Project Assistant (Cyber)
Global Partners Digital (GPD) is a social purpose company dedicated to fostering a digital environment underpinned by human rights and democratic values. We do this by making policy spaces and processes more open, inclusive and transparent, and by facilitating strategic, informed and coordinated engagement in these processes by public interest actors.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and organised Project Assistant to join our team and contribute to the work of our cyber capacity building team, working on projects which aim to increase the number of cyber laws and policies that are rights-respecting and developed in an open, inclusive and transparent manner.
Roles and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be a focused and dynamic individual joining a hardworking team who work on a diverse range of internet-related and digital issues including encryption, data protection, online content regulation, cybersecurity, and business and human rights.
They will work closely with GPD’s Programme Lead (Cyber) to ensure the smooth running of their assigned projects.
- Providing administrative support to the Programme Lead;
- Providing logistical support to team members and project partners;
- Assisting with preparation of project reports and proposals;
- Organising meetings and events in the UK and abroad;
- Maintaining project files and monitoring budgets;
- Providing general office support.
Essential Skills and Experience
- A minimum of one year’s practical experience working in a professional environment, providing project support and assistance;
- An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field;
- Self-motivated and organised, able to work independently to meet deadlines;
- Strong coordination and communication skills, able to build positive relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
- Excellent written and numeracy skills, allowing you to review and analyse a wide range of sources of information and present it in a clear manner;
- An interest in internet-related and digital issues;
- A basic knowledge of human rights;
- Fluent written and spoken English.
- Candidates must have permission to live and work in the UK
Desirable Skills and Experience
- Practical experience assisting with the implementation of government-funded projects;
- Practical experience of working with civil society, governments and the private sector, particularly from the global South;
- Practical experience of working on internet-related and digital issues;
- Fluency in a language other than English.
Terms and Conditions
- Working days: Full time
- Start date: As soon as possible
- Length of contract: One Year Fixed Term
- Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
- Holidays: 25 days (excluding public holidays)
- Reporting to: Programme Lead (Cyber)
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 25 July 2019. First round interviews will take place on 8 and 9 August 2019 with second round interviews, if necessary, the following week.
When applying, please outline why you think you are suitable for this role in your cover letter, describing any relevant skills and experience (up to 500 words).