Traineeship (Turkey Programme support)

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27 Jan 2022
The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a grant-giving organisation based in Brussels. 
EED’s goal is to provide flexible support to democracy activists, complementing other EU and member state democracy support programmes. EED provides context-based, demand driven support based on a principle of fostering democracy and facilitating initiatives of local actors. EED believes in taking an unconventional approach to supporting democracy through investing in transformational ideas and the people behind them. Its geographic mandate covers the European neighbourhood and beyond, including Turkey.
EED seeks a trainee for a 12-month traineeship (starting April/May 2022) for its Turkey Programme Support.
The trainee will assist the Programme Managers and Team responsible for Turkey with a range of tasks, including reviewing proposals from relevant countries, monitoring/assessing ongoing projects, collecting and providing information about EED partners’ work and assisting with arranging events and advocacy meetings for relevant EED partners.
We seek candidates who have an interest in and clear understanding of the work and dynamics of civil society and good knowledge of the region’s political context. Proficiency in Turkish language required, in addition to English. 
Start date: April/May 2022, duration: one year
N.B. For practical reasons, citizenship of an EU Member State or residency in the European Union is preferred.
How to apply
Should you be interested in a position and meet the criteria, please submit your CV (Europass format), motivation letter and contact information for two referees using the online application form.
After successfully submitting your application, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. Please no phone calls/emails/letters. Applications will be subjected to pre-employment screening & vetting, including criminal records check.
The application deadline is 14 February 2022 at midnight Brussels time. 
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every application, therefore only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will however be kept on file and candidates will be contacted if a suitable opportunity arises in the future. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.
Terms and Salary
Preferred contractual relations with the trainees is a Convention d'immersion professionnelle (a professional immersion agreement under Belgian Law). The expected level of monthly remuneration is around €1,450 net per month, in addition to meal vouchers and the reimbursement of a monthly subscription to Brussels public transport.
Work place: EED Secretariat, located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.
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