Event Assistant - Development Policy Forum & Life Quality Europe

Friends of Europe – Les amis de l'Europe is a leading think-tank that aims to stimulate thinking on key global and European political challenges. Our insightful and timely publications and animated debates provide access to sharp analysis and information. We promote the confrontation of ideas that is vital to policymaking and encourage wider involvement in Europe’s future.
Our portfolio of publications and events means that Friends of Europe contributes ideas on almost all EU-related issues. We have developed particular expertise in the areas of Global Europe, the Future of Europe, Greening Europe, Competitive Europe and Life Quality Europe.
We are now looking for an Events Assistant for our Development Policy Forum and Life Quality Europe pillars with interest and ideally relevant knowledge in international development issues, health, education and employment. As an integral part of a small and dynamic team, the Events Assistant will contribute significantly to the operations of the think tank under the supervision of the Programme Manager.
Responsibilities will include:
 Supporting the administrative and organisational event related work, such as database management, contacting participants, registration and logistics, etc.
 Updating the website regularly, both the events and policy area pages
 Contributing to the production of marketing and communication material, including programmes, reports, invitations, etc.
 Assisting in the research of potential speakers as well as authors for our journal Europe’s World
 Helping on-site during events
 Keeping abreast with developments and trends in Europe and beyond relevant to the assisting with the development of content material as needed, including writing news articles
Desired Profile:
 University degree or equivalent
 English mother tongue or similar, other languages an asset
 A background or interest in international relations, development, health, employment and
education issues
 Pro-active attitude, highly motivated, well-organised and detail-oriented
 Good organisational and communication skills (oral and written)
 Flexible, adaptable and resourceful team players
 Ability to work well under pressure with fixed deadlines and little supervision
 Excellent computer skills (MS Office packages, social media, etc.)
Only for EU nationals or non-EU nationals in possession of a valid work permit.
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to: jobs@friendsofeurope.org, indicating the position in the subject and explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and how your skills will benefit the overall work of Friends of Europe. Internship is for 6 months starting on 7 April 2014. Please note that due to the high volume of applications only a short list of candidates will be contacted.