Vacancies

Vacancy International Cooperation Fellow (MENA)

  • SOLIDAR (www.solidar.org) is looking for an International Cooperation Fellow to support the implementation of the “MAJALAT” (www.majalat.org ) initiative funded by the European Union.

Within the fellowship programme, you will discover the working environment of a NGOs and members’ based network. You will have the possibility to deepen your knowledge of the EU project management rules, to develop your planning and events’ organising skills and to understand the development priorities of the EU for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the dialogue with civil society from the south.

Duration: 5 months starting in September 2019

Key tasks:
The main tasks of the fellow will be to:

  • Provide administrative and logistic support for the implementation of small scale projects in the Neighbourhood South (NS) funded through a small grant facility scheme (e. g. Review of the reporting of small projects implemented by NGOs in the NS, check compliance with the EU requirements, write narrative reports).
  • Support for the preparation of the Civil Society Forum in Brussels: a major NS CSOs and EU structured dialogue platform (e. g. Participation in the coordination meetings with partners; write invitation letters, visa applications, prepare concept notes for the thematic sessions of the forum, notes taking).

Conditions:
The fellowship program is in the framework of the “Vocational training convention” registered under Belgium law. The position foresees an allowance of approximately 790 Euro.

Key skills and competencies:

  • Fluency in Arabic, French and English (written and spoken)
  • Proven capacity to write clearly and concisely
  • Good use of excel
  • Strong motivation to work in a NGO Network
  • Work experience in the MENA region and/or EU institutions would be an asset
  • Knowledge of management of cooperation projects, of EU and/or MENA policies, would also be an asset
  • Fast learner and capacity to work autonomously.

If you are interested in participating in the SOLIDAR fellowship programme, please send the following documents to the attention of Isabel Fajardo  isabel.fajardo@solidar.org (e-mail subject: ‘International Cooperation Fellowship_Your Full Name’)

  1. Your CV
  2. A one-page cover letter
  • o   stating why you think you are suited for this position, and what are your objectives/what learning outcomes you expect from this experience
  • o   confirming that you can work in Belgium

By 30th of August 2019

Interviews are planned to take place on the first half of September

Please note that due to the high amount of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Vacancy International Cooperation Fellow (FPA)

SOLIDAR is looking for an International Cooperation Fellow to support the implementation of the “Organising International Solidarity” program funded by the European Union.

Within the fellowship programme, you will have an opportunity to get familiar and analyse the development and impact of EU development and external policies in developing countries. This role will also allow you to discover the working environment of the NGOs and member based network and give you understanding of advocacy strategy on EU level.

The main task of the fellow will be to support the development of the Decent Work Lab, a yearly thematic publication, as well as country-based Decent Work and Social Protection Monitoring reports.

Conditions:

The fellowship program is under form of “La convention d’immersion professionnelle” registered under Belgium law. The position foresees the allowance of approximately 780 Euro.

Key tasks:

During the programme, fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to:

  • Support the development of the Social Protection Lab, a yearly thematic publication;
  • Develop 10 country-based decent work and social protection monitoring reports;
  • Organize events as well as visibility and advocacy actions (e.g. bilateral meetings with policy makers, lobby tour, etc.) to support the implementation of SOLIDAR “Organising International Solidarity” program;
  • Developing newsletters, briefings, etc. about decent work and social protection in Africa, Asia and Latin America;
  • Supporting SOLIDAR International team’s day-to-day tasks.

Key skills and competences:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and good working knowledge of Spanish.  French is an asset;
  • Proven ability to write briefing papers, monitoring reports as well as news articles in a clear and accurate form;
  • Proven ability explain complex issues in a simple way;
  • Experience in research;
  • Proven familiarity with EU external and development policies and with the following topics: economic development models, decent work and social protection, freedom of association education, migration, tax justice and fair trade, human development and sustainable development;
  • Knowledge of EU decision making process;
  • Fast learner and capacity to work autonomously.

Starting date and duration (indicative):

23 September 2019 – 31 January 2020

If you are interested in participating in the SOLIDAR fellowship programme, please send the following documents to the attention of Barbara Caracciolo barbara.caracciolo@solidar.org (e-mail subject: ‘International Cooperation Fellowship_Your Full Name’) by September 2nd 2019:

  1. Your CV
  2. a one page cover letter which should clearly state: why you think you are suited for this position, and what are your objectives/learning outcomes expected from this experience and when you would be available to start
  3. A writing sample, e.g. a relevant policy/ briefing paper.

Please note that due to the high amount of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.