Policy and Advocacy Intern (Paid) - Conflict Sensitivity & Peacebuilding

WV EUREP - World Vision Brussels & EU Representation
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Apply by
    Jan-16-2019
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

To contribute to the optimal functioning of World Vision Brussels & EU Representation (WV EUREP) by supporting the work of the Policy and Advocacy team in the areas of peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity. The intern will coordinate the Conflict Sensitivity Community Hub (CSC-Hub), the European Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding (EYPB) and the participation of World Vision in other relevant networks and platforms.

Job Context

The WV EUREP office is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that works to support World Vision’s engagements with the institutions of the European Union (EU). The Brussels office interacts with these groups in pursuit of two main strategic goals:

  • To influence key EU decision-makers and political processes so that policies, programs and funding opportunities of the EU positively impact vulnerable children and their communities;
  • To promote and facilitate access by World Vision offices around the world to the funding opportunities provided by the EU, the largest single donor for development and humanitarian aid.

In line with World Vision International’s strategic goals, WV EUREP works in partnership with other organisations in order to maximize its impact, including:

  1. CSC-Hub: a global network of organizations and individuals working on conflict sensitive approaches in their field which aims at bringing together actors in the fields of development, humanitarian, peacebuilding, security, research and business using conflict sensitivity at policy, organizational and programmatic level. The CSC-Hub is currently steered by World Vision from Brussels, which promotes and coordinates the HUB’s activities, jointly agreed and run by the Hub members;
  2. EYPB: a coalition of Europe-based international peacebuilding and development organisations and independent experts. EYPB works towards achieving the meaningful participation of young people’s voices at the EU-level, and ensuring their needs, capabilities and challenges are being taken into account in the EU’s peace, security and development policies. The Partnership’s founding members are Save the Children, Search for Common Ground, United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders), World Vision and PeaceMatters.

Major Responsibilities

CSC Hub Coordination (60%)

a) Ensure the weekly coordination of the CSC Hub by providing updates, coordinating inputs, supporting leaning process within the HUB, ensuring internal communication and planning together with the CSC Hub members and Coordinator;

b) Provide support to organise events (high-level panels, workshops, launch events, hearings, etc.) as requested and organised by the CSC Hub coordinator and members, guided by the WV EUREP Policy & Communications Manager;

c) Ensure all logistical arrangements for meetings, seminars, hearings, training sessions or workshops conducted by World Vision on conflict sensitivity and assist in coordination with the other Hub members for joint NGO positions, events (in peak periods), as necessary;

d) Support the admin and budget work of the CSC Hub, as necessary, in close collaboration with the Policy & Communications Manager, the Associate Director for Conflict Sensitivity and the Finance Officer;

e) Participate in network or stakeholder meetings regarding policy priorities of the CSC Hub either individually or accompanied by the Officer(s) in charge;

f) Take minutes of internal and external coordination meetings or external meeting/events and report back to the Hub;

g) Participate in trainings held by the office such as social media, child protection guidelines, programming trainings and any other training organised with WV.

Peacebuilding (40%)

a) Support the engagement of World Vision in multi-stakeholder platforms, with a focus on peacebuilding, in coordination with the Advocacy & Policy Officer and the Policy and Communications Manager;

b) Steer as mandated the work of the European Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding (EYPB) in Brussels and coordinate the Partnership;

c) Contribute to policy research and analysis, as requested by the Policy and communications Manager on the issues of Youth, Peace & Security, Humanitarian aid, conflict sensitivity, etc.;

d) Follow and monitor political developments relevant to the work of WV EUREP’s policy and funding priorities, including peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity, and report back to the teams;

e) Support the Junior Communications and Policy Officer with co-creation of EU-relevant media products when necessary (press releases, op-eds etc), under the supervision of the Policy and Communications Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree – in European politics, Peace and Security, International Relations, Development or a related public policy field;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the European Union;
  • Previous experience in youth, peace and security, conflict sensitivity, analyses and budget management. Knowledge management and network coordination is an asset;
  • Communications – demonstrated excellent written and oral communications skills as well as social media skills with a proven ability to craft clear and resonant messages;
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to work at a high standard even under pressure, good prioritisation skills and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral fluency in English;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office;
  • To be either a citizen of an EU member state or have a valid residence and work permit for Belgium;
  • Wholehearted support for World Vision’s core values.

We offer

We offer you a varied and sufficiently paid internship of 6 to 8 months to start ASAP, under Contrat D’immersion Professionnelle, and a working environment where personal development and independent working is encouraged.

Application instructions

To apply please send a copy of your CV and cover letter outlining how you match the job description with the subject line “Policy and Advocacy Intern” by the 16th of January noon (12.00 PM). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Due to limited resources, unfortunately we will not be able to reply to any individual query.

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