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Administrator (Part time)

The Ramphal Institute, London, a registered charity and non-profit company looking at international development issues in the Commonwealth and the wider world, is recruiting a part-time Administrator to work in its shared office in the Goswell Road, London EC1. Applications with brief, relevant CVs, including the names of two referees, should be sent to Richard Bourne, Secretary, and

 The Administrator will be working for two days a week, normally from 10 am to 6pm, on days to be agreed, with preference for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Most of the work will be in a small office shared with Widows Rights International.

The Administrator will be responsible for:

  • bookkeeping, budget, financial and spread sheet management, working to a Treasurer and Finance sub-committee
  • narrative and financial donor reporting
  •  preparation of funding applications
  • building and maintaining networks with partner organisations
  •  liaison with Patrons and Trustees, with the guidance of the Chair and Secretary of the Trustees
  •  agenda, minutes and arrangement of quarterly Trustee meetings
  •  development and operation of the Ramphal Institute website
  •  liaison with researchers and other partners of the Institute, as required

The Administrator will initially be voluntary, but the institute will pay for reasonable travel expenses.

The Administrator will be accountable to the Secretary and/or Chair of Trustees, who have been regularly attending the Institute’s small office. The Chair of the Ramphal Institute is also Chair of the Widows Rights International, which shares a fourth floor office at Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Road, London EC1.

The Institute is looking for a committed and honest person, who is a self-starter, and who wants to drive the administration of a growing research and advocacy institution, focused on development issues in the Commonwealth. They must be a British citizen or with rights to work in the UK. The Institute is accredited to the Commonwealth, and was responsible for the influential Ramphal Commission on Migration and Development ( 2010-2011 ). We are currently working on a project funded by the Commonwealth Secretariat examining easing visa restrictions within the Commonwealth. But it is still young, with much to achieve, and further consolidation is likely. The position will be attractive to someone building a career in the administration of development and civil society organisations.

Applications should be submitted to Richard Bourne as above by 9am 30th July 2013, we anticipate the interviews will be held on 6th August 2013 and we hope the successful candidate will be available for an immediate start.