Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a dedicated and motivated Policy and Programmes Intern to support, execute and implement policy & research efforts and support the programmes’ implementation within the organisation.
The Policy & Programmes Intern will report to the Heads of Programme and the Secretary General, across the programmes on Children in Migration, Parental Abductions and Runaways. Tasks may include:
- Monitor policy developments and activities relevant for the organisation’s programmes (Children in Migration, Parental Abductions & Runaways), at the EU, national and local levels and on a regular basis;
- Compile reports and/or briefs on policy developments relevant to the work of the programmes.
- Undertake specific research on various topics relating to: the protection of children on the move, child victims of trafficking, missing children in migration, international protection, parental abductions and runaways;
- Creation of an extensive bibliography of existing literature on runaways and an overview of the most relevant findings;
- Establish and maintain a database with data on missing children in migration.
Support the heads of programme with:
- administrative work related to the day-to-day running of the programme, including drafting reports to staff, partners and relevant stakeholders;
- organisation of events;
- coordination of programme partnerships, including organising and participating to meetings.
- Membership overview and mapping: creation of an overview of existing member organisations as well as mapping potential new members on the basis of our strategic priorities including runaways and children in migration and to ensure that the network has a representative in every EU Member State, on the basis of the member expansion strategy. Assist with other membership projects or efforts on the basis of the membership strategy or deriving from the above-mentioned mapping.
Other tasks upon request.
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in social or political sciences, human rights, EU or international affairs or other relevant field;
- Work proficiency in English;
- Understanding of and interest in human rights and children’s rights/child protection issues;
- Ability to work well in a small team with people from different professional and cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to think of the big picture while also having an eye for detail;
- Ability to work quickly and efficiently as well as stress resistant;
- Positive with a can-do attitude and desire to receive feedback and improve;
- Ability to work proactively and to take charge of projects and efforts;
- Ability to work within tight budget constraints and a creative problem solver;
- Experience in working for the NGO sector;
- Knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions policy and decision-making.
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