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Deadline: 31 Dec 2019
Duration: Permanent work contract
Starting: February 2020
Location: Brussels, Belgium with regular travels to and workdays in Copenhagen
Reports to: EuroMed Rights Programme Director

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic professional as Migration & Asylum Programme Officer.

S/he ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of EuroMed Rights program on migration; including the well-functioning of the Migration and Asylum Working Group and close cooperation with the EuroMed Rights Executive Committee migration political referent and resource persons.

S/he monitors the situation of migration and asylum in the EuroMed region, including EU policies in this regard, and proactively identifies and proposes actions and positions to advance EuroMed Rights’ strategy and standing as an active actor to promote a human rights-based approach to migration in the EuroMed region.

Essential position functions:

  • Develops a strategy and a work plan for the migration and asylum programme in cooperation with the Migration and Asylum Working Group (MAWG) and under the guidance of the migration political referent from the EuroMed Rights Executive Committee;
  • Proactively identifies and proposes actions and positions regarding main migration and asylum developments in the EuroMed region, in line with the MA strategy and EuroMed Rights mission and political positions;
  • Coordinates with/assists migration-related aspects of other EuroMed Rights programs (e.g., Gender and Women’s Rights; Economic and Social Rights);
  • Ensures proper financial management of budgets for the migration and asylum programme, including identifying and proposing fund-raising opportunities;
  • Ensures proper narrative and financial reporting to donors for the migration and asylum programme;
  • Supervise Migration and Asylum assistant and intern, when applicable;
  • Coordinates and/or prepares research reports, press releases and recommendations on issues related to migration and asylum in the Euro-Mediterranean region;
  • Proposes, develops and implements EuroMed Rights advocacy and communication actions on migration and asylum;
  • Ensures the integration of gender (gender mainstreaming) in the migration and asylum programme.

Profile, Skills and Background:

  • University degree in Human Rights, Law, Political and Social Science, European Studies or similar relevant education background;
  • Profound knowledge and experience with migration and asylum-related issues; both from research and advocacy/communication perspective
  • Minimum 3 years of proven experience in advocating for the protection of human rights and/or in civil society activism in the Euro-Mediterranean region;
  • Strong negotiation skills and proven ability to communicate with/advocate before international, EU and national-level bodies;
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English and French, knowledge of Arabic is an asset;
  • Experience of supervising/coordinating staff, and ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain contacts with EuroMed Rights partners and members, NGOs and Official representatives;
  • Computer literacy in Office suite;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work strategically, independently and efficiently under pressure, in a fast, flexible and relentless manner;
  • Keen attention to details.

How to Apply:

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) by 31 December 2019, at midnight CET to:

The position is open solely to persons legally entitled to work in the EU/Belgium.

Interviews will take place early January 2020. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.

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 EuroMed 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

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About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
2-5 Years

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