Policy Trainee

Inclusion Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career
  • Apply by
    Jul-24-2019
  • Posted
    Jun 28

Position description

Inclusion Europe is looking for a motivated and committed individual to join its team in Brussels for 6 months, starting on 26 August 2019. If you are passionate about disability rights and policies, have good writing and oral skills, you might be just the person for us. The trainee will work closely with the Inclusion Europe’s Senior Policy and Advocacy officer and other team members on key policy actions, will participate in meetings with EU institutions and civil society organisations and support the organisation of key events, sometimes abroad.

Main tasks

  • Monitors and analyses relevant disability policy related updates both at the national, European and international level;
  • Contributes to draft policy briefs and background documents as well as position paper;
  • Support to prepare Inclusion Europe policy actions for the European elections;
  • Participates in drafting responses to European (EU institutions and Council of Europe) and International (CRPD Committee, Special Rapporteur) consultations;
  • Participates in external meetings with different European institutions and organisations, and draft related reports;
  • Assists in the organisation of internal events and stakeholder consultations.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good command of English both written and oral;
  • Good knowledge of disability policies at both European and international level;
  • Experience in a European NGO on human rights and/or disability issues is strongly recommended;
  • Ability to organise one’s own work and manage own time;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good team player;
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office package).

Desirable

  • A good command of  Spanish and/or German. Additional languages are an asset;
  • Education in political and social sciences, disability law;
  • Good knowledge of the functioning of the European Union institutions and policy-making process.

Application instructions

The contract will be governed by the Belgian law on ‘professional immersion’ and will provide the successful candidate with an income of 781 euros per month (before taxes), plus meal vouchers.

The traineeship should start on 26 August 2019, and last for six months. Interested candidates should apply by submitting:

  • a structured CV
  • a cover letter highlighting your expectations from the 6 months of traineeship with us. Please include one paragraph on the main barriers faced by people with intellectual disabilities

Send you application by 24 July 2019 and specify “Application Policy Traineeship – your name ” in the subject line of your email. Due to the large number of expected applications, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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