 February 2017 for a duration of 5 to 6 months.
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:
- Institutional Donor Prospecting and
Cultivation: Research on prospective donors, their strategies,
deadlines, and proposal-submission requirements, and maintenance of the OMCT
donor database and pipeline;
- Project Development: Assistance in working
with Programme Staff to develop projects for identified institutional and
- Design of Materials: Design of
presentations in PowerPoint and other graphic materials (brochures, fliers,
mailings, etc.) related to fundraising for the OMCT;
- Individual Giving facility: Assistance on OMCT
individual giving programme (annual fund, mailings, acknowledgments, annual
report, online fundraising, etc.);
- 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;
- 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;
- 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, law, development, NGO management or related fields (or
currently undertaking one);
- Full fluency in oral
and written French and fluency in 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 30th of January, 2017, only
via email, to Radosh Piletich, Institutional Development Advisor (donor
relations), at: email@example.com. Thank you for
understanding that we cannot answer phone enquiries.
- In order for your
application to be considered, please send a cover letter explaining your
interest, and a CV/resume of maximum 2
pages, indicating "PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
INTERN" in the subject heading.
- Due to the volume of
applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
- Please note that,
unfortunately, internships are not remunerated.