Advocacy and Training Officer

Deadline : 6 Jan 2019

Position: Advocacy and Training Officer
Duration: Permanent contract
Starting: As soon as possible
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Remuneration: According to EuroMed Rights salary scale, based on years of experience + reimbursement of public transport, lunch vouchers, medical insurance and group pension fund
Work Permit: Position open to EU citizens or applicants with a valid work permit in Belgium
Application deadline
: 6 January 2019, midnight CET

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a skilled and motivated Advocacy and Training Officer to join its Brussels-based Advocacy Department, under an unlimited duration contract.

Description of tasks

The Advocacy and Training Officer will work under the supervision of the Advocacy Director; he/she will undertake the following tasks:

  1. EU advocacy and programme support
  • Support advocacy actions towards the EU and Member States on Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, in partnership with EuroMed Rights Tunis-based office and related programmes; support EU advocacy on countries not covered by specific programmes;
  • Facilitate access of EuroMed Rights members to EU institutions, Member States, and when relevant to UN bodies, in close cooperation with the country and thematic programme officers;
  • Represents EuroMed Rights upon delegation of the Advocacy Director.
  1. Monitoring and information-sharing
  • Monitor the EU and Member State agendas to share information that is relevant for other programmes and projects, in particular those covering Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia;
  • Maintain contact with international and regional human rights organisations to gather intelligence and identify advocacy opportunities.
  1. Training and capacity-building
  • Develop a comprehensive training plan on EU advocacy for EuroMed Rights and its member organisations, to increase knowledge and build capacities to conduct advocacy effectively;
  • Overall responsibility to update, develop and promote EuroMed Rights advocacy training material.
  1. Coordination and reporting
  • Supervise the Advocacy Intern, take part in their recruitment, assign them with tasks linked to the above activities, and evaluate their performance;
  • Support the Advocacy Director in implementing EuroMed Rights’ monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Ensure proper narrative and financial reports of activities when relevant;
  • Apply EuroMed Rights gender mainstreaming policy to the above activities.

Profile, Skills and background

  • University degree in law, human rights or political/social science. Other similar qualifications may also be considered. Educational background and experience in training will be a clear asset;
  • At least three years of work experience in the protection of human rights, and proven track record in conducting advocacy work towards the EU and Member States;
  • Experience in working with civil society and human rights NGOs, ideally in the Mediterranean region. Knowledge of, and experience of working on the Maghreb countries will be an asset;
  • Sound knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions, UN mechanisms and human rights standards;
  • Ability to be clear and concise in written and oral communication, including in public; capacity to develop training material and use training techniques adapted to the NGO sector; ability to manage relations with tact and diplomacy;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, keen attention to details, able to work independently and efficiently, including under pressure;
  • Languages: Fluency in French and English (oral and written) is imperative. Knowledge of Arabic will be considered an asset;
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required).

To apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send – by Sunday 6 January 2019 to Marie Picalausa, Senior Human Resource Officer, at:

  • Your CV;
  • A document (max. 2 pages, in English) in which you respond to the following:
  1. What do you think you can bring to EuroMed Rights, and why?
  2. Describe a recent experience relating to advocacy towards the EU in which you have played a key role
  3. Draft a short training plan, based on the existing material available at, which includes new avenues to train our members


Interviews will take place in the course of January 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.