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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: 2019-12-13

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Vacancy Announcement VAXXPXXXVXX Intern, Policy and Strategic Partnership Policy and Strategic Partnership Unit, Brussels Mission

Posting Date: 29 November 2019 th

Deadline for Applications: 13 December 2019

Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium

Start Date: 1 February 2020

Contract Duration: 4 months

Type of Post: Local 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 Policy and Strategic Partnership Unit. Based in the ICMPD’s Brussels Mission, the unit is responsible for liaison with EU institutions and other strategic stakeholders in Brussels, as well as support to the organization’s policy function.

Job Description:

The intern provides support to the work of the Policy and Strategic Partnership Unit based in ICMPD’s Brussels mission in Belgium.

The intern monitors developments related to ICMPD’s work and mandate in the EU institutions and provides support to events organisation, research or administrative needs as necessary. S/he 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. The intern may provide support to project teams, as necessary.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks within the Policy and Strategic Partnership Unit:

Carry out Brussels Mission content and research support tasks in view of the organisation of various international meetings and events in Brussels.

1 Carry out support tasks for the Brussels Mission liaison function with various European Institutions and strategic stakeholders in Brussels.

Carry out Brussels Mission administrative and logistical tasks as requested and according to ICMPD rules, e.g. event management, management of the library.

Assist the Policy and Strategic Partnership team in the preparation of substantive outputs (research data, assist in analysis and drafting).

Edit/proofread strategic documents for both the Policy and Strategic Partnership Unit and project teams.

Organise translations into nominated project languages.

Assist in the preparations for missions from ICMPD Headquarters to Brussels. Perform any other duties as required.

Key Results:

The Policy and Strategic Partnership Unit benefits from support for its various activities The intern understands ICMPD, its mandate and the function of the Policy and Strategic Partnership Unit.

The intern has a strengthened understanding of migration, 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:


economics, social or political science, migration or other related field.


Experience of working within an office environment.

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

2 Computer proficiency (especially Microsoft Word and Excel)


ICMPD offers amonthly fee of EUR500,00, andwill provide accident insurance for the durationof 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.

PLEASE 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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