Policy Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 08

Position description

SOLIDAR is looking for a policy fellow in the international cooperation pillar with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa who can possibly start as soon as possible for a duration of 3 – 6 months. This fellowship programme is open to students in the final phase of their Masters and recent graduates looking for an experience in a dynamic and international working environment

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 the Neighborhood South (e.g. European Neighbourhood policy). This role will also allow you to discover the working environment of the NGOs and member-based network and give you an understanding of advocacy strategy on EU level.

Key tasks:

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

  • Organizing events as well as visibility and advocacy activities (e.g. bilateral meetings with policymakers, conferences, roundtables) and supporting the implementation of projects;
  • Monitoring of EU policy impact in the Middle East and North Africa with SOLIDAR members and partners (including the creation of a scoreboard by reviewing the social protection and social rights reports);
  • Developing newsletters, briefings, etc. about the social situation in the EU Southern neighbouring countries;
  • Supporting the team’s day-to-day tasks, especially with regards to SOLIDAR projects in the region.


  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and knowledge of Arabic is an asset;
  • Ability to write briefing papers, monitoring reports as well as news articles;
  • 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

Application instructions

If you are interested in participating in the SOLIDAR policy fellowship programme, please send following documents to the attention of Charline Cheuvart (subject: ‘Middle East and North Africa Fellowship’) by 20 August 2018:

  • Your CV in Europass format
  • 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
  • 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.

Starting on September 2018. 

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