Atlantic Dialogues Call for Volunteers 2017
The OCP Policy Center is seeking volunteers to provide support at The Atlantic Dialogues, a major conference taking place December 13th – 15th at La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh.
The Atlantic Dialogues, a high-level conference that has become a tradition since its launch in 2012 by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and OCP Policy Center in Morocco. This annual gathering convenes influential public- and private-sector leaders from around the Atlantic Basin for open, informal discussion on cross-regional issues.
The event encourages a lively, interactive and informal exchange of views between young professionals and today’s leaders.
Over the past five years, OCP Policy Center has demonstrated a strong interest in major Atlantic issues. It has done so through the organization of large international events such as the Atlantic Strategy Groups in Brazil and Senegal respectively, and through the publication of many Atlantic-related papers and books of which the “Atlantic Currents”, a valuable annual report allowing a deeper and further extension of the analytic contribution provided by the Atlantic Dialogues. The Atlantic question is hence central to OCP Policy Center’s analytical production and activities, and The Atlantic Dialogues Conference is the platform that allows the think tank to capitalize on its Atlantic interest.
The Atlantic Dialogues will bring together over 300 high-level policymakers, business leaders, and opinion-shapers from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe, for three days of open discussion that widens the traditional transatlantic conversation and addresses issues affecting the Atlantic Basin. The Atlantic Dialogues encourages a lively and informal exchange of views between young professionals and today’s leaders. The forum provides a unique platform for today and tomorrow’s leaders in the world of politics, business, and ideas to engage with senior policymakers, business and media representatives. It fosters a unique network across generations, continents, and cultures.
About OCP Policy Center
The OCP Policy Center is a think tank with the ambition to function as an open debate platform, in the spirit of a “public good,” a center for fact-based intellectual stimulation, an incubator for ideas, and a proactive source of proposals for decision-makers and all stakeholders. Its overarching objective is to enhance corporate and national capacities for objective policy analysis to foster economic and social development, particularly in Morocco and emerging economies. The OCP Policy Center does this by conducting and promoting independent policy research and knowledge. It aims to create an environment of informed and fact-based public policy debate, especially on the following themes and issues: Agriculture, environment, and food security; macroeconomic policy, economic and social development, and regional economics; commodity economics; understanding key regional and global evolutions shaping the future of Morocco.
Furthermore, OCP strives, through an active Young Leaders Program, to contribute to develop a new generation of leaders in the public, corporate, and civil society sector in Morocco; and more broadly in Africa.
Description of tasks: OCP Policy Center offers the opportunity for highly motivated students/young professionals to be an integral part of the success of the Atlantic Dialogues, and get first-hand experience of high-level political event organization on an operational level. Volunteers will work closely with OCP Policy Center’s staff in the run-up to the event and assist in a wide array of logistical and administrative tasks during the weekend of the conference. Volunteers are also asked to help with a variety of tasks during the weekend of the Forum including but not limited to: security, guest relations, production, transportation assistance, and media. Attendance at orientation and team meetings throughout the week is mandatory. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in parts of the official program.
Qualifications: Fluency in English and preferably French or Arabic; excellent communication skills; strong interest in transatlantic issues; motivation to work flexible hours and handle logistical and administrative work, experience in event management is desirable but not essential. Volunteers are expected to be punctual, reliable, and behave in a professional manner throughout the duration of the conference and preparations. *If you have any preference and/or experience in one of the mentioned fields within the tasks description (security, guest relations, production, transportation assistance, and media), please indicate it in your cover letter.
How to apply: Please apply here attaching your updated resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until November 16th, 2016. Please note that this is a non-paid volunteer position for a period of approximately one week (Saturday December 10th to Friday December 16th). The organizers will provide all meals, however, we ask that you arrange your own accommodation during your stay in Marrakesh. Please, take into consideration the fact that we will begin phone interviews in early November, therefore, we’ll ask you to make sure your phone number is mentioned on your CV and cover letter. All applicants will be notified of decision no later than November 15th 2017.
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