Monday, March 27, 2017

Volunteer Wanted at World Vision Brussels & EU Representation

Offer for Volunteer position at World Vision Brussels & EU Representation
About World Vision
World Vision is an international relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries around the globe and is a member of the confederation CONCORD representing more than 1600 European NGOs at the European Institutions.
World Vision Brussels & EU Representation (EUREP) based in Brussels serves to interact with the European Union (EU) and to facilitate the link of the international partnership of World Vision with the EU institutions.
About the Volunteer position offered by World Vision Brussels & EU Representation 
The Volunteer for Advocacy & Policy department will:
  • Work and support the Advocacy & Policy team across different work streams (peace & security, food and nutrition security, migration etc).
  • Provide support to the team on a wide range of tasks: administration, event organisation, (social) media outreach, campaigns, desk research.
  • Take part in meetings, workshops, trainings or any event of relevance to World Vision’s work, including taking minutes and reporting to the team as appropriate.
  • Work full time 5 days/week in the office.
Qualification required and key competencies:
  • Relevant degree – in EU politics, Human Rights, International Affairs, etc.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the European Union.
  • Communications – demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills as well as social media skills with a proven ability to craft clear and resonant messages.
  • Excellent fluency in English – Good command of French is desirable.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, Databases and Adobe (preferably).
  • Self-Motivated – able to work independently and proactively, as well as under supervision, sometimes under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks under pressure.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the right to work in Brussels.
World Vision Brussels does provide the volunteers with a monthly payment for expenses incurred (e.g., transport, food) using a lump sum allowance.
Insurance coverage for any accident incurred in relation to their paid or voluntary work for World Vision ensuring opportunities for learning and development with supervisory support provided by an experienced staff member.
How to apply
Please send your CV and motivation letter (no longer than 1 page) to the following address by 31st March 2017 if you are interested to apply for the Volunteer position with the Advocacy & Policy team, using as email reference “Volunteer Advocacy & Policy”:
Preferred start date for the Advocacy & Policy Volunteer: as soon as possible.
The internship will run until end of August 2017.
For more information, please consult our website:
Only short-listed of candidates will be contacted.

Fall 2017 Fundraising Gala Planner

OPEN POSITION: Fall 2017 Fundraising Gala Planner
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: Washington, DC / Remote
HIRING NEED: Immediate - April 2017


CORE, Inc. (CORE Group) is a leader in global community health, working to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths around the world. We have a comparative advantage through collaborative action to promote and safeguard health in communities and create new models for reaching the most marginalized populations. As a neutral, trusted platform for a coalition of more than 100 members, we work together with the broader global health community to foster collaboration and learning, strengthen technical capacity, develop innovative tools and resources, and scale evidence-based approaches to improving health. Learn more here:
2017 marks CORE Group’s 20th Anniversary, and CORE Group’s accomplishments are being celebrated each month of the year. Many of the achievements will be highlighted at the Fall 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference (September 25 – 29, 2017), particularly during a special gala event to celebrate our 20 years of working to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths around the world. The Gala is mainly a fundraising event and at the same time, celebratory.


CORE Group hosts two Global Health Practitioner Conferences (GHPC) each year. The Fall 2017 GHPC will be held over five days (September 25 – 29) in Baltimore, MD at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. The gala will be held at the same hotel on Thursday evening, September 28, 2017. CORE Group will work with the Consultant to handle the local logistic arrangements for the gala, including registration, supplies, and general communications.
The Consultant will assist with the overall planning and design of the gala including planning calls and agenda input, and s/he will manage content development and coordinate with all point people, speakers, etc. S/he will work with CORE Group Staff, as well as the Fall Conference Consultant. The Consultant will provide support on the day of the Gala to CORE Group staff for the coordination of activities.
The main responsibility of the Gala Coordinator will be to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan for the Gala, in coordination with Board members and the Executive Director. Given this is CORE Group’s first Gala and fundraising event, we are looking for innovative ideas, a solid plan, and an experienced fundraiser. The Coordinator will work with CORE Group staff to implement the fundraising plan, connect with potential partners/donors, assist in the messaging and marketing plan, and execute fundraising activities during the event.
Other activities may include: establishing an SMS – donation plan, collect donations for auctions, search for keynote speakers or guest speakers and entertainment, assist in establishing a guest list and assist with outreach to potential guests and partners, work in partnership with possible vendors, compile or develop materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations, develop and maintain media contact lists, direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members, secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors, and prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, or gift bags.
Responsibilities may include:
General & Admin
  • In collaboration with CORE Group Staff, assist with the event planning and coordination process
o Meet with CORE Group staff to verify roles / responsibilities
o Participate in Planning Committee calls
o Facilitate planning input and support agenda development
o Report progress on areas of consultant’s responsibility
o Participate in a debriefing activity with CORE Group staff
Concept Development, Marketing, Communications & Event Visibility
  • Develop an appropriate overall event theme, including name
  • Define the size and scope of the event, including guest count
  • Assist in the development of an event marketing plan
o Define the key message(s) to articulate for event
o Develop branding plan to clearly articulate message(s) within the event
o Prepare and maintain event website content
  • Develop an outreach plan
  • Recommend options for media elements (event video / animation) to be shown at event
o Oversee the production of any / all event media elements
  • Present stationery options, including: save-the-date, invitation, escort card, menu card, table number, program book, signage
o Develop print timeline
o Coordinate all aspects of creating, printing, calligraphy and mailing stationery items
Event Planning Details
  • Create an overall timeline with task checklist
  • Prepare an event budget; update periodically
  • Create and manage the event program
  • Recommend entertainment options
  • Recommend, arrange for and coordinate presenters for event program
  • Act as liaison to program presenters and selected entertainers
  • Coordinate logistics for program presenters, entertainers
  • Develop and manage a staffing and volunteer plan for the Event
  • Recommend options for audio / visual elements for the Event
o Act as liaison to audio / visual vendors
o Oversee all audio / visual aspects at the Event
  • Recommend options for light and staging elements for the Event
Event Sponsorship
  • Create a recommended fundraising matrix for the event, including revenue expectations
  • Create a sponsorship solicitation plan and timeline to be implemented by the event committee in coordination with the Development staff
  • Consult on the design and preparation of solicitation materials
  • Outreach to possible donors and partners
Venue Coordination & Management
  • Act as liaison to selected venue manager(s) in conjunction with the Fall Conference Consultant and CORE Group staff
  • Keep venue informed of changes/removals/additions to the event
  • Provide venue with total guest count by date stated on contract
  • Create and present floor plans; create final plan for all vendors
  • Engage all appropriate venue vendors
  • Validate that each vendor is prepared to execute event per Contract.
  • Manage all vendors leading up to and on the day of event.
  • Have scheduled meetings with venue and meet with lead staff assigned to the event to ensure clarity of roles, approve the timeline and flow and ensure all contracted services are ready for execution
On-Site Coordination
  • Ensure event flows per timeline
  • Act as point person for all vendors, including the venue
  • Validate vendors set up per floor plan and execute per the terms of their contract
  • Coordinate the set-up and breakdown of the event venue
  • Coordinate all “day of” volunteers and event staff
  • Handle and manage any last minute concerns
  • Other activities requested by the Executive Director


Terms of reimbursement and amount will be discussed during interview.
Only U.S.-based candidates who are eligible to work in the United States will be considered.

Please email your CV, cover letter, and references to Use “Fall Gala 2017 Event Planner - Last Name” as the subject line – no phone calls please. Only potential interviewees will be contacted.

International Sales Executive Intern

Our main company is based in Germany (Mainz) but we also have a subsidiary in Malta. This internship takes place in Germany. ML Components GmbH is the premier distributor of semiconductors and electronic components. Our extensive, worldwide supplier base offers our global customers quick access to difficult-to-find parts. We are a strong and rapidly growing company with a competitive and energetic work environment. The International Business Development Executive will be responsible for the sale of semiconductors and electronic components. The ideal candidate must be well-versed in the process of defining, developing, prospecting, servicing and nurturing a defined account base.
  • Demonstrates technical selling skills
  • Complete understanding of pricing and quotes process
  • Work closely with colleagues and management to provide clients with most efficient and professional service possible
  • Maintains accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, closed sales, and follow-up activities
  • Demonstrates the ability to gather order information and submit detailed information for processing orders
  • Work closely with colleagues and management to provide clients with most efficient and professional service
  • Maximizes all opportunities in the process of closing a sale resulting in increasedmarket share globally
  • Play an active role in the execution of Marketing and Business Development strategies
  • Outgoing, positive personality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Intermediate Computer Skills including typing, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Motivation, drive and a desire to achieve financial success
  • Strong command of the English Language, good German Language (B2)
    - additional languages are an asset
  • Sales or Business Development experience is an advantage
Please send your CV to:

Parlamentarische/r Assistent/in

Die oberfränkische CSU-Europaabgeordnete Monika Hohlmeier sucht für ihr Büro im Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel eine/n
parlamentarische/n Assistenten/in
·    politische Beratung bei Dossiers des Innenausschusses im Europäischen Parlament
·    inhaltliche Assistenz der Abgeordneten im Rahmen der Arbeitsgruppe Luft- und Raumfahrt
·    inhaltliche Assistenz der Abgeordneten bei Fraktions- und Delegationsangelegenheiten
·    Recherchetätigkeiten in aktuellen Politikbereichen
·    Terminkoordination und -vorbereitung
·    Bearbeitung von Bürgeranliegen
·    erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Master-Studium (vorzugsweise Recht oder Politikwissenschaften)
·    Muttersprache Deutsch, darüber hinaus sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift, Französisch- und weitere Sprachkenntnisse sind von Vorteil
·    Organisationstalent
·    hohes Maß an Engagement, Zuverlässigkeit und Teamgeist sowie die Bereitschaft, auch über die üblichen Arbeitszeiten hinaus tätig zu sein
·    Kontaktfreudigkeit und offenes Auftreten
·    sehr gute Auffassungsgabe
·    Lernbereitschaft
·    gute Computerkenntnisse (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Ich biete Ihnen einen interessanten und modernen Arbeitsplatz im Europäischen Parlament in einem sympathischen, dynamischen und engagierten Team.
Interessierte Bewerber/innen richten ihre aussagekräftigen und vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen mit Angabe des frühestmöglichen Eintrittstermins per E-Mail bitte an folgende Adresse: (Betreff: Bewerbung Brüssel 2017).

Global Sustainability Institute, visiting fellowship

Visiting fellowship at internationally renowned sustainability institute. Up to £2k for travel and accommodation in Cambridge, UK. Full details here:

Head of Unit IT

The EBA is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Head of Unit IT at its offices in London, United Kingdom, to a team of IT professionals in the provision of strategic and operational support in all information and communication technology matters.

Web Editing and User Support Intern

European Schoolnet is searching for an enthusiastic intern with technical skills to join its School Education Gateway Team.
The School Education Gateway (SEG) is an online platform for teachers and school staff to learn about and get interested in the European action for schools. The Teacher Academy, as part of SEG, and the European Schoolnet Academy provide online courses to teachers (MOOC). We are looking for a dynamic and autonomous colleague to join the team to support web editing, web mastering and user support tasks.
Profile and skills
The applicant should have:
  • At least a Bachelor degree in a relevant subject (e.g. technology, communications, digital media, etc…) or a relevant substantial experience.
  • Experience of web editing and publishing: knowledge of web publishing tools, CMS and HTML.
  • Basic photo and video editing skills.
  • Experience of user support or customer service tasks.
  • An excellent command of English, both spoken and written. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Solid problem-solving skills and the ability to juggle priorities and assignments.
  • A good work ethic, able to work well in teams and independently, sometimes to short deadlines.
  • Experience of creating navigational maps and wireframes.
  • Knowledge of design, usability and accessibility best practices (W3C, WAI)
  • Interest in education and the use of ICT in teaching and learning.
  • Duration: 6 month internship starting mid-April 2017.
  • Compensation: a monthly stipend of 1000€/net will be allocated to the intern.
  • Deadline for applications: until the post is filled.
How to apply:
Please send your CV and motivation letter in English to us: and make sure to include in the subject: SEG-Academies Internship. Please note: the motivation letter should show how your background or interests fit the tasks planned for this internship. Interviews will take soon as possible either in Brussels or at distance. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
About European Schoolnet:
European Schoolnet ( is the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners. Since its founding in 1997, European Schoolnet has used its links with education ministries to help schools make effective use of educational technologies, equipping both teachers and pupils with the skills to achieve in the knowledge society.
European Schoolnet
61, rue de Trèves, 1040 Bruxelles
Tél : 02/790 75 75,

Software Architect

The consultant/s shall be requested to perform various tasks related to the projects, products, applications and services managed by the ICT unit. The tasks will include:
Design, integration and implementation experience in one or more of the following domains:
  • Workflow and Case Management;
  • Portal and web content management;
  • Document management;
  • Master data management;
  • Identity Access Management;
  • Data Warehouse, ETL and BI architecture;
  • Java and other programming languages.
• Ability to use the software architecture tools and methodologies as specified in the service request, especially on large and complex projects;
• Extensive working experience in delivering solutions following:
  • Object oriented analysis and design methodologies;
  • Service Oriented Architecture principles;
  • Data Warehouse Architecture principles and patterns ;
  • Iterative and Agile (i.e. Kanban, Scrum, other lean techniques) development methodologies.
  • Min . 12 years in IT (12 years of higher studies + professional IT experience./ Min. 8 years professional IT experience in System architecture and functional design;
  • Review business requirements, identifying high risk and/or costly requirements;
  • Ensure functional and non-functional requirements such as security and performance are met by the system’s architecture and liaise with the stakeholders where necessary;
  • Analyse candidate architectures in order to design and conduct proof of concepts and prototypes, validating that the proposed solution architecture meets the functional and non-functional requirements using existing components of the Agency’s reference architecture or, if necessary, introducing new ones;
  • Co-operate with data architects on the feasibility of logical and physical data models;
  • Design, communicate and document solution architecture, including as-is/to-be system designs, development and deployment views, satisfying functional and non-functional requirements and complying with EMA’s Enterprise Architecture standards;
  • Lead the decision making process for the necessary solution architecture decisions and ensure they are justified and documented;
  • Co-operate with project manager and define and estimate work packages and allocate resources according to their skills for project work;
  • Present solution architecture to Enterprise Architecture Board and address resulting actions;
  • Actively participate in software implementation phase according to defined requirements, including user interface design and application security aspects, in compliance with agreed project planning;
  • Ensure the delivery of good quality software product by:
    • Confirming the implementation of unit and integration testing of the system’s key functional requirement by the development team;
    • Leading architecture and code reviews and addressing outcomes of the reviews;
    • Clearly articulating tactical decisions taken during the course of the project, enabling a development team to address them.
  • Capacity to assist with the evaluation and testing of products delivered by external system suppliers to ensure that they conform to requirements and technical standards.
  • Communication abilities:
    • Able to liaise with different stakeholders (e.g. business users, management and development teams) to understand requirements and communicate key technical issues appropriate for the audience.
    • Liaise with release managers, operations and support teams, providing the necessary documentation support and training to transition the system to production
  • Supervisory experience:
 Able to define tasks and assign them to developers according to the nature of the task and the developer’s skills.
  • Leadership capabilities:
    • Demonstrable leadership capabilities are mandatory;
    • Experience in coaching developers in new technologies;
    • Experience in managing interactions between the development team and other stakeholders (system administrators / technical operators, testers, support teams, analysts, management, business, etc.).     

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