EurAc is the network of European NGOs active in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda in the areas of foreign relations, development, human rights and humanitarian aid. The network’s 38 members, based in 11 European countries, gather together in EurAc in order to advocate for more coherent diplomatic efforts and political intervention by the European Union (EU) and its Member States as well as by the United Nations.
EurAc's advocacy work is focused on issues related to human rights, inclusive political participation, peace and security and natural resources. The network pushes the international community to respond more effectively to the needs and views of the people in the Great Lakes countries. More information can be found on the network’s website: www.eurac-network.org.
The purpose of this position is to provide a general support to EurAc secretariat’s activities especially on communication (external and internal) (45%) and fundraising (40%). However, this position also include support to general logistic and administrative work (15%) including support to meeting and public event organisation. The position based in Brussels is under the supervision of the Communication and Advocacy Officer with strong functional links with the Program and Policy Officer as well as with the Director.
The position will enable valuable work experience in a small, but dynamic team. On-the-job training and other learning opportunities will be provided.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Communications Officer, the Communications & Fundraising Intern will contribute to increasing the visibility of EurAc and its members’ activities towards EU stakeholders, promoting common advocacy objectives and messages, and supporting information-sharing with members through the development of targeted communications materials. The Communication and Fundraising Intern will also support the Policy and Program Officer as well as the Director in EurAc fundraising efforts, in particular through the identification of possible donors, the monitoring and follow-up of application processes and the drafting of project proposals. Finally, The Communications & Fundraising intern will support the Secretariat in the organisation of Board and General Assembly meetings and will have the opportunity to prepare and attend advocacy meetings and public events.
External communications and digital outreach:
Internal communications and support to members’ advocacy work:
Support to Fundraising:
Event preparation and communications
The candidate must be available to work for a period of 6 months starting on 7 January 2019.
The candidate must have the legal authorisation to work in Belgium.
EurAc offers a paid internship regulated under the conditions of the Belgium internship contract called “Convention d’immersion professionnelle” (see more information HERE). Benefits include the coverage of 100% of the public transport travel costs in Brussels.
The internship is based in Brussels, at the Secretariat.
Please send a curriculum vitae and a motivation letter (in English) by Sunday 11 November 2018 included, specifying why you think you are suitable for the role, to the attention of Tanya Walker ([email protected]).
Please submit your application documents saved according to the following model: Family name_Internship_CV and Family name_Internship_motivation letter
Interviews for this vacancy will be held mid-December and the successful candidate will be expected to start on 7 January. Due to the high number of applications usually received for EurAc opportunities, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.
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