For more than 350 years Quaker organisations have promoted nonviolence and peacebuilding seeking to build a sustainable security shared by all people. Since 1979 the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has promoted Quaker values of peace, justice and equality to Europe and its institutions.
QCEA’s peace programme engages with European policy through a multi-year advocacy programme. QCEA is now looking to recruit a Peace Programme Assistant to support the implementation of the Peace Programme. The Peace Programme Assistant reports to the Peace Programme Lead and is a member of the small QCEA team based at Quaker House, Brussels. The role involves support to research and advocacy projects, cooperation with civil society partners and supporting the organisation of diplomatic work at the Quaker House and other venues in Europe.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of EU policy-making and experience of undertaking thorough research on peace and security issues, drafting a variety of outputs and/or supporting the implementation of advocacy projects. The role will support advocacy towards EU policy-makers to discourage the use of military responses where they are likely to be harmful or ineffective, and build the capacity for peacebuilding.
Support to the Implementation of the Peace Programme
Quaker House, Square Ambiorix, Brussels.
QCEA programme assistantships are one year posts with a possible extension for a second year based on performance and organisational need.
The monthly salary will be between 1,593.81 euro and 1,654.90 euro gross (depending on experience). QCEA offers additional net benefits including meal vouchers.
We are able to offer some flexibility in working hours.
We anticipate a start date for this position in April/May 2019.
To apply: please complete an application form and email it to email@example.com by 11am CET on Friday 22 February 2019. Incomplete applications, CVs and additional documents will not be considered.
We are committed to replying to all candidates who have taken the time to complete an application form. QCEA values the intrinsic equality of all people and celebrates diversity.
A first round of interviews are expected to take place mid-March 2019.
For more information about the Quaker Council for European Affairs, please visit www.QCEA.org.