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Volunteer for Africa-Focused Non-Profit Building Young Gov't Leaders!

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Emerging Public Leaders (EPL)


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Published 4 months ago

Recurring
August 10, 2020
12:00am EDT
December 19, 2020
11:59pm EST
Weekdays
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

About Emerging Public Leaders

Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is a social impact startup driving Africa’s development by creating a new generation of civil service leaders committed to transparency and accountability in government. EPL helps build the capacity of African governments through an innovative model that selects and places motivated and high-achieving young Africans into two-year civil service fellowships, and empowers them with skills based training, mentorship, and resources to become future public leaders and changemakers. 

Position Description

EPL seeks a motivated Volunteer for Fall 2020 to contribute to the EPL team’s work in furthering its mission of building the next generation of civil service leaders in Africa. S/he will primarily provide programmatic, operations, and communications support. 

Responsibilities

Strategy

● Problem-solve around strategic issues and provide input to strategy development

● Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts

Research + Writing

● Track risks, issues, stakeholders, and potential funders in EPL expansion countries

● Support the development and delivery of structured communications, especially reports, presentations, blog posts

Communications / External Relations

● Work to raise awareness and interest in Emerging Public Leaders by supporting communication efforts including social media, website, and other external communications

● Assist staff with videos, graphics, newsletters, and reports

● Assisting with briefing documents and weekly news clippings

Resource Mobilization

● Research fundraising opportunities

● Assist in grant writing and developing materials for donor meetings

●Conduct routine data entry/review/analysis, keeping project management database current

and accurate to maintain quality control

Support for the EPL Team

● Support broader knowledge management and dissemination

● Providing administrative support, when needed (including data entry, schedule coordination

and taking and preparing meeting notes)

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Desired Qualifications + Qualities

We look for candidates with a demonstrated commitment and passion for Emerging Public Leaders’ mission and the social impact space with the following qualifications and skills:

● Received undergraduate or graduate degree ( International Relations, Political Science, Global Development, African Studies or related disciplines, preferred)

● Demonstrated interest in global development, youth empowerment and/or capacity building

● Some experience working in an entrepreneurial environment, preferred

● Strong oral and written communication skills

● Intellectually curious, with high energy and motivation

● Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

● Team player with a relentless drive to get things done

● Fluency in French will be an advantage

About Emerging Public Leaders

Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is a social impact startup driving Africa’s development by creating a new generation of civil service leaders committed to transparency and accountability in government. EPL…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005

How to Apply

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Mariam Badi at mariam@emergingpublicleaders.org, with “EPL Fall Volunteer” as the subject line

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Mariam Badi at mariam@emergingpublicleaders.org, with “EPL Fall…

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