Deadline : 16 Jun 2019
Position: Project Officer
Duration: Fixed-term contract ending on January 31, 2021
Starting: July 2019
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
Application deadline: 16 June 2019, midnight CET
EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a Project Officer for a European Union-funded project, Majalat, aimed at enhancing and structuring dialogue between the EU and South Neighbourhood civil society.
Description of Tasks
The Project Officer will assist the Project Director in the implementation of EuroMed Rights activities and responsibilities as lead applicant of a consortium consisting of six regional civil society networks in the EU and its South Mediterranean Neighbourhood.
The Project Officer will undertake the following tasks, under the supervision of the Project Director:
- Support the organisation of the annual EU-South Mediterranean Civil Society Forum in Brussels. This includes overseeing all logistics related to the event (invitation letters, flights and hotel bookings, budgets, etc);
- Provide practical and logistical support to the Majalat decision making bodies;
- Support the co-organisation of workshops on the themes covered by the project;
- Monitor EU activities and policies towards the South Mediterranean and circulate relevant information among the Majalat partner organisations; liaise with other stakeholders, and coordinate with EuroMed Rights communication staff;
- Maintain the calendar of Majalat activities, follow their implementation, and update the database of contacts;
- Participate in various meetings, take note and draft meeting reports;
- Ensure the printing, translation, publishing and promotion of materials and reports;
- Support the drafting of narrative and financial reports;
- Represent Majalat upon delegation by the Project Director;
- Help the drafting of the monthly activities report.
Profile, Skills and Background
- University degree in European Studies, Human Rights, Law, or Political and Social Science – other degrees may also be considered;
- Relevant work experience, including events management and administrative tasks for multi-faceted projects;
- Experience and familiarity with civil society work will be considered an asset;
- Knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions and EU’s foreign policy, in particular towards its Southern Neigbourhood, and of human rights standards;
- Self-motivated, well-organised, keen attention to details, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Languages: excellent written and spoken English, and working knowledge of French and Arabic;
- Computer literacy in Office suite, and interest in digital security and IT/communication tools.
How to Apply
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) by 16 June 2019 at midnight CET at: email@example.com.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will take place between 24 and 27 June, 2019.
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.
EuroMed Rights’ head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels, Paris 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, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.