Project Assistant – Global Youth Ambassador Programme

About Theirworld

Theirworld is a global charity committed to ending the global education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation. We work to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future. To achieve this, we are tackling the lack of political will, financial commitment and action that is currently preventing the realisation of inclusive, quality education for all children. We bring together experience and evidence from our research and projects alongside the passion and power of our campaigns and communications to unlock the big changes needed to end the global education crisis.

We have existed since 2002, and we are currently going through an exciting period of growth and transformation – assembling a world-class team of campaigners, communicators, researchers, advocates and project managers with the skills, commitment to our mission, and strong team spirit and creative energy to turn the organisation’s vision into reality.

About the role

At the heart of our work is our Global Youth Ambassador (GYA) programme, where we support a network of over 1500 incredible young education campaigners around the world. We are seeking a hard-working Project Assistant to join this busy, high-performing team.

The Project Assistant position will play a critical role in supporting the delivery and operations of our flagship programme. The successful candidate will have very strong attention to detail, time management and organisational skills, as well as enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to make a positive contribution to the team and our youth engagement work.

The GYA programme is a network of young campaigners (18-30 years old) from across the world who are working together to campaign for the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – inclusive and equitable quality education for all – by 2030. The programme focuses on supporting networking and connections between GYAs, providing training and skills development, and facilitating exciting and impactful campaigning opportunities. We currently have more than 1500 GYAs across 90+ countries. Last year we welcomed 1000 new GYAs to the network and this year we will be doing the same again.

This role may suit a recent graduate or someone with at least one year of experience in administration or project support in the charitable or NGO sector who is looking to build their experience in international youth programming. The Project Assistant will report to the Head of Youth Engagement and be based in our London office. We are currently operating a hybrid schedule with several days per month in the office and the remainder of the time working remotely. This a full-time fixed-term role, initially for one year, to coincide with our 20th anniversary activities.

Main responsibilities

  • Interacting with young people around the world by processing their applications to join the network, onboarding new members, and assisting their participation in the programme
  • Implementing eligibility reviews of network members
  • Processing GYAs leaving the network when they graduate the programme
  • Recording metrics on network diversity and tracking progress against targets
  • Assisting the GYA Programme team in communicating with the network, including writing content for the newsletters, posting on social media, responding to emails, and organising the dedicated GYA inbox
  • Regularly monitoring and posting on the bespoke GYA online platform, encouraging engagement from the GYAs
  • Assisting the GYA Programme team as needed in the logistical coordination of GYA events and activities (virtual and in-person when possible)
  • Assisting the GYA Programme team to monitor and flag any potential issues affecting safe campaigning and adherence to community guidelines and policies
  • Additional duties as assigned

Experience, skills and character

  • Passionate about ending the global education crisis and the role that young people can play in making quality education for all a reality
  • Strong eye for detail and demonstrable organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks while navigating long-term timelines
  • Cultural sensitivity and understanding when interacting with a diverse audience
  • The ability to get to grips with new information and processes quickly, following guidance and instruction in a timely and thorough manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, and generally to have a high bar for quality in your own work as well as your colleagues
  • A collaborative, hands-on attitude and team player approach, with a problem-solving, self-starter mindset and the ability to take initiative
  • A commitment to Theirworld’s aims and a clear understanding of the contribution that campaigning can make to achieve our mission and how it can best link with other parts of the organisation’s work
  • An understanding and experience of inclusive approaches to working with young people, particularly internationally, is a plus


Starting at £25,000, based on experience and qualifications.

Apply for this role

Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) CV/resume to [email protected] with the job title stated in the subject line by 11.30 pm, Friday 4th March 2022.