Senior Policy and Project Officer - Refugee Sponsorship

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 09

Position description

ICMC Europe seeks a Senior Policy and Project Officer - Refugee Sponsorship to conduct policy analysis and advocacy on refugee sponsorship in the EU, and to ensure smooth implementation of two projects related to refugee sponsorship.

Specific tasks:

The Senior Policy and Project Officer will work under the supervision of the ICMC Head of Office and will be responsible for:

Policy Analysis and Advocacy

  • Closely monitor policy developments (national and EU-level) related to migrant and refugee integration, legal migration pathways, resettlement and complementary pathways, and private sponsorship of refugees in the EU.
  • Build and maintain relationships with partners across Europe to follow developments on the ground related to refugee sponsorship (i.e. identifying promising practices and common challenges, mapping programme outcomes, etc.).
  • Draft policy documents and policy-focused communications outputs (policy briefs, talking points, presentations, newsletters, etc.) related to sponsorship, integration and other related topics.
  • Work with partners to facilitate research and develop publications related to sponsorship, integration and other related topics.
  • Develop and coordinate capacity building events in selected regions.

Project Management

  • Serve as the primary contact point to coordinate with the project’s seven partners and other external actors located in different European countries.
  • Support coordination of grant administration and reporting in line with grant requirements (in cooperation with ICMC Europe finance and administration staff).
  • Promote the project through development of communications materials and representation at external events, as needed.

Support to ICMC Europe Overall

  • Facilitate strong linkages with other ICMC projects and overall ICMC advocacy efforts.
  • Support overall administration of ICMC Europe, in collaboration with the full ICMC Europe team.
  • Other tasks as needed and required.


  • Excellent policy analysis skills. Interest in and knowledge of the EU policy context with regards to refugee, migration, asylum and social inclusion issues is required; familiarity with private sponsorship is preferred.
  • Highly organized and experienced with project and budget management. Experience managing transnational EU-funded projects preferred.
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills in English (good command of other languages highly preferred, especially Spanish, German, Italian or French).
  • Able to work proactively in a small office environment.
  • Personal qualities and experience including a refugee or migrant background, a strong commitment to social justice and human rights, experience volunteering with migrants or refugees, etc. will be taken into consideration alongside formal educational and professional experience.
  • 5-9 years of proven professional experience in migration and integration field.


  • English required; good command of other languages (especially Spanish, German, Italian or French) preferred.

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