Working at SOLIDAR

Policy Fellow in Social Affairs

Starting as soon as possible for a period of three months (with the possibility of renewal)

This fellowship programme offers an experience in a dynamic and international working environment, a learning experience on the development of EU policies in Brussels and their impact on the national level, as well as insights in how policy advocacy in Brussels is shaped.

Main content of the Fellowship Programme
Within the fellowship programme in SOLIDAR’s Social Affairs pillar, fellows will have an opportunity to help with implementing SOLIDAR’s work plan 2017, concretely:

  • Carrying researches on EU social policies with a focus on integration of third country nationals and labour migration
  • Developing policy reports and desk studies
  • Organising visibility and advocacy initiatives in Brussels as well as members meeting and study visits abroad

Key skills and competences

  • Proven commitment to social justice and adherence to SOLIDAR’s values and mission
  • University degree or equivalent through education/training or experience
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to write policy papers, news items, reports etc.
  • Proven familiarity with EU policies (in particular EU asylum and migration policies)
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills and ability to work in team
  • IT literacy

The fellowship is full time position (37.5 hours a week) and the fellow will have to comply with internal SOLIDAR employment rules. The fellow will be supervised by the Coordinator(s) of SOLIDAR’s Social Affairs team who will coordinate the day-to-day responsibilities and priorities of the fellow and will ensure that he/she gains valuable experience and competencies during the fellowship. The fellow will report directly to the Coordinators and the Secretary General. A contract of ‘Professional Immersion’ under Belgian law (Convention d’immersion professionnelle) with a monthly remuneration of 800 EUR per month is offered in case there is no scholarship available. Preference will be given to scholarship holders (University, EU or other grants).

Deadline for applications
Please send your CV (Europass) and cover letter at the latest by 5 April 2017 to Elsa Laino, Social Service Coordinator. Considering that we will start contacting interesting candidates immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.