EED seeks a trainee for a twelve-month traineeship for Programme support in Brussels

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a grant-giving organisation based in Brussels.

EED’s goal is to provide flexible support to democracy activists, complementing other EU and member state democracy support programmes. EED provides context-based, demand driven support based on a principle of fostering democracy and facilitating initiatives of local actors. Its geographic mandate covers the European neighbourhood and beyond.

Traineeship for Programme support eastern neighbourhood (Russian language)

EED seeks a trainee for a twelve-month traineeship for Programme support (Russian language).

EED seeks candidates who have an interest in and clear understanding of the work and dynamics of civil society and good knowledge of the region’s political context. Proficiency in Russian language required, in addition to English. Knowledge of other languages from this region would be an asset.
In accordance with the Programme Management office policies and procedures, the Programme Support Trainee shall assist Programme Managers with the following tasks:

• reviewing proposals from Eastern Partnership countries,

• monitoring/assessing ongoing projects,

• collecting and providing information about EED partners’ work,

• assisting with arranging events and advocacy meetings for relevant EED partners.

Terms and Salary

The contractual relations with the trainee will be regulated by a Convention d'immersion professionnelle (a professional immersion agreement under Belgian Law), which requires all trainees to be less than 30 years old.

Citizenship of an EU Member State or residency in the European Union is preferred, but not mandatory.

The internship is planned for the period of twelve months, starting in autumn (subject to the formal approval from the Belgian authorities).

The expected level of monthly remuneration is around €1,450 net per month, in addition to meal vouchers and the reimbursement of a monthly subscription to Brussels public transport.

Work place: EED Secretariat, located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.

How to apply

Should you be interested in this position and meet the criteria, please submit your CV (Europass format required) and a cover letter specifying to which position you are applying and contact information for two referees. After successfully submitting your application, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. Please no phone calls/emails/letters.

The application deadline is Sunday, 5 July 2020 at midnight Brussels time.

The proposed starting date is 1 September 2020.

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every application, therefore only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. All applications will however be kept on file and candidates will be contacted if a suitable opportunity arises in the future. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.