Vacancy for a Junior Project Officer - Apply by 19 May 2017

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a versatile and dynamic Junior Project Officer to support the organisation’s activities and initiatives in the field of missing and exploited children, in particular the implementation of the “AMINA Programme - Safeguarding migrant children across Europe”.


The AMINA programme is a 3-year programme aiming to close the protection gaps that lead to disappearance and exploitation of children in migration and to contribute to creating an environment where policy and legislative processes at EU and national level give primary consideration to the best interest of the child. The specific objectives of this programme are:

§  To protect children whilst they are on the move throughout Europe though IT solutions

§  To combat the disappearance and trafficking of (unaccompanied) children across borders

§  To create a more positive narrative on children in migration

§  To increase national and European investment in support for children in migration


The Junior Project Officer will support the Head of Programme on children in migration and work in close cooperation with members of the team in the implementation of the programme, in particular:

·   Support with the administrative work related to the day-to-day running of the programme, including drafting periodic reports to staff, funder, partners and relevant stakeholders and contributing to ensuring timeliness

·    Support the Financial Department in monitoring budgetary resources 

·    Support the coordination of the project partnership, including with the organisation and participation in project and ad hoc meetings

·    Support the implementation of the programme’s communication strategy towards relevant stakeholders and public

·    Support the presentation of the programme in internal and external events as relevant

·   Undertake specific research on relevant issues, including EU and national policy and law in relation to the protection of children on the move, child trafficking, child rights and protection and international protection

·   Other tasks upon request

Profile, skills and background:

·    University degree in a relevant field including international relations, communication, EU affairs, human rights or similar

·   1-2 years of professional experience in project support or management

·    Experience in working in the NGO sector / EU umbrella organisations

·    Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

·    Excellent command of English (Missing Children Europe’s working language) and fluency in at least one other European language

·    Strong interpersonal skills for team work and autonomy in driving forward own work

·    Ability to work quickly and efficiently on multiple tasks and respect deadlines 

·    Experience in working with funders, (ideally trusts / foundations), would be an asset

·    Experience in and understanding of general human rights issues and children’s rights / child protection issues and or       migration issues would be an asset

·    Experience in management of IT projects would be an asset

·    Knowledge of Arabic or Farsi would be an asset

·    Willingness to travel


Our offer:



·    An exciting job in a small but dynamic organisation dealing with problems related to the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children at a European level.


·         Full-time, 3-year contract with possibility of extension 

·         Starting date: 13 June 2017.


·   Remuneration will depend of the candidate’s experience and qualification, following the remuneration scheme of Missing Children Europe. Packages include holiday scheme, 13th months, lunch vouchers, hospitalisation insurance and reimbursement of 78,6% of transport costs.

If you believe you qualify for this position please send a completed application form (you can download it here), along with your CV to Valentina Morese, Finance and HR Officer of Missing Children Europe, by email: by 19 May 2017. Please note that each candidate needs to provide two referees in the application form, who will be contacted only after the interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will take place on 2 June 2017

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