Duration: Until end of March 2021 (full time)
Starting: As soon as possible
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Remuneration: 796,91€/month+ public transport + lunch vouchers, based on the Belgian “convention d’immersion professionnelle”
Pre-requisite: Valid EU working permit – candidates without a working permit will not be considered
Application deadline: 1 October 2020, midnight CET
Interview: 9 October 2020
Description of tasks:
The intern will assist the Mashreq team under the overall supervision of, and according to priorities set by the Mashreq advocacy coordinator. The team is also composed of an advocacy officer.
The following tasks are to be performed:
- Support the Mashreq team with the practical and logistical organisation of activities, including sending invitation letters and setting up online and offline meetings;
- Monitor the human rights situation in the Mashreq region, update EuroMed Rights’ website Human Rights Behind Bars in Egypt, and compile a newsletter in English and Arabic;
- Assist in drafting briefings, reports and statements;
- Participate in various meetings and prepare meeting reports and minutes;
- Maintain and update the database of advocacy contacts, when relevant in cooperation with the communication department.
Profile, skills and background:
- University degree in European studies, human rights, law, political and social science. Other degrees may also be considered if combined with academic or practical experience of EU affairs and/or human rights, e.g. within an EU institution, relevant ministry/embassy, or NGO;
- Keen interest in the protection of human rights. Experience with NGOs of the EU/Middle East will be considered an asset;
- Previous experience in events organisation and coordination of logistics. Experience in organising online events will be considered an asset;
- Fluency in English (oral and written) is imperative. and a good command of Arabic is required;
- Computer literacy in Word, basic Excel knowledge, online teleconferencing tools;
- Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally;
- Good communication and interpersonal skills;
- Keen attention to details.
How to apply:
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send the following documents by Thursday 1 October 2020 to Marie Picalausa, Senior Human Resource Officer, at email@example.com:
- Your CV;
- A document (max. 1 page, in English) in which you respond to the following:
- What do you think you can bring to EuroMed Rights, and why?
- Describe a recent experience in which you have played a key role.
- What practical steps would you follow if you had to organise a conference online with 30 participants from the MENA region?
The interview will take place online on 9 October 2020. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
About EuroMed Rights:
EuroMed Rights was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP). It is the coordinating body of about 80 human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee, working groups and a secretariat.
Rooted in civil society the Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.
The EuroMed Rights head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels and Tunis. For further information, visit our website at www.euromedrights.org.
EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, color, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.