Advocacy and EaP Index Trainee

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Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Position description

The trainee will work in the EaP CSF Secretariat for 8 months to support the work of the office, preferably starting 3 June 2024.

Description of the role

The selected trainee will provide support to the EaP CSF Secretariat on policy and advocacy, regranting, project management, and membership management, inter alia. An important part of the work focuses on the Eastern Partnership Index, in terms of project management and advocacy.

This Advocacy and EaP Index traineeship is perfect for young graduates and young professionals who have some prior knowledge of the EaP policy and data analysis for policy making, and want to understand more about the works of the EU in its Eastern Neighbourhood. This traineeship will also allow the selected candidate to deepen their understanding of the work done by civil society organisations in the EaP region.

Profile of the candidate

The trainee:

  • Ideally, has a good understanding of the workings of the EU, bilateral and multi-lateral tracks of the Eastern Partnership, and civil society involvement in the Eastern Partnership and enlargement policies;
  • Is a recent graduate in European Studies, International Relations, Political Science, or other related fields;
  • Has an advanced command of English with proven drafting ability; knowledge of any other language from the EaP region, notably local EaP languages and/ or Russian, is an advantage;
  • Has a good level of proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point and is keen to explore other digital tools and software;
  • Preferably has experience using national and international statistical databases (OECD, UN, EUROSTAT);
  • Is flexible to perform a wide variety of tasks in a small team;
  • Has the capacity to work independently;
  • Is able to meet deadlines while maintaining attention to details.

Main responsibilities

  • Supporting the Advocacy team in the implementation of the Advocacy strategy of the EaP CSF;
  • Contributing to the organisation of the EaP CSF Civil Society Summit (November 2024);
  • Contributing to the advocacy activities promoting the findings and recommendations stemming from the latest edition of the EaP Index;
  • Supporting the elaboration of the next iteration of the EaP Index;
  • Drafting statements, speeches and briefing documents, advocacy letters to support EaP CSF’s advocacy priorities;
  • Conducting desk research on different aspects of EaP countries policies;
  • Conducting data analysis for policy making [including data gathering, data cleaning, data interpretation and analysis];
  • Liaising with members, delegates of the Forum and EaP Index experts;
  • Assisting with contracting procedures;
  • Conducting media monitoring on developments within the EaP region;
  • Taking notes and minutes during internal and external EaP-related events;
  • Engaging in various other tasks across the organisation and supporting the team as required.


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