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Brussels (Belgium)

  • Organization: ICMPD - International Centre for Migration Policy Development
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Grade: Internship
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  • Closing Date: 2019-08-31

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Vacancy Announcement VA19P102V01 Internship, Mobility Partnership Facility Global Initiatives, Brussels Mission

Posting Date: 9 August 2019 st

Deadline for Applications: 31 August 2019

Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium

Start Date: 1 October 2019

Contract Duration: 5 Months

Type of Post: Special Service Agreement Organisational Overview:

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing organisation and has ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 300+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Unit Overview:

ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Internship position with the Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF), an EU-funded initiative contributing to the operationalisation of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM). The MPF aims to strengthen the European Union (EU) dialogue and cooperationon migration andmobility issues withitsmainpartnercountriesin this area. Job Description:

The intern provides support to the work of the MPF Team based in ICMPD’s Brussels mission in Belgium.

The intern monitors developments related to MPF work and developments at national and international level in relation to the external dimension of migration, with particular focuson Mobility Partnerships and Pilot Projects on Legal Migration. S/he provides support to events organisation, research or administrative needs as necessary, collects, compiles and organises inputs to meetings, project reports, presentations, and communication materials. S/he attends and reports on events relevant to ICMPD’s work and mandate.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

Carry out MPF content and research support tasks in view of the organisation of meetings, knowledge management and communication activities.

1 Assist MPF team in the preparation of substantive project outputs (research data, assist in analysis and drafting).

Assist MPF Team in the organisation of events (both content and logistics), including regional thematic meetings.

Carry out MPF administrative and logistical tasks as requested and according to ICMPD rules, e.g. event management.

Edit/proofread working documents.

Perform any other duties as required.

Key Results:

The MPF benefits from support for its various activities

The intern understands ICMPD, its mandate and the function of the MPF. The intern has a strengthened understanding of migration, mobility partnerships, EU institutions and the Brussels policy environment.

Incumbent Profile:

Excellent oral and written command of English, including the ability to prepare reports. Other languages will be considered an asset.

Knowledge of migration issues and European institutions.

Excellent communication skills, adaptability and flexibility.

Ability to work independently.

Good organisational skills including managing conflicting priorities and working with tight deadlines.

Ability to work effectively with colleagues from different cultural and professional backgrounds.

Good analytical and interpersonal skills.

Corporate Qualifications:


University degree in international cooperation, project development and implementation, development studies, international relations, law, European studies, public administration, economics, social or political science, migration or other related field.


Experience of working within an office environment.

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

Computer proficiency (especially Microsoft Word and Excel)


ICMPD offers a monthly fee of EUR 500,00, and will provide accident insurance for the duration of the internship. However, travel expenses will not be reimbursed and Health insurance is the responsibility of the incumbent.

The internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with ICMPD.

2PLEASE NOTE: An intern is not a staff member of ICMPD. An intern who is a non-citizen of the country in which the duty station is situated is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and for complying with local laws regarding registration with the local authorities.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in English through the ICMPD online

recruitment system at by midnight (CET) of the closing date specified above. For this purpose, candidates will first need to register with the ICMPD website. Once the relevant data has been entered, candidates will be able to apply for vacancies. Please note that in thecourse oftheonline application, themotivation letter andpersonal CVmust be uploaded in the EuropeAid format in English. The template is available for download at

All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated above. Applications received after the published deadline, and offline applications submitted via email, fax or post, will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applicants are expected to be available for a personal/telephone interview.

In the event of a technical issue with your application, please email General Information:

ICMPD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment. Selected candidates will have to provide a signed statement of exclusivity and availability, as well as evidence supporting the educational and professional experience record as per their application. 3

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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