Internship in Partnership Engagement and Resource Mobilization

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Internship in Partnership Engagement and Resource Mobilization
Arigatou International Geneva


Arigatou International is an international NGO committed to building a better world for children. An initiator and sustainer of partnership-based initiatives to secure child rights and foster children's well-being, Arigatou International seeks to maximize the potential of interfaith cooperation, and always strives to empower and involve children and youth.

Holding special consultative status with ECOSOC and consultative status with UNICEF, Arigatou International liaises and works jointly with UN agencies and other NGOs to foster cooperation within a rights-based approach to the profound issues faced by children and youth today.

At the Special Session on Children of the United Nations General Assembly in May 2002, Arigatou International proposed the establishment of the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children as a unique contribution of people of faith to the wellbeing of children and to contribute to the full implementation of the CRC. With the help of the experts on the Council and the cooperation of UNESCO and UNICEF, in 2008 Arigatou International published Learning to Live Together: An Intercultural and Interfaith Programme for Ethics Education.

The Arigatou International office in Geneva, Switzerland manages the Ethics Education initiative through its enhancement, further development and partnerships. It also serves as a liaison office with UN agencies and child-rights-focused NGOs.

Arigatou International Geneva is opening the position of Intern in Partnership Engagement and Resource Mobilization. Under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Officer, the intern will be involved in several activities concerning resource mobilization and partnership development.


• Conduct extensive mapping in the area of Partnership Engagement and Resources Mobilization for Arigatou International Geneva. The mapping will involve the identification of prospective partners and donors, including screening for relevant upcoming Calls for Proposals, grants openings and awards opportunities;
• Update a structured database for resource mobilization that systematizes the mapping efforts
• Update the database collecting information about Arigatou International current partnerships engagement efforts
• Undertake research on related donors intelligence, this will include National Development and Cooperation Agencies as well as private foundations and corporate donors;
• Support the Program Officer in the development of concept notes, fundraising applications, presentations and materials for resource mobilization;
• Attend meetings and draft timely summaries for each meeting;
• Support the Program Officer and the Arigatou Geneva team in preparing documents for meetings;
• Undertake other tasks and activities as requested.

Technical/Functional Competencies:

• Good listening, interpersonal communication, writing and researching skills;
• Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills;
• Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
• Creative, dynamic and pro-active attitude
• Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;
• Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively;
• Computer proficiency: MS Office;
• Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French, Spanish or German would be an asset.

Eligibility Requirements

• Master degree or enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme (Master/ PhD) in fields such of communications, marketing, public relations, international relations, development studies;
• Good understanding of resource mobilization concepts;
• Good interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity: the ability to work in a multicultural environment and successfully interact with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds.

Reports to: Eleonora Mura, Programme Officer, Arigatou International, Geneva.

Duration: Preference will be given to individuals that can commit a full-time (100%) internship for a minimum period of six months. The selected candidate will start on Monday 23 October 2017.

Location: Arigatou International, Geneva, Switzerland. Applicants should have a valid Swiss residence permit.

Applications including CV and motivation letter should be submitted to by 8 October 2017.This Internship is not a paid position although a stipend is provided to the intern.