Migration & Asylum Programme Assistant

EuroMed Rights

Migration & Asylum Programme Assistant

EuroMed Rights

Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 26 Jun 2019
Duration: Permanent contract
Starting: Mid-August 2019 – Beginning of September 2019 at the latest
Remuneration: According to EuroMed Rights’ salary scale, based on years of experience + reimbursement of public transport + lunch vouchers.
Pre-requisite: EU citizen or holding a valid EU working permit – candidates without a working permit will not be considered.
Application deadline: 26 June 2019, midnight CET

EuroMed Rights is looking for an Assistant to support the implementation of its regional Migration & Asylum Programme.

Description of tasks

The Migration & Asylum Programme Assistant will work within the Regional Programme department, managed by the Programme Director based in Copenhagen. S/he will support, work under the supervision of and according to priorities set by the Migration and Asylum Programme Officer, including the following tasks:

Organisation of activities

  • Supporting the Programme Officer in the organisation of activities led by the Migration & Asylum Programme, including Working Group meetings twice a year, regional seminars, advocacy/documentation missions and trainings. This includes sending invitation letters, setting up meetings, booking hotels, meeting venues and flights, preparing budgets, accounting, logistics, note-taking and reporting tasks.

Monitoring/information gathering

  • Monitoring of internal and external EU policy developments in relation to migration and asylum in the Euro-Mediterranean region. This may include attending meetings held in Brussels with other civil society organisations or with EU authorities, in coordination with EuroMed Rights’ members and partners;
  • Monitoring of national policy developments in relation to migration and policy in the South/South-East Mediterranean countries as well as within international organisations, such as the UN.

Communications and research

  • Actively researching, updating and distributing information on migration and asylum developments in the Euro-Mediterranean region to the members of the Working Group;
  • Assisting in the drafting of reports, statements, press releases and other documents published by EuroMed Rights on migration and asylum;
  • Ensuring the printing, translation, publishing and promotion of the materials and reports for the Programme.


  • Participating in some Programme activities in the Euro-Mediterranean region;
  • Representing EuroMed Rights upon delegation of the Migration & Asylum Programme Officer when requested.

Gender mainstreaming

  • Supporting the integration of gender (gender mainstreaming) in the Migration & Asylum Programme.

Profile, skills and background

  • University degree in European Studies, Human Rights, Law, Political and Social Science – other degrees may also be considered;
  • Knowledge of EU policies in relation to migration and asylum is necessary, as well as knowledge of the functioning of EU institutions. Knowledge of UN mechanisms would be an asset;
  • Keen interest and preferably proven work experience in the protection of human rights and/or in civil society work in the Euro-Mediterranean region and especially on migration and asylum-related issues;
  • Practical experience in events management and administrative tasks;
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English and French, knowledge of Arabic is an asset;
  • Computer proficiency in the Office suite;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work strategically, independently and efficiently under pressure, in a fast, flexible and relentless manner;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to details.

How to apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send the following documents by Wednesday 26 June 2019 to, at job.brussels@euromedrights.net:

  • Your CV;
  • A cover letter;
  • A document (max. 1 page, please reply to the first question in English and to the second question in French) in which you respond to the following questions/statements:
  1. Please describe a recent experience in which you have played a key role;
  2. Quelles étapes pratiques suivriez-vous dans le cadre de l’organisation d’un séminaire régional rassemblant une trentaine de personnes au Maroc début octobre 2019?

Please note that only duly completed applications (CV, cover letter and additional questions) will be considered and that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Tentative dates for interviews are 3rd and 4th July 2019.

About EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP). It is the coordinating body of about 80 human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure is built on a General Assembly, an Executive Committee, Working Groups and a Secretariat.

Rooted in civil society, the Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the Euro-Mediterranean region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.

EuroMed Rights’ head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels and Tunis. For further information, visit our website at www.euromedrights.org.

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.

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