Campaigns and Research Assistant

National Minimum Wage
Hiring Organisation: 
Crisis Action

Crisis Action is looking for a Campaigns and Research Assistant who is available to work from September 2018 for an initial period of six months, supporting our global coalition campaigns to protect people living in warzones. In this paid internship, the Assistant will be responsible for a range of duties, including supporting the organisation’s campaigning work; compiling media updates; supporting the development of our network; coordinating and attending meetings and drafting notes; liaising with partner NGOs, policymakers and the media; research tasks and administrative work. Job title: Campaigns and Research Assistant Responsible to: UK Advocacy and Campaigns Manager  Salary: National Minimum Wage  Duration: initially six months (with possibility of extension)  Start Date: as soon as possible (from mid-September) Interview dates: Week commencing 27 August 2018.   Deadline for applications: 23:59 BST on Sunday 19  August 2018 To apply: visit Role description:  The Campaigns and Research Assistant works with the UK Campaigns Team, working closely with the UK Advocacy & Campaigns Manager (currently the Yemen global campaign lead) and supporting our campaign work on Yemen, Syria and South Sudan, as well as ad hoc emergency responses. The work involves a range of duties including:

  • Providing coordination support for design and delivery of Crisis Action’s UK and global campaign work, including: 
    • Supporting project management of key campaign products and moments (such as coordinating joint letters and other campaign actions)  
    • Monitoring UK and international media and social media to keep abreast of developments relevant to our campaigns, tracking media pick-up of campaign products and collating media reviews 
    • Supporting the organisation’s use of social media, including the Crisis Action twitter account 
  • Undertaking research on conflict situations and key political targets, and drafting intel updates, parliamentary and media briefings 
  • Supporting the development of campaign products, including social media toolkits and graphics, press releases and joint letters 
  • Contributing to development and delivery of office and campaign strategies, including supporting partner, policymaker and media outreach in the UK 
  • Providing administrative support to the Crisis Action UK office and global campaign teams, including: 
    • Maintaining the central Salesforce contact database, keeping records of meetings and activities, and managing internal filing systems  
    • Organising and taking notes of campaign calls and meetings with the team, partners, experts and government officials 
  • Supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning for global campaigns by: 
    • Maintaining the evidence of change journal to track policy change and impact 
    • Collating input from team or partners on evaluations/ post-action debriefs and surveys 

You will have exposure to senior decision makers in NGOs, the media, and the political world. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the overall project management for global campaigns, including in particular our Yemen campaign. You will also have the opportunity to learn about global conflicts and the development and implementation of international campaign and advocacy strategies.   We’re looking for someone who: 

  • Has excellent organisational administrative and computer/technology skills and Microsoft Office proficiency 
  • Has top-notch communication skills, and excellent oral and written English (additional languages, including particularly Arabic and French, are a bonus) 
  • Is a good analyst and creative thinker 
  • Is a self-starter, takes the initiative, able to multi-task and flourish in a high-paced environment 
  • Has excellent research skills and ability to distil and summarize complex topics into easy-to understand formats for a variety of audiences 
  • Has an interest in conflict issues and/or campaigning and advocacy  

The following would be an advantage: 

  • Direct experience working with civil society organisations and/or government institutions 
  • An interest in digital campaigning and graphic design for social media  
  • Experience of using and maintaining databases, such as Salesforce 

Application instructions:  Please apply via our online system hereThe deadline for applications is 23:59 BST on 19 August 2018.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 27 August 2018. We regret that due to the volume of applications we cannot respond individually to each applicant. 

junior (entry level, intern, apprentice, minimal experience)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
Org Type: 
Job Location: 
London, England, UK
Location type: 
Closing date for applications: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 23:59

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