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Health Policy Assistant (Intern)

  • European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: April 20, 2024
  • European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: April 20, 2024
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: simona.barbu@feantsa.org


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Start date: June 2024;

  • Location: FEANTSA Secretariat in Brussels;

  • Type of contract: full-time (38 hours) compensated internship under Belgian law;

  • Duration of contract: 6 months;

  • Deadline for applications: 20.04.2024, 23:59 Brussels time.


Internship under Belgian “convention d’immersion professionnelle” (please see https://www.bruxelles-j.be/travailler/ton premier-emploi/la-conventiondimmersionprofessionnelle/ [in French or Dutch] for explanations).

FEANTSA is the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless, is an Umbrella organisation with over 130 members across Europe. FEANTSA is the only European NGO focusing specifically on homelessness.

As a Health Policy Assistant, you will be assisting the work of FEANTSA on health inequalities in connection to homelessness and contribute to the work of a European network with research, policy and advocacy. You will be responsible with the implementation of concrete actions, with assistance from the FEANTSA secretariat.

PROFILE:

  • Good communication and public speaking skills as well as written English. Additional languages are an asset;

  • Understanding of the functioning of the European institutions and EU policy making;

  • Interest in health and homelessness;

  • Good writing and analytical skills;

  • Pro-active, independent worker, self-motivation, purpose-driven, ability to multi-task, prioritise tasks effectively and respect deadlines;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a medium-size, busy, international team.


Advantageous

  • Professional/volunteer experience or academic understanding of homelessness;

  • Previous experience and/or studies in public health and/or policies;

  • Experience working in a (EU-level or national) not-for-profit or governmental organisation.


TASKS:

The following list should be used as a reference. In no way will the intern be asked to fulfil all the tasks below simultaneously. There will also be a certain flexibility according to the interests and learning objectives of the successful candidate:

  • Monitor EU policy development in connection to public health and identify relevant files for the work of FEANTSA;

  • Carry out research, good practice collection and mapping exercises on inadequate housing, health situation of people experiencing homelessness;

  • Prepare and contribute to policy papers, research reports, newsletters, etc;

  • Identify opportunities and regularly engage with EU institutions to promote the inclusion of homelessness in relevant public health policies;

  • Contribute to the preparation, organisation, and follow-up of events within the organisation;

  • Prepare technical reports, administrative deliverables;

  • Represent FEANTSA at events and in different consortiums;

  • Support the communication team and the core team of FEANTSA in disseminating activities.


HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a CV and a 1-page letter of application in English by 20.04.2024, 23:59 Brussels time to: Simona Barbu (she/her), Health Policy Officer simona.barbu@feantsa.org.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Apply now

Apply for this job

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: simona.barbu@feantsa.org

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