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Advocacy Intern – IRCT European Affairs Office

The IRCT is seeking a motivated intern to join our Advocacy Team in the European Affairs Office in Brussels for a period of six months. The Advocacy Intern will support the IRCT develop and further its strategic advocacy on advancing the rights of survivors of torture in the European Union. The ideal candidate has excellent writing skills and will have some knowledge of the Common European Asylum System either through their studies or through prior experience. The internship will be based in Brussels, Belgium.

Responsibilities

  • Carrying out research on the Common European Asylum System
  • Support in drafting policy papers
  • Drafting news stories
  • Supporting the coordination of and communication with IRCT members
  • Attending meetings in Brussels

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of EU Asylum acquis
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Organised and detail-oriented
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and adapt communication style to different audiences
  • Ability to collate and analyse different sources of information

We offer

  • Salary in line with the Belgian convention d’immersion professionnelle.
  • A stimulating, dynamic and international work environment with the opportunity to grow and learn professionally.

About us

IRCT is the leading global association on torture rehabilitation with 161 members in 76 countries. A small dream team based in Copenhagen with an office in Brussels and staff in Mexico and Hawaii, and coordinates the collective work of members. The association is governed by its membership and aspires to be the global unified voice of the torture rehabilitation movement. Torture rehabilitation centres do the front-line work to rehabilitate torture survivors through psychological support, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. The data collected from cases is to pressure decision-makers to live up to their obligations to eradicate torture, to finance rehabilitation support and deliver justice.

How to apply

If this appeals to you, please send your CV and a letter of motivation in English to job@irct.org. The deadline for applications is Friday 30 July 2021. Interviews are expected to take place online in the week of August 9 2021. Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dastan Salehi (ds@irct.org). If you would like to learn more about the IRCT, please visit www.irct.org

Please note, unfortunately, we are only able to open this position to people who have an existing right to work in Belgium.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We are committed to equality and diversity within our organisation, and to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

Two Student Assistants

IRCT is the leading global association on torture rehabilitation with 161 members in 76 countries. A small dream team based in Copenhagen with an office in Brussels and staff in Mexico and Hawaii, and coordinates the collective work of members. The association is governed by its membership and aspires to be the global unified voice of the torture rehabilitation movement. Torture rehabilitation centres do the front-line work to rehabilitate torture survivors through psychological support, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. The data collected from cases is to pressure decision-makers to live up to their obligations to eradicate torture, to finance rehabilitation support and deliver justice. 

Working at the IRCT will provide you with a direct view into the machine room of an international non-governmental organisation. You will learn about local reality-life of the front-line human rights defenders, health professionals and legal staff and how that converts to global anti-torture initiatives.

Become our new Student Assistant   

The IRCT is seeking two sharp student assistants with lived experience, who are keen on working with data and digital tools, and who understand the global human rights architecture. You are politically astute, write well, pay attention to details, plan well and maintain an overview, and keep things at the secretariat moving forward in a fun and helpful way. You can apply for one or for both of the two positions in parallel: 

1. Global network

You champion human rights and well-functioning civil society organisations This job is about supporting the variety of virtual meeting tools and systems needed in an international organisation who communicates with 7 regions regularly. For this you will assist the Secretary General in reaching out to the membership, and in collecting and visualizing data and information from centres around the world. You know different IT tools and systems, and you can seamlessly work between them and with them. You know how to address different stakeholders at different levels, enjoy direct contact and are not shy to pick up the phone.  

You comfortably navigate social media and online meeting platforms. You can support on webinars, virtual events, and virtual meetings. You can put together an international event for 1-200 participants via any online platform, coordinating promotion, logistics, attendance, speakers, and side events. You can also support a multicultural governing board with monthly virtual meetings, agendas, and minutes. 

2. Global database

You champion global impact data. This job is about supporting the IRCT members in using a global database,  collecting data, and analysing and converting it to accessible public messages. You will be part of the team that provides technical and practical support to IRCTs members in using the Global Anti-torte Database and prepares technical updates and a broader roll-out. You navigate comfortably in IT tools and have basic experience in programming. You can enjoy direct contact with different stakeholders in an international environment. You can put data to work via convincing graphics for social media channels and extract sharp message for the promotion of the sustainable development goals. You can support a task force locating research and gathering more research to measure impact of rehabilitation.

We seek candidates who fit the following profile:   

  • Relevant education within Business Management, Organisational Management, Development Studies, Law, Communications, Human resource management Economics and Finance or similar.  
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral, with solid communication skills. Danish, Spanish, French or Arabic would be considered an asset. 
  • Strong analytical skills, including numeracy proficiency 
  • Strong planning skills and ability to multitask against tight deadlines 
  • Strong communication skills, as well as the ability to engage with colleagues and other stakeholders from different backgrounds and cultures  
  • Experienced user of Microsoft 365, office package and good IT literacy (Zoom, Teams, PowerBI etc) 
  • Interest in human rights  
  • You must be currently enrolled in an educational programme – both master and bachelor students will be considered for this position. 

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We are committed to equality and diversity within our organisation, and to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

Terms of employment: 

The positions will be 15-20 hours per week at 133 dkk per hour.  

You are expected to attend relevant meetings and events, but there will be flexibility according to the student’s academic calendar, for example during exam periods, etc. 

It is desired that you can start working as soon as possible. 

How to apply: 

If this appeals to you, please send your CV and a 1-page letter of motivation in English explaining why you want this job. You can apply for one or both of the positions.  

To submit your application via: https://www.jobindex.dk/jobannonce/405913/two-student-assistants . We do not accept applications sent by e-mail.  

 

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2021. Interviews are expected to take place in week 32. 

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lisa Henry (lhe@irct.org) up until 16 July.

If you want to know more about the IRCT, please visit www.irct.org. 

Thank you for your interest in working with the IRCT. 

 

'Without IRCT, members and rehabiliation centers around the world will surely carry the burden of continuously sailing the sea of the struggle for the global prohibition of torture without a lighthouse.'

-Nemuel Fajutagana, MD, MPHED, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Medical Action Group, Philippines

 

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