Catalyst 2030 – A Global Movement of Social Change Innovators
The Catalyst 2030 movement was initiated by leading social entrepreneurs from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks. The movement was founded in reponse to research carried out by the Social Progress Imperative which shows that, at the current pace of progress, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be achieved nearly 50 years later than the original target in 2074. Catalyst 2030 members believe that with collaboration this pace can be greatly accelerated, and that by joining forces greater impact can be achieved in a shorter time scale.
In brief, the movement is operating on every level: local, national, regional and global. It aims to strengthen collaboration across and between civil society, multilateral organisations, social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, impact investors and governments. The aim is to scale up already existing, proven, successful solutions for systemic change and thereby accelerate the impact that will help us reach the SDGs by 2030.
We are currently recruiting fellowship interns to help to coordinate a variety of initiatives that are commencing around the world as part of this movement. Catalyst 2030 interns have the opportunity to work with young people from various countries, and to build skills, experience and connections within the context of a vibrant and growing organisation.
You are an A grade Master’s student who enjoys being challenged. You are globally oriented and have an affinity for systems change. You are an excellent communicator and will be able to work independently in a complex international environment. You are fluent in English and French.
Catalyst 2030 Offers
- The opportunity to work alongside high level social entrepreneurs
- A Fellowship training scheme leading to the possibility of being absorbed in the network as a paid staffer if all conditions are met
- The opportunity to work with a young and dynamic team in a fast-paced global environment
- On-the-job training opportunities
- Opportunity to work across the world remotely
- 500 euros a month if you are not eligible for any other grants or scholarships
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
- Coordinate and support several initiatives and tasks from members within the chapters in Africa with a focus on impact investment and oriented funding, cross-sector collaboration, systems change in general, social entrepreneurship and the SDGs
- Coordinate/support internal and external activities (local or international meetings, travel and other logistics, drafting and editing of minutes, presentations, partners communications via email or telephone etc.)
- Assist in producing and editing diverse documents, in different languages
- Updating and preparing overviews, Zoho, Salesforce and various documents, etc.
- Support the coordination of the different regional and country approaches of the movement
- Ensure good representation in the region, mapping areas and SDG engagement
- Reporting to the chapter coordinator on a weekly basis
- Ensure the correct management of the membership data and information
- Support the Membership Department with onboarding members from the Africa region with due diligence, connecting and guiding new members within the chapter
- Ensure multilingual components are available and translate documents as needed
- Other ad hoc tasks
Requirements and Skills
- Finalising or towards the end of your studies (ideally Masters), with a strong interest in the SDGs, sustainability, systemic change and social entrepreneurship; and familiar with the interests and cultures in the region
- Fluency in English and French. Other languages would be an asset e.g. Arabic, Portuguese, etc.
- Internationally orientated
- Good communication and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural setting
- Proven organisational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
- Hands-on attitude with the flexibility and willingness to help out if required
- Strong interest and familiarity with African regional issues
- Preferably available immediately for a minimum of six months
- Record of excellence (this position will be offered on merit)
How to apply?
To apply, please email your resume, letter of motivation and two references in English to Yvonne Moholt at [email protected]
*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the fellowship internship is a remote position.*