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We are currently looking for support in the following areas. (Please expand the sections to see more information about each role)

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude and self-motivated, interested in the work of StreetInvest and open to learning new systems to work with our Programme Funding Manager.

 

Commitment 

2 days a week  for 2-3 hours per day

This is an unrenumerated, home-based role (out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed)

The Role 

  • To research potential trusts and foundations
  • To keep up to date and accurate donor information
  • To support the Programme Funding Manager
  • To ensure that funding systems are effectively used
  • To keep a record of contacts for possible future partnership
  • To undertake grant administrative tasks, including documenting concept notes, proposals and reports
  • To research about issues that street-connected children face & about innovative solutions

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the objectives of the StreetInvest
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing street-connected children
  • Awareness of confidentiality/data protection;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage own time and workload, and to prioritise a range of competing demands;
  • Excellent IT skills, including the use of databases, email, Microsoft office packages (word processing);
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake other duties as required.
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Job Description and Person Specification

Job Title: Programme & Communications  Volunteer

Reports To: Programme Officer

Location: Home-Based with Opportunity of Face-To-Face Meetings In London.

Duration and time commitment: We ask for a regular commitment of at least 2 days per week (to agree in advance with the supervisor) for a minimum of 3 months.

This is an unpaid opportunity. Travel and subsistence expenses will be covered.

BACKGROUND:

StreetInvest and its partners have the ambitious goal to be reaching 100,000 street-connected children a year through Street Work by 2025. To make this a reality, StreetInvest has in the past three years restructured its programme to focus on building networks of effective Street Work organisations – under the umbrella of the Global Alliance for Street Work – able to maximise the number of children having access to a trustworthy adult Street Worker.

StreetInvest works both directly and through this network to promote and support Street Work by:

  • INFORMING those impacting on the lives of street-connected children with the evidence they need to understand the children and the issues they face, through data collection and research
  • INFLUENCING those whose policies, attitudes and behaviours impact on the lives of street children and the realisation of their rights, through advocacy and awareness-raising
  • BUILDING organisations and Street Work capacity with the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills to understand and respond to the needs of street children, through training and capacity-building
  • STRENGTHENING Street Work organisations and the sector to be sustainable for the long term, through network and organizational development.

Over the past decade, StreetInvest has observed the unsustainability of the ‘traditional’ project approach in relation to Street Work: projects are time-bound, the partnership ends with the project and StreetInvest has faced challenges in documenting the ongoing impact of past work, unable to gather data on partners’ continuing Street Work and measure progress towards its vision of a trustworthy adult for every street child.

Since 2017, StreetInvest has transformed its programme approach, now working through Regional Coordinating Partners (RCPs) in Asia (India), West Africa (Ghana) and East Africa (Kenya) and with plans underway to establish similar regional networks in Europe (UK) and Central America. Through these five regions, StreetInvest is rebuilding its programme and reframing its impact.

In January 2020, StreetInvest launched an ambitious 5-year strategy and business plan to build upon its recognized specialist expertise, long-term partner relationships and many years of experience to reach more street-connected children, with a greater impact, through its Global Alliance for Street Work. The Global Alliance for Street Work currently comprises 67 organisations including 48 local, frontline NGOs & CBOs in RCP-led networks, alongside international NGOs, academics & research bodies and private sector companies.

Together, we are committed to a rights-based approach, focusing specifically on Street Work, in order to promote the positive growth and development of street- connected children (SCC) and reduce the stigma and discrimination they face.

ROLE:

The Programme & Communications Intern will support the Programme Team to communicate the impact of StreetInvest’s programme to external audiences including funders, donors, policy makers and the wider child rights and international development sector. Working closely with the Programme Officer and collaborating with our partners in Ghana, Kenya and India, you will use StreetInvest’s monitoring and evaluation framework to compile compelling stories to support our fundraising, marketing and advocacy strategies. You will also generate and implement ideas and plans to increase the reach of StreetInvest’s programme communications activities – and to promote rights-based approaches to street-connected children – via social media.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who can write well, is social media-savvy and looking to gain experience in MEL, impact measurement, research, advocacy, communications and/or fundraising in the child rights/international development sector. 

The ideal candidate will have some experience working in an office environment, especially in a communications, programmatic or administrative capacity and have strong written communication skills. You will be creative, full of ideas, yet with a keen eye for detail. The role will include some analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data so that shouldn’t daunt you – but support will be on offer!

There will be scope to shape the role to your strengths & interests to support your personal and professional development goals, and mentorship on offer from both the Programme Officer (line manager) and Director of Programmes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Programme Officer to analyse quantitative and qualitative data from partners and SI’s programmes team
  • Identify compelling stories, and adapt these for a variety of audiences and media to communicate both StreetInvest’s impact and the complex challenges faced by street-connected children
  • Develop plans and content to grow and strengthen StreetInvest’s social media presence across a variety of platforms
  • Write content for StreetInvest’s website including blogs and updated programmes information
  • Support the drafting of policy briefings and research reports
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • A strong interest in and commitment to children’s rights, human rights and/or international development
  • Self-motivated, demonstrating initiative and ability to work independently, and manage one’s own time effectively.
  • Good team player, willing to be an active part of a small team making a big difference
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cross-culturally and remotely
  • Ability to juggle different activities and competing priorities, and flexibility in changing situations
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Good working knowledge of social media including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Some experience of research, data management and analysis is a bonus, as is experience with data collection and/or visualization platforms

 

TO APPLY:

Please email a resume, cover letter, your earliest possible start date, and a one-page sample of your writing to info@streetinvest.org by 23rd September 2021.   In the subject line of the email please write “Programme & Communications Intern Application”.

We strongly believe in the values of diversity and equality and want our team to reflect the inclusive society we advocate for through our work offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or other status. Hence, we encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds and experiences. 

We are looking for a Trustee (and company director) of the charity with particular responsibility for overview and direction of the finances and risk management of the organization.

This is a  Non-executive role as Trustee and Board member. The particular finance responsibilities make this a relatively ‘hands-on’ role, working with the finance manager who works 12 hours a week to see that the Board is adequately informed on financial and risk management issues to run the charity effectively.

Commitment:  2 FTE days per month

Reporting Structure:      As a Board member this role is necessarily independent of line management, but must work closely with the Chairman, the CEO and the management team to see that appropriate controls are in place and information is produced.

Responsibilities

  1. Trustee and Company director

To have joint responsibility with other Board members but take particular responsibilities for:

  • Ensuring compliance with the charity’s governing document, charity law and company law.
  • Maintenance of proper financial controls and proper application of funds.
  • Setting and maintaining vision, mission, values and high level strategy.
  • Production of a board pack for each board meeting and board minutes.
  • Supporting the management of the organization, in particular being available to discuss technical issues with the finance manager.
  • Drawing up and monitoring policies as necessary to ensure the effective operation of the organization.
  • Reviewing and monitoring risk.
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2. Overview of finance

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organization and see they are legal, constitutional and that reporting meets accepted accounting practice as per the charity SORP.
  • Ensure proper records and controls are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports and returns and accounts.
  • Work with finance manager on the development of finance policies.

 

3.Finance management

  • Oversee the finance function ensuring resource is adequate and records and reporting are up to date.
  • Be responsible for relationship with auditor and work with the finance manager to ensure the statutory audited accounts are produced timely.
  • Work with management on the structure and design of the annual budget.
  • Review cash flow projections, cash management and management of foreign exchange risk.
  • Lead on the development of the finance framework and controls.

 

Essential Qualifications and Skills / Attributes:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Experienced finance manager
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Alignment with StreetInvest’s Mission and Values.
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Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience of charities and the charity SORP.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation.
  • Experience of working in a small organisation.

We are currently looking for support with Google Analytics. We would love to hear from you if you can confidently support us to:

  1. implement tracking code and set up data filters
  2. help us monitor visits and downloads from pages
  3. analyse Audience, Acquisition, and Behaviour reports, and support us set up goals tracking
  4. practice techniques for comparing users who convert with those who don’t
  5. Tag manager
  6. Simplify Data Studio reports
  7. Google Adwords 

 

LOCATION: remotely/home-based
COMMITMENT: about 1-2 hours every fortnigh

Interested? Please use the form below or email us at info@streetinvest.org for more details…