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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.

Co-ordinator, Office of Director General

Contract: Permanent, full time

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter with recruitment@consint.org.

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis until 11 December 2022 – early application is recommended as interviews are ongoing.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your time.

About the role

This is a dynamic and fast paced role with significant opportunity for gaining a range of experience with senior managers in an international not-for-profit organisation.

The Co-ordinator for the Director General (DG) Office works closely with the Director General to drive progress across the organisation against strategy.  Specific aspects of the role include co-ordinating the Director General schedule, supporting governance processes including Board and Council meetings, tracking Leadership Team and All Staff meetings, and conducting special projects for the organisation. 

In the current structure, and for suitable candidates, the Co-ordinator also designs develops and manages Consumers International’s Next Generation Network of global leaders in consumer advocacy.  The allocation of time will vary through the year, but is likely to be on average 50-70% support to DG and 20-40% Next Generation Network with 10% for Special Projects (research, organisational development etc).

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Engagement and Research Intern

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

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter (no more than two pages) 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.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th December, however, we will be reviewing applications and interviewing on an ongoing basis prior to the deadline so please do apply early.

About the role

The overall purpose of the role is to support Consumers International’s research, projects, and global advocacy across a range of key topics. A key focus of this role will be supporting our work on food systems, but the successful candidate will also provide assistance on issues including sustainable consumption, digital rights, product safety, and more. 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 who is keen to make a contribution to driving progress on these topic areas internationally.

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Lead, Events Management

Contract: Fixed term, full-time (until November 2023)

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter (no more than two pages) to CBroyd@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. 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 02 November. We will be reviewing applications and interviewing on an ongoing basis so please do apply early.   

If you have any questions please contact Charlotte CBroyd@consint.org.

About the role

In 2023 we will host our prestigious global summit. Held every four years this not only affirms our solid reputation advancing consumer rights but brings together inspiring leaders from our Members and across the consumer advocacy movement to unite around pressing global issues. The summit will convene 300-500 key influencers including major figures from consumer advocacy organisations, civil society, government, business, academia, funders and international institutions. It will also facilitate the General Assembly of Consumers International where Members vote on our governance structure 

We are looking for an exceptional Event Lead to drive forward our hybrid summit planning, delivery and evaluation. Key aspects of the position include mapping and delivering a clear event plan, coordinating the team to work to this plan, building a relationship with the host government of the Summit and playing a key part in facilitating a dynamic event atmosphere that excites and inspires attendees. The Event Lead will work well with our enthusiastic, friendly team and be an excellent coordinator. They will have good relationship building and negotiation skills with senior stakeholders,  be an apt project manager and experienced in running major impactful events. 
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for an event enthusiast to put one of the most significant events for the consumers rights movement on your CV. For a taster of our past summits see our 2019 Summit (Portugal). For questions, please contact Charlotte Broyd: CBroyd@consint.org. 

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Director, Digital Innovation & Impact

Contract: Permanent, full-time

How to apply: 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.

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis until 30 October 2022 but will aim to hire the right candidate as soon as possible.

Candidates from all geographies are welcome to apply and international experience and languages are a plus. Employment terms may differ depending on location.

About the role: 

The Director, Digital Innovation & Impact is a new role at Consumers International which is core to our strategy. The Director will build and lead a new global programme for Consumers International focused on digital consumer rights. The programme will be defined by the Director and may include global consumer issues such as e-commerce and virtual economies, data governance, consumer digital harms, digital for climate and other areas such as connected devices.

The Director will engage with and support our Members and consumer organisations around the world to connect and enable them; they will ensure Consumers International is working on cutting edge issues of relevance to consumers; they will build collaborative projects which reduce consumer harms and advance consumer rights online; they will represent the organisation on the global stage; and contribute to the growth of our sustainable business model in a leadership role.

The Director will be passionate and knowledgeable about consumer experience and about digital and online development. They will be passionate and highly motivated to grow new programmes for impact, to build a global organisation, to establish sustainable revenue streams and exciting new partnerships.

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Specialist, Digital Consumer Rights

Contract: Permanent, full time

How to apply: If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter with recruitment@consint.org.

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis until 17:00 (BST) on the 21 October 2022 – early application is recommended as interviews are ongoing.

Candidates from all geographies are welcome to apply and international experience and languages are a plus. Employment terms may differ depending on location.

About the role: 

The Specialist, Digital Consumer Rights is a new role created in line with Consumers International new strategy. The Specialist, Digital Consumer Rights will be responsible for supporting the development of Consumer International’s Change Agenda programmes related to digital and technology issues such as Responsible Data Governance, Virtual Economies and Manipulation, and Internet of Things. They will develop and deliver relevant, innovative and impactful projects and ensure we ensure we are constantly on the forefront of understanding consumers, their interests, challenges and environment, and the dynamics of policy making at international level.

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Specialist, Digital Finance

Contract: Fixed-term contract (Until September 2023), Full-time

How to apply: If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and 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. We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis until 30 October 2022 but aim to hire the right candidate as soon as possible.

Candidates from all geographies are welcome to apply and international experience and languages are a plus. Employment terms may differ depending on location.

About the role: 

The Specialist, Digital Finance is a new and exciting role at Consumers International.

The Specialist, Digital Finance ensures that Consumers International is at the cutting edge of research and insight on digital finance for consumers. They work with our global experts and networks to identify new and impactful insights to hare and drive action. The Specialist will also advise and support our Fair Digital Finance Accelerator (launched March 2022) which connects consumer advocates and regulators in over 40 low and middle income countries. The Specialist will work across the Consumers International organisation including with the Change Agenda team to explore new project proposals, with the Membership and Communications team to share insights with our global network of Members and partners and with Partnerships & Development to explore funding opportunities.

The role is currently fixed term but we hope to extend beyond the current time period.

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Intern, Communications and Events

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

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter (no more than two pages) 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.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 24 October, however, we will be reviewing applications and interviewing on an ongoing basis prior to the deadline so please do apply early.

About the role

We are looking for a Communications and Events Intern with exceptional communication and organisational skills, and a keen eye for detail, to support the communications teams with upcoming projects, events and campaigns (for example, World Consumer Rights Day and our global Summit) and contributing to Consumers International’s mission of delivering impact for consumers globally.

As Communications and Events Intern, your key responsibilities will include assisting the team with website and social media updates, writing, proof reading and editing copy, supporting event logistics, creating new resources and materials for our members and wider audiences and helping with strategic communications tasks.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is looking to kick-start their communications career and gain invaluable experience at an ambitious and exciting international charity.

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Lead, Engagement & Partnerships, Digital Consumer Rights

Contract: 2 years fixed term

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter combined in one PDF (no more than four pages) 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 this job description.

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

For any questions relating to the job role, please contact Josephine Parmee, Director, Partnerships and Development: jparmee@consint.org.

Candidates from all geographies are welcome to apply and international experience and languages are a plus. Employment terms may differ depending on location.

About the role

We are looking for ambitious and impact-driven colleagues who can develop and build partnerships with a range of stakeholders including leading businesses and foundations. The Lead, Engagement & Partnerships, Digital Consumer Rights will focus specifically on partnerships to support our work to ensure the online marketplace is safe, secure and sustainable for consumers. Topics within our programme include digital finance, ecommerce, data governance, consumer harms online, connected devices and virtual economies.

Working to growth goals, both impact and financial, the Lead, Engagement & Partnerships, Digital Consumer Rights will develop and maintain the latest insights about potential partners. They will lead engagement with these stakeholders for impact, develop partnership approaches, actively manage partnerships and support the strategic development of the organisation and its funding streams.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ambition for, and commitment to, consumer protection and empowerment. They will be globally minded, have a keen interest in an evolved and better marketplace for consumers and be passionate about public-private partnership for change and social justice. They will have experience of securing and managing significant, long-term strategic partnerships and network building.

The role is currently fixed term with potential to change to a permanent role.

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Lead,  Engagement & Partnerships, Sustainable Consumption

Contract: 2 years fixed term

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter combined in one PDF (no more than four pages) 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 this job description.

We will be interviewing on a rolling basis.

For any questions relating to the job role, please contact Josephine Parmee, Director, Partnerships and Development: jparmee@consint.org.

Candidates from all geographies are welcome to apply and international experience and languages are a plus. Employment terms may differ depending on location.

About the role

We are looking for ambitious and impact-driven colleagues who can develop and build partnerships with a range of stakeholders including leading businesses and foundations. The Lead, Sustainable Consumption Engagement & Partnerships will focus specifically on partnerships to support our work to ensure the marketplace is fair, safe and sustainable for consumers. Topics within our programme include just clean energy transition, future food systems, consumer sustainability information and more.

Working to growth goals, both impact and financial, the Lead, Sustainable Consumption Engagement & Partnerships will develop and maintain the latest insights about potential partners. They will lead engagement with these stakeholders for impact, develop partnership approaches, actively manage partnerships and support the strategic development of the organisation and its funding streams.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ambition for, and commitment to, consumer protection and empowerment. They will be globally minded, have a keen interest in an evolved and better marketplace for consumers and be passionate about public-private partnership for change and social justice. They will have experience of securing and managing significant, long-term strategic partnerships and network building.

The role is currently fixed term with potential to change to a permanent role.

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Specialist, Fair Food Prices in Africa

Contract: Fixed term contract, 12 months

Location: Located in Africa with preference Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, or Côte d'Ivoire; Remote working with co-working space provided 2 days per week

How to apply: If you are interested in this position, please share your CV and a covering letter with recruitment@consint.org.

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis until 17:00 (GMT) on 7 December 2022 – early application is recommended as interviews are ongoing.

About the role 

The Specialist, Fair Food Prices in Africa is a newly created role at Consumers International, which will be central to the delivery of a project to empower consumer advocates in Africa. The project will mobilise policymakers and competition authorities to take action against excessive food prices, and will impact the lives of millions of people in the region.

The project seeks to build the evidence base on food prices; raise public awareness of potential uncompetitive practices; and build connections with competition authorities and policymakers to drive action on excessive food prices.

We are looking for a dynamic project manager with extensive experience delivering complex projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Specialist, Fair Food Prices in Africa will be responsible for ensuring the project meets milestones, goals and targets; engaging and convening key project partners and stakeholders; and ensuring the project meets the needs of consumer advocates. They will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation, programme learning, budgeting and reporting.

The Specialist, Fair Food Prices in Africa will have a passion for food systems transformation and be knowledgeable about consumer protection and empowerment. They will manage this project from start to finish, working alongside the Advocacy & Research Specialist.

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CONSULTANTS FOR FAIR FINANCE

About the role:

The Fair Digital Finance Accelerator (FDFA) team at Consumers International are looking to onboard a team of consultants to work as subject matter experts and reviewers to lead the process of developing as well as reviewing the training module content of the FDFA global platform. This will be for three topics based on the following areas of expertise:

  1. Compliance & measuring impact of advocacy
  2. Digital financial Services advocacy and influencing
  3. Funding advocacy plans- Writing winning grant proposals and resource mobilisation for advocacy work

Contract: 8 weeks. 

How to apply:

Please share an application for a specific module you would like to develop content for. Please outline your daily rate card/fees for the exercise that is expected to last a month from the commencement date. Applications should be sent by email with the subject line ‘Fair Digital Finance Accelerator: Your Name’ to: fdfa@consint.org.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in.

Deadline: 30th Nov 2022 5pm UTC.

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