Sovereign Sustainability and Development; London Office, 10 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn WC1A 2SL
To apply send a cover letter stating your interest in this role and a CV via email to email@example.com by 12pm on 24 November 2023.
The Project Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Project Manager in delivering the G20&G7 Health and Development Partnership initiative strategic objectives across logistical, administrative, research and communications tasks. This role will require some travel.
The G20&G7 Health & Development Partnership is a not-for-profit advocacy organisation that aims to create a convergence between the G20 & G7 agenda to ensure health stays at the highest level of the political agenda. We aim to ensure that G20 & G7 countries are coordinating their health innovation strategy to tackle the growing burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases globally to promote the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially SDG 3. The Partnership emerged as an informal coalition of like-minded organisations during the G20 Presidency in Germany in 2017 respecting the objectives of SDG 17. Following broad interest to build on the initiative leading up to the Argentinian G20 Presidency in 2018, Sovereign Sustainability and Development (SSD) was created in late 2017 to act as the secretariat of the Partnership. During a working session in the UK Houses of Parliament in December 2017, with the support of the founding organisations, the G20 HDP was formally launched. The Partnership comprises more than 30 cross-sectoral partners including product development partnerships, not-for-profit and international organisations, public-private partnerships, pharmaceuticals, associations, research institutes and academia.
About the Position
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the Project Manager and Executive Director in executing the Company’s strategic objectives in relation to the G20&G7 Health and Development Partnership.
- Provide support and research in key policy areas and prepare reports relating to relevant policy matters.
- Provide support services in relation to stakeholder outreach activities.
- Draft letters, agendas, memo’s and other documents as directed.
- Support the team in maintaining project activity pipelines.
- Attend meetings (in-person and virtual) and take minutes, record action points and agreed follow up activities.
- Provide support in the preparation and execution of strategic events, delegations and stakeholder attendance at relevant events.
- Independently maintain a good understanding of policy areas relative to the work of the partnership.
- Maintain an exemplary approach to accuracy and presentation in all areas of work.
- Provide administrative support and logistical assistance relevant to the events and planning of the partnership.
The successful applicants should
- Have excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and accomplish tight deadlines.
- Proven ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
- Have an emerging understanding of project management skills and protocols including effective task management and prioritisation.
- Have experience providing administrative support and be able to effectively manage calendars across different timezones.
- Be aware of their interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to manage sensitive information.
- Have an understanding of the G20&G7 Health and Development Partnership’s work and strong commitment toward global health, development issues, gender equality, climate change mitigation and the Sustainable Development Goals in general.
- Have an understanding and familiarity of working with WordPress and Social Media Tools, i.e. Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Be a team player with the ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.
- Undergraduate degree and/or 1-2 years of professional experience, preferably in international affairs, international law, political sciences, social sciences, or global health.
- Experience in assisting on international projects.
- Research, writing and analytics skills, including the ability to synthesise information from different sources.
- Media content writing experience.
- Exceptional level of computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (other languages are a plus).
Annual Salary: £ 28,000 – £30,000 (Gross)
Job Type: 37.5 hrs a week (5 days a week)
Start Day: January 2024
A Cover Letter stating your interest in this role and a CV should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on 17 November 2023.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and Sovereign Sustainability and Development reserves the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.
Sovereign Sustainability and Development operates as the Secretariat for the G20&G7 Health and Development Partnership and is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organisation.