16 October 2013

International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), Brussels
Project Assistant Officer Internship

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is a Belgian Public Utility Foundation. It is conceived as an inter-disciplinary system of information, communication, debates, analyses and proposals concerning different areas which affect the development of juvenile justice in the world. The Observatory offers different services in French, English and Spanish as well as other languages, addressed to entities, professionals and individuals from all over the world involved and interested in the subject.

At present IJJO offers an internship programme for a Project Assistant Offcer.
Objectives of the internship
• Follow-up of the international, Latin American and national agendas on juvenile justice, Human Rights, security and criminal policies.
• Assistance to the management of daily operational, financial and administrative aspects of projects developed in the Latin-American region.
• Support the IJJO staff in the application and implementation of technical assistance programmes.
• Knowledge of production through policy notes, theoretical and conceptual papers, news and presentations.
• Follow-up of the institutional relations and bilateral agreements between IJJO and regional institutions and national civil service on juvenile justice.
• Development of promotion and communication materials related to the international policy agenda, regional projects and activities.
• Research of experts and specialized professionals and support to the management of networks/think tanks.

• Minimum study level: University degree.
• Specialization: Human Rights, Criminology, Political Sciences, Security, Law.
• Experience and/or knowledge of the work of international development and technical cooperation.
• Native Spanish speaker and excellent English, both written and spoken. French would be a plus.
• Strong research, methodological and argumentative skills are essential.
• Ability to use standard office software like Word and Excel.
• Ability to work independently as well as being part of a team.
• Knowledge of the international policy agenda and Latin American institutions on related subjects.
• It is desirable that the candidate has lived in the Latin American region.

Internship terms
• Maximum 6 months/minimum 3 months (Ffexible period according to the student's availability).
• No financial remuneration is offered by the IJJO (Please check the European ERASMUS and Leonardo Programme opportunities with your university).

How to apply 
If you are interested, please send your CV (with photograph attached) and a motivation letter to internship@oijj.org.

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