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For nearly 60 years, Consumers International has been making a difference on the international stage for consumers. To ensure we continue to do this for the next sixty we need a strong team of dedicated and talented staff. Our staff team across the world are passionate, tenacious and determined to drive change for consumers.

Sustainable Consumption Intern

Location: Remote work (UK based)

Contract: Fixed term, full-time (6 months)

Salary: £19,907 per annum (pro-rata for 6 month term) 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The overall purpose of the role is to support Consumers International’s research, analysis and global advocacy on the topic of sustainable consumption. This will involve assisting the Sustainable Consumption Lead in the coordination of activities under the Consumer Information Programme of the United Nations’ One Planet Network and supporting the implementation of Consumers International’s new strategy on sustainable consumption. This strategy is focused on the consumer opportunities and challenges created by new technology and a new approach of working with a broader network of stakeholders to deliver positive change for consumers around the world.

This is a varied role that will involve working with Consumers International’s teams and partners to deliver research, briefings and reports, co-ordinate projects and communicate with external stakeholders including in governments, businesses and civil society.

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in sustainability and keen to make a contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Application Details

If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter with recruitment@consint.org. Your cover letter should explain clearly how your skills and experience relate to the criteria detailed in the person specification section of the job description.

Deadline for applications: 12 January 2022

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Advocacy/Engagement & Research Intern

Location: Remote work (UK based)
Contract: Fixed term – 6 months
Salary: £19,907 per annum
Application Details: Please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@consint.org. Your cover letter should explain how you meet the person specification of the job description
Deadline for Application: 3 December 2021, 18:00 (BST)

ABOUT THE ROLE

The overall purpose of the role is to support Consumers International’s research, analysis and global advocacy across key topics, including digital rights, product safety, food and sustainable consumption. This will involve assisting the Project Specialist and topic Leads in the coordination of activities to deliver positive change for consumers around the world.

This is a varied role that will involve working with Consumers International’s teams and partners to deliver research, briefings and reports, co-ordinate projects and communicate with external stakeholders including in governments, businesses and civil society. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in consumer rights and keen to make a contribution to driving progress on these topic areas internationally.

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Training Lead (Digital Finance)

Location: Remote work (global)
Managed by: Head of Programme (Digital Finance)
Contract: Fixed-term contract (until September 2024), Full-time
Salary: £35,000-40,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Application Details: Please share your CV and a covering letter with shweta.prabhakar@harrishill.co.uk
Deadline for Application: 9 January 2022, 17:00 (GMT)

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Training Lead (Digital Finance) is a newly created role at Consumers International to build and deliver a global training programme for consumer advocates, that will impact the lives of millions of people across the world.

The programme seeks to change the way consumers interact with digital financial services and bring about a fair digital financial marketplace which is accessible to all consumers. The programme supports consumer associations to influence decision-makers to implement consumer-centred digital financial services policy and products. It will implement a range of interventions which will strengthen the consumer advocacy movement, elevate independent consumer voice, and champion the role of consumer representation in decision-making processes at the national, regional and international level. The programme has been designed in partnership with Consumers International’s membership and key marketplace stakeholders.

We are looking for a training programme designer with extensive experience working in or with lower- and middle-income countries. Our initial focus is Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Uganda, Pakistan, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kenya. The Training Lead (Digital Finance) will design and deliver modular training courses, both synchronous and asynchronous and create and implement train the trainer schemes to strengthen consumer advocacy around the world. The Training Lead will deliver training virtually via e-learning platforms and other digital platforms and seek regular feedback from the programme network to ensure the training is meeting the needs of consumer advocates. They will work with expert consultants to support the development of the training and will need to manage this budget. The Training Lead will also need to support the provision of oneto-one training for consumer advocates in the programme network, supporting advocates to strengthen their advocacy strategies.

The Training Lead (Digital Finance) will have a passion for empowering people with skills and be knowledgeable about consumer protection and empowerment with the aim of helping programme members to strengthen their advocacy strategies. They will run the training programme from January 2022 to completion in September 2024.

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Head of Programme (Digital Finance)

Location: Remote work (global)
Managed by: Director General
Contract: Fixed-term contract (until September 2024), Full-time
Salary: £50,000 per year
Application Details: Please share your CV and a covering letter with shweta.prabhakar@harrishill.co.uk.
Deadline for Application: 9 January 2022, 17:00 (GMT)

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Head of Programme (Digital Finance) is a newly created role at Consumers International to oversee the delivery of a major digital financial services programme, that will impact the lives of millions of people across the world.

The programme seeks to change the way consumers interact with digital financial services and bring about a fair digital financial marketplace which is accessible to all consumers. The programme supports consumer associations to influence decision-makers to implement consumer-centred digital financial services policy and products. It will implement a range of interventions which will strengthen the consumer advocacy movement, elevate independent consumer voice, and champion the role of consumer representation in decision-making processes at the national, regional and international level. The programme has been designed in partnership with Consumers International’s membership and key marketplace stakeholders.

We are looking for an inspirational programme leader with extensive experience working in or with lower and middle-income countries. The Head of Programme (Digital Finance) will be responsible for the delivery and success of the programme and leading the programme’s advocacy internationally. They will oversee the
training, monitoring and evaluation, programme learning, reporting and stakeholder engagement. They will manage a Programme and Engagement Manager (Digital Finance) and a Training Lead (Digital Finance). 

The Head of Programme (Digital Finance) will have a passion for, and be experienced in, digital financial services and be knowledgeable about consumer protection and empowerment. They will manage this programme from January 2022 to completion in September 2024, ensuring the sustainability of the programme beyond this date.

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Consumer Rights Technologist

Location: Remote
Managed by: Director - Consumer Rights, Innovation & Impact
Contract: Fixed-term contract (Jan 2021- Jan 2022), Full-time
Salary: £40-43,000 per annum
Application Details: Please share your CV and a covering letter (explaining how you meet the person specification and list recent proposals you have played a central role in developing) with recruitment@consint.org
Deadline for Application: 7 January 2022, midnight (GMT)

ABOUT THE ROLE

Consumers International is seeking a Consumer Digital Rights Technologist. This will be the first Technologist to join the team who will have a crucial and exciting role to help Consumers International develop and implement our new strategy on digital rights. This will include:

  • Advising on policy recommendations so they are rooted in the best understanding of new technologies and consumer protection
  • Defining digital project requirements and scope for pilots which support consumer protection and empower consumers
  • Providing technical knowledge and insight in key technical areas (e.g., data governance, algorithmic bias through artificial intelligence and machine learning, IoT, dark patterns)
  • Building consumer and digital technologist networks
  • Advising on organisational development

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