Organization:European Interagency Security Forum
Fixed term contract for 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Full time – working 35 hours per week
Salary: £17,175 – 21,368 per annum
Location: Waterloo, London, UK
The European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) is an independent platform for security managers from European humanitarian agencies operating overseas. EISF emerged in 2006 as an independent NGO network, facilitating collaboration and information exchange on humanitarian security risk management at the strategic, systematic and policy level. The Forum has established itself as a reference point for applied practice, collective knowledge and current challenges in security risk management.
Recognising that humanitarian agencies need to develop expertise in security risk management in order to deliver aid effectively in unpredictable operating environments, EISF’s vision is to be a global reference point for humanitarian agencies. Our primary objective is to enhance the security of aid workers, by strengthening integrated security risk management approaches, allowing increased and sustainable access to populations in need. In this way, good security risk management should facilitate the improved impact of humanitarian assistance.
EISF works directly with over 95 European humanitarian, development and human rights organisations, reaching over 45,000 aid workers globally. The EISF Secretariat and Steering Group also engage and collaborate with a wide range of actors, including institutional donors, researchers, UN agencies and NGO platforms in order to promote and enhance risk management in humanitarian assistance. EISF achieves its goals in part by maximising available resources and cooperating closely with a wide range of actors.
EISF is supported by its membership and is funded by the Swiss, US and UK governments. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently-run entity, currently hosted by Christian Aid.
For more information, please visitwww.eisf.eu.
The EISF Research & Projects Trainee will provide administrative and project support to the EISF team to help EISF ensure it continues to undertake high quality research, projects and events.
- Website and other online resources:Provide website management support to the EISF team, to include updating the EISF website in a timely manner with vacancies, trainings, news updates, documents, and events. Provide ad hoc support on other online resources as necessary, to include researching ways to improve EISF’s online presence.
- Events and administrative support:Provide event administrative support to the EISF Projects and Membership Officer, to include supporting the logistics of preparing and running events (e.g. venue research, drafting and collating documents, room set up, taking notes, etc.). Assist the EISF Secretariat team in a flexible manner with a variety of tasks as and when needed.
- Communications and social media:Assist in the regular maintenance of EISF’s social media presence (e.g. Twitter and LinkedIn) and support in the dissemination of EISF outputs (e.g. podcasts) through various platforms.
- Research:Assist the EISF Research Advisor with research outputs, to include keeping research records up to date and liaising with external service providers regarding the designing and printing of research outputs (with the EISF Research Advisor’s guidance).
- Learning and development opportunities:Opportunity to feed into and develop original content with guidance from the EISF Research Advisor. Guidance and support on improving project and event management skills and experience, including budget management. Opportunity to attend humanitarian and development sector events at ODI, Frontline Club, etc. Opportunity to attend formal training opportunities according to interests as part of an agreed personal development plan.
- Educated to GCSA grade A*-C, 9 – 4 or equivalent in Maths and English
- Ability to problem solve and think creatively and critically
- Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong understanding of English, including good reading and writing skills
- Ability to collaborate within a team environment
- Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
- Confident user of digital technology and tools (particularly social media platforms)
- An interest in the humanitarian and development sector
- Ability to identify opportunities to improve ways of working
- Motivated self-starter
To apply for this post please send your CV and cover letter to the EISF Administrator, Justina Amenu (email@example.com) highlighting:
- Your suitability for the role and interest in joining EISF
- How you see this role fitting into your future career plans
As this post is UK-based, non-EU nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.