Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

NSC is looking for a temporary, part time communications and events assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a temporary communications and events assistant with NSC in the lead up to and during a UK speaker tour by a representative of the Nicaragua Rural Workers Association (ATC) in late September/early October.

This is a  varied role which requires creativity, good writing & organisational skills, fluency in English and Spanish, and the ability to work independently as well as with others.

14 hours per week for three months mid July – mid October 2022

Salary: £3,453 for 3 months

A combination of remote and office based working.  Location: NSC, 86 Durham Rd, Finsbury Park, London N7 7DT (wheelchair accessible).

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

The NSC is the leading body in the UK supporting peace and progress for the people of Nicaragua. We work with Nicaraguan organisations fighting for social, economic and environmental justice, and promote public understanding in the UK of Nicaragua’s struggle against poverty.

Since the end of 2019, NSC has been working in solidarity with the Nicaraguan Rural Workers Association (ATC), a member organisation of the La Via Campesina, a global network of small scale farmers and indigenous peoples.  For the past two years we have been carrying out this work through promoting their work through webinars, videos, posts on our website and social media and developing contacts with likeminded UK organisations, in particular organisations that form part of the Landworkers Alliance (the UK member organisation of La Via Campesina). The main themes will be agroecology, food sovereignty, climate justice and international solidarity.

Because of the pandemic we have not been able to invite an ATC representative  to the UK – an essential part of mutual solidarity – to build on these links.  However, we have planned a speaker tour for ten days – two weeks for late September/early October this year.  The main themes will be agroecology, food sovereignty and climate justice.

The main responsibilities of the post are to work  together with the NSC communications and events coordinator to carry out the following:

  • Internal and external outreach in the lead up to the speaker tour
  • Develop communications materials in liaison with the ATC representative to publish online and in internal newsletters to NSC members and supporters
  • Co-ordinate a programme of visits and talks with London community organisations
  • Liaise with organisations co-ordinating local programmes in other parts of the UK
  • Co-ordinate logistical arrangements for the visit
  • Accompany and interpret for the speaker for part of the visit
  • Carry out an evaluation with the speaker at the end of the visit and plan follow up

Criteria

Specific

  • Fluency in English and Spanish and experience of interpreting
  • Strong organisational skills
  • An interest in and some understanding of agroecology, food sovereignty and climate justice
  • Skills and experience of writing articles, blogs and social media posts

General

  • Commitment to the aims of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
  • Sound knowledge of Nicaragua/Latin America

Deadline for applications: Monday 27 June

Please send your CV,  a statement of how you fit the above criteria and why you are interested in the post.

Please send applications to campaigns@nicaraguasc.org.uk

 

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