The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization which provides assistance and protection to people affected by displacement due to conflict. NRC is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has operations in 25 countries and representation offices in Addis Ababa, Brussels, Dubai and Geneva.
NRC Europe was established in 2005 in order to strengthen the existing relationship between the European Union (EU) and NRC. Since then, the NRC Europe’s team has grown and is now made up of 10 staff. NRC Europe’s main role is to support NRC, both headquarters and country programmes, in its collaboration with the EU institutions by focusing on fundraising and advocacy activities.
2. ROLE, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support the EU Advocacy Adviser by conducting research into relevant EU foreign, humanitarian and development policies and assisting with advocacy and communication tasks
- Perform administrative tasks including accounting and HR support, procurement and event organisation.
The Advocacy and Admin Assistant will report to the NRC Europe Finance Manager for admin tasks and to the EU Advocacy Adviser.
- Monitoring and preparing notes, briefings and updates on EU institutions and Member States’ humanitarian and development policies and activities;
- Conduct background research on relevant EU policies and activities and analyse official EU documents
- Manage and update NRC Europe contact database
- Assist in the organisations of events, from contacting EU/Member States’ officials to booking venues
- Attend relevant meetings organised by the EU, Member States, NGOs and draft notes
- Provide support for purchases, processing of invoices and bank payments
- Order and manage office supplies and equipment
- Provide support with management of postal, telephone, and general office-wide administration activities
- Provide assistance with recruitment processes when required
- Assist with facility management matters, including liaison with the building manager
- Other tasks as needed
- University degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field such as international relations, European affairs, humanitarian assistance, international development, political science or advocacy.
- Good knowledge of EU institutions
- Excellent oral and communication skills
- Fluency in English, knowledge of other EU languages (French in particular) is an asset
- Organizational skills, ability to multitask, prioritize and work efficiently with limited supervision
- Comfortable in a multicultural professional and/or NGO environment
- Fully computer literate
- Being eligible to work in Belgium
4. TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please click here. Only applications received through the link provided will be considered.
Contract: Belgian “Social immersion professional contract”, with 13th month, meal cheques and transport allowance included.
Starting date: 1st September 2016
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2016