UNPO is intending to fill a Communications Officer traineeship position, under a Belgian convention d'immersion professionnelle. The position provides a recent graduate with an excellent opportunity to learn about and be involved in all aspects of the work of a human rights-focussed, non-governmental organization.
The selected person will support the communications-related aspects of UNPO’s strategy, and as such will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of our organization’s programmatic work. This includes our work to conduct policy research and publish reports on the basis of this research; to support our members to engage in effective advocacy before national and international bodies and to provide them with training related to best practices in this regard; and to build and strengthen the UNPO network and implement thematic campaigns addressing systemic issues impacting our membership as a whole. Our three current thematic campaigns relate to updating the right to self-determination for the modern era (Reimagining Self-Determination), responding to attacks on defenders of unrepresented people operating internationally (Compromised Spaces), and enabling greater participation of women from UNPO member peoples in political processes (Unrepresented Women).
The selected person will work under the direct supervision of UNPO’s Campaigns & Networks Coordinator, and will have the opportunity to work with and learn from all members of the UNPO’s Secretariat team, as well as UNPO’s members where appropriate. This position will be on a contrat d’immersion professionnelle (CIP, 1,000€/month, full-time), concluded for six months with the potential (if possible under Belgian law) to renew once. The traineeship will start between Wednesday 1 May 2019 and 30 June 2019 (depending on the applicant, but with an earlier start preferred) and will be located in the Secretariat of UNPO, based in Brussels, Belgium, with the possibility of some travel around and outside Europe.
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