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