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SDGs Programme Intern


Description of tasks to be undertaken by the trainee(s)

+ Learning and Development Opportunities at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

These are areas where the successful candidate can choose to focus some of their time according to their interests and personal development goals.

1. To develop your leadership skills and ability to work in a volunteer-led environment
2. To develop training design skills and practice facilitation through e-learning and on-site training
3. To support WAGGGS on following the political developments of the SDGs regarding strategy and financing happening in Brussels
4. To attend Sustainable Development related events in the European Parliament
5. To learn or improve French or Flemish language skills through a language course

+ Sustainable Development Goals
1. To support the SDGs Programme Coordinator in the monitoring of the contributions of WAGGGS programmes to the Sustainable Development Goals framework
2. To compile the SDG contribution data to be presented in an original, clear and result-oriented manner
3. To support the programmes team with other tasks

+ International Event Management
1. To support the SDGs Programme Coordinator with the preparation and delivery of the “Unlock Leadership for Change” training course in Malmö, Sweden in October 2019
2. To support the SDGs Programme Coordinator with the preparation and delivery of an advocacy event in the UN City in Copenhagen in October 2019
3. To provide excellent customer service to training course participants and member organisations from around the world
4. To support the project manager with event monitoring, evaluation and follow up with participants
5. To support the programmes team or the core mission team with management of other events

+ Communications
1. To coordinate the creation of an online SDG resources page
2. To create online content about Unlock Leadership for Change and the Sustainable Development Goals for WAGGGS’ website
3. To support the programme team or the core mission team with other tasks


Profile of Trainee

Qualification: Educational Qualifications/Vocational Training

+ Essential qualifications:
• Experience in non-formal education or youth work
• Ability to methodically manage varied workloads and meeting deadlines
• Ability to build positive relationships with all stakeholders and work with and relate to people at all levels
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all stakeholders
• Ability to solve problems quickly and proatively work on own initiative
• Ability to manage enquiries and a proactive approach to sourcing information required
• Knowledge about Sustainability and Sustainable Development

Personal and Social Skills

• Willingness to learn and adapt behaviour to support diverse teams
• Highly creative; able to generate innovative approaches that deliver results
• Able to cultivate effective relationships with a wide range of people, based on trust and mutual respect
• Interest in sustainable development, gender equality and inclusion

Language Skills

• Fluent in spoken and written English
• Fluent in spoken and written French. Spanish or Arabic are also a plus.

Information Technology (IT) Skills

• Computer literate - good knowledge of MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as good knowledge of Google Drive services

Other Prerequisites/Skills

• Able to demonstrate a commitment to and be a role model for WAGGGS’ organisational values of Member Driven; Brave; Inclusive; Empowering; Transparent; Professional.
• A passion and commitment for issues affecting girls and young women on a global level, and demonstrable ability to engage with girls and young women, either through a professional or personal background.
• Occasional work outside regular office hours
• Able to travel internationally

+ Other desired qualifications:
• Experience working with Sustainable Development, ideally with the SDGs.
• Experience of office administration and working in an office environment
• Experience of the voluntary sector, preferably working with or as a volunteer
• Experience of processing and monitoring financial information (invoices, expense claims)
• Experience of event planning and delivery

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Region: Bruxelles-Capitale

Area: Education

Duration: 6 month(s)

Beginning: 30 Sep 2019

Ending: 25 Mar 2020

Deadline: 30 Aug 2019

Language course


6 mois

Number of trainees



Brussels, Belgium

Includes trips abroad


Work schedule

The SDGs Programme Intern is expected to work 35h per week, breaking down to 7h per day from Monday to Friday.
Some weekend work and traveling is expected, and it will be compensated with time off.