UPS Project Assistant

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Location: Mexico (home-working)
Tenure: 4 days per week (28 hours)
Day Rate: 50 USD
Contract Type: Fixed Term (June - November 2019)
Closing Date: 28 June 2019 12:00 BST

* Maximum working days within this period will be no more than 140 days

About Us:

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

Programme Background:

Established in 2003, the partnership with The UPS Foundation is WAGGGS’ long-running global partnership. The current phase runs from 2017 to December 2019, working with national Guide associations (Member Organisations, ‘MOs’) in 9 Member Organizations including Mexico, Nigeria, the Netherlands, the UK, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt. The focus of the current phase of the partnership is Diversity & Inclusion, and Leadership Development and the aim is to increase and diversify Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting membership and leadership globally by engaging underrepresented communities and creating an inclusive environment for all.

In Nigeria, Mexico, the Netherlands and the UK the programme will develop diversity and inclusion approaches for leaders and youth members. In the Arab Region, the focus is on establishing a cross-regional framework to diversify the leadership profile of select MOs and mobilise young women to effect social change. This work includes community action based on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Purpose of Consultancy:

WAGGGS is seeking a Project Assistant to support the delivery of the current phase of the long-running global partnership with the UPS Foundation in Mexico.

This role will support the implementation of the ‘Diversity and Inclusion and Leadership Development programme in Mexico’ meeting agreed upon programme objectives with the funder.

This position will act as the liaison between the Member Organisation and the UPS Project Manager Mexico.

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

Essential

  • Experience in project delivery
  • Experience of drafting and formatting documents
  • Ability to manage workload and prioritise conflicting priorities
  • Ability to build & maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders, develop cross-functional working with staff at all levels
  • Creative approach to work; able to generate innovative approaches that deliver results.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Girl Guiding and Scouting
  • Experience of working on Diversity & Inclusion
  • Experience of working in the charity sector/international organisation
  • Experience of working with programmes and/or event coordination

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please download the Job Specification and submit your covering letter and CV via our recruitment portal.
We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies:

We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you.

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