Health Policy Assistant

European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 02

Position description

As a Health Policy Assistant, you will be assisting the work of FEANTSA on health inequalities in connection to homelessness and contribute to the work of a European network with research, policy and advocacy. You will be responsible with the implementation of concrete actions, with assistance from the FEANTSA secretariat.


  • Good communication and public speaking skills as well as written English. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Understanding of the functioning of the European institutions and EU policy making.
  • Interest in health and homelessness.
  • Good writing and analytical skills.
  • Pro-active, independent worker, self-motivation, purpose-driven, ability to multi-task, prioritise tasks effectively and respect deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a medium-size, busy, international team.


  • Professional/volunteer experience or academic understanding of homelessness.
  • Previous experience and/or studies in public health and/or policies.
  • Experience working in a (EU-level or national) not-for-profit or governmental organisation.


The following list should be used as a reference. In no way will the intern be asked to fulfil all the tasks below simultaneously.

There will also be a certain flexibility according to the interests and learning objectives of the successful candidate:

  • Monitor EU policy development in connection to public health and identify relevant files for the work of FEANTSA.
  • Carry out research, good practice collection and mapping exercises on inadequate housing, health situation of people experiencing homelessness.
  • Prepare and contribute to policy papers, research reports, newsletters, etc.
  • Identify opportunities and regularly engage with EU institutions to promote the inclusion of homelessness in relevant public health policies.
  • Contribute to the preparation, organisation, and follow-up of events within the organisation.
  • Prepare technical reports, administrative deliverables.
  • Represent FEANTSA at events and in different consortiums.
  • Support the communication team and the core team of FEANTSA in disseminating activities.

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