Catalyst 2030 fellowship – Middle East and North Africa chapter coordinator

Business Studies and/or Management Science, Languages and Philological Sciences, Social Sciences
1 Oct, 2021 to 1 Apr, 2022
30 Sep, 2021

General information

6 months

Catalyst 2030 – A Global Movement of Social Change Innovators

Incubated by One Family Foundation, the Catalyst 2030 movement was initiated by leading social entrepreneurs from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks. It is an unprecedented mobilisation of social entrepreneurs, partners, and resources, started by around 100 of the most influential organisations and innovative social entrepreneurs and their associates and now including close to 1000 members around the globe.

Research carried out by the Social Progress Imperative shows that at the current pace of progress, the SDGs will be not be achieved until 2074 – 50 years’ late. We believe that with collaboration this pace can be greatly accelerated.

In brief, the movement is operating on every level: local, national, regional and global. It aims at strengthening the collaboration across civil society, multilateral organisations, social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, impact investors and governments. The goal is to scale up already existing, proven, successful solutions for systemic change and thus accelerate the impact that will help us reach the SDGs by 2030.

Fellowship intern opportunity

We are currently recruiting for fellowship interns to help coordinate a variety of initiatives that are commencing around the world as part of this movement. Catalyst 2030 offers the fellowship intern the opportunity to work with high level social entrepreneurs and young people from various countries. You will be able to challenge yourself within the context of a vibrant and growing organisation.

Your profile:

You are an A-grade Master’s student who enjoys being challenged. You are globally oriented and have an affinity with the systems change. You are an excellent communicator and will be able to work independently in a complex international environment. You are fluent in English.

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
  • 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 chapter 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
  • Update and prepare 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 SDGs engagement
  • Report 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 MENA 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 Master’s), with a strong interest in the SDG’s sustainability, systemic change and social entrepreneurship
  • Fluency in English. Other languages would be an asset e.g. Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, etc; 
  • Internationally orientated
  • Good communication and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural setting
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Hands-on attitude and willing to help out flexibly if required 
  • Strong interest and familiarity in the regional issues of the MENA region
  • 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 internship is a remote position.*

Financial compensation
English: Proficient User C1
Arabic: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: