Media Positions available at Caabu

 

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Caabu are currently looking to fill two vacant positions: one part-time events and membership officer and one volunteer position as Caabu parliamentary intern. Full details of these positions are listed below as received.

 

PART TIME MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS OFFICER

Caabu works to improve relations between Britain and the Arab world, through supporting international law, democracy and promoting human rights.

We are looking for someone committed to Caabu’s aims who already has an interest in the region and wishes to expand their knowledge. Good communication in English (written and oral), interpersonal and organisational skills are essential. An Arabic speaker would be desirable. Since we are a small office we are looking for someone who is flexible and a good team worker.

Your primary responsibilities will be to run Caabu’s membership, its active events programme and assist in marketing its activities.  At least 12 months’ work experience (in an office environment) and IT skills at intermediate level are a pre-requisite (Word/Excel/Access/Outlook).

Experience of marketing/fundraising and event coordination is also an advantage.There may be opportunities to assist with other areas of Caabu’s work including research for our Advocacy Programme and presenting school talks as part of the Education Programme.

 

Period:                        6 months (with the possibility of extension)

Office hours:              9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Three days per week

Starting salary:          £17,000/£17,500 p.a. – depending on experience

 

Applicants should send in a comprehensive CV, together with a covering letter to:

 

Andrew Stylianou

Head of Finance and Administration

Caabu

1 Gough Square

LONDON

EC4A 3DE

 

stylianoua@caabu.org

 

Closing date for applications: 8th September 2011

 

Job description available on request – please ring Andrew Stylianou – 020 7832 1321

 

PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP

Caabu works to improve relations between Britain and the Arab world, through supporting international law, democracy and promoting human rights.

We are looking for someone fully committed to Caabu’s aims with a strong interest in the Arab world, its people and culture, to join our organisation in the role of Parliamentary Affairs Intern.

Reporting to Caabu’s Parliamentary Officer you will need a proven track record of studying or working in British politics, with a sound knowledge of how the British political system operates.

You will also need a good working knowledge of the Arab world and of key the issues relating to the region.

Daily duties will include monitoring the media and parliament and supporting our Parliamentary Officer with research projects and the occasional light administrative work.

The position may also involve delivering school talks on the region as part of Caabu’s Education Programme, for which the position holder would be paid a day rate.  Full training would be provided on this.

This position would suit a recent graduate of politics/international affairs or related subject.

Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Given the size of our operation, we are looking for someone who is flexible and a good teamworker. IT skills to at least intermediate level are essential (Word/Excel/Access/Outlook).

 

Hours of work:              10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (potentially flexible)

Salary:                            Reasonable travel expenses

Length of placement:  Four months

Starting date:                Immediate

 

This internship will provide the successful candidate with valuable experience of working at an NGO and engaging with both parliament and the media.

 

Applicants should send in a CV, together with a covering letter, to:

 

Graham Bambrough

Parliamentary Officer

Caabu

1 Gough Square

LONDONEC4 3DE

 

bambroughg@caabu.org

 

Closing date for applications: Rolling. We may appoint immediately

 

Any queries, please ring Graham Bambrough on 020 7832 1322

 

 

Caabu – ‘Advancing Arab-British Relations’

From its establishment in 1967, Caabu has taken on a strong political, educational and media role. A cross-party organisation, with Chairs from all the main political parties, Caabu works to advance Arab-British relations through its support for international law, human rights and democracy.

 

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