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The Elders is an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace and human rights worldwide. The Elders are assisted by a small team based in London.

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  • 10th Anniversary Project Assistant

    Are you seeking a hybrid role combining events and communications within a humanitarian non-profit?

    The Elders are reaching their 10th anniversary and will use this as an exciting opportunity to celebrate and promote their work through a wide reaching campaign focussing on the use of the collective power of the Elders to help spark hope in the world, ignite courageous conversations and celebrate Mandela's values.

    We are looking for a Project Assistant to provide effective support in the lead up to a high profile event. This is a perfect opportunity for somebody looking for an immersive role within a charity whose work will impact projects on an international scale. This unique role is offered for 18 months within an experienced and dedicated team.

    Supporting the Project Director you will be involved across the spectrum for this celebrious event, providing logistical and event management assistance where required. They will be responsible for a range of communicative tasks, preparing print and digital correspondence as well as utilising social media to support project aims. The Project Assistant will also play a pivotal role in maintaining flourishing global partnerships.

    To succeed within this position you will be highly organised, efficient and a motivated self-starter with a prominent 'can do attitude'. This person will be IT and web-literate and possess a diverse range of experience, especially within communications. They will also have a demonstrable understanding of social media and digital audiences.

    This person must also be willing to travel overseas for short periods of time, however experience of working internationally is not required.

    To apply please visit the Prospectus website.

    The closing date for applications is 15 April 2017.

The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

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