International Social Service


International Social Service

Uniting families across borders. Assist children and families confronted with complex social problems as a result of migration. 

Education, Health

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  • Development of a fundraising strategy

    Fundraising - 10 hours

    A realisable strategy with clear KPIs

  • Create a donor prospects list

    Marketing & Communication - 3 hours

    External and Professional advice on fundraising. We are looking for partners such as institutional, HNI, eventually governments interested in ISS areas of activities and services.

  • Redesign of the ISS website

    Marketing & Communication - Variable, to be defined with NGO

    A refreshed new-look website, accessible content to public at large

  • Write a newsletter

    Marketing & Communication - 2 hours

    Draft of the newsletter ready for design and publication

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International Social Service

32, Quai du Seujet, Geneva 1201, Switzerland

Description of the project

The International Social Service (ISS) is an international NGO founded in 1924; today a network of national entities and a General Secretariat that assist children and families confronted with complex social problems as a result of migration. 

Thanks to its presence in more than 120 countries, ISS is a global actor promoting child protection and welfare. 

In addition to its work on the ground, ISS undertakes training projects, awareness raising and advocacy work in an effort to better respect children's rights. 

ISS support and helps approximately 75,000 families in the world each year.

Our mission : 

Provide psychosocial and legal assistance as well as counselling and support to families who are in distress.

Offer relevant training to all stakeholders (e.g. government officers, judiciary, lawyers and social workers) involved in the protection of children deprived of families, alternative care and inter country adoption.

Promote the respect of the fundamental right of each child to grow up in a proper family through advocacy and research.

Strengthen the ISS global network through training, evaluation and capacity building and identification of local resources to ensure sustainability.

Analyse the laws in the field of protection of children deprived of families and promote good practices.

Suggest family mediation in case of divorce and child abduction across borders, preserving the best interest of the child.

Evaluate the child protection frameworks with national authorities and propose recommendations for their improvement.

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