Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a full-time Communications Assistant for a 6-month internship (convention d’immersion professionnelle training contract).

We are looking for an outgoing and creative assistant who has an interest in social media and is eager to gain experience in communications activities within a European NGO.

Missing Children Europe is the European federation for missing and sexually exploited children, representing 31 organisations from 26 European countries. We provide the link between research, policies and organisations on the ground, to protect children from any kind of violence, abuse or neglect that is caused by, or results from them going missing.

The Communications Assistant will report to the Communications and Membership Officer in supporting the implementation of internal and external communication, awareness raising, marketing and press activities based on the new four-year communication strategy.



Supporting the development and implementation of the 2022-2026 communications strategy:

  • Ensure that all external communications, both general and specific to the programmes, are in line with the organisation’s new communication strategy and objectives
  • Ensure the brand of the organisation is strong, consistent and enforced in internal and external efforts
  • Ensure the message house is used accurately
  • Support in the management of the CRM and keep it regularly updated

Coordinating the organisation’s external organisational communication:

  • Support the coordination of content production, design and printing of the annual Figure & Trends report and Annual Impact report
  • Create and disseminate social media content
  • Ensure that missingchildreneurope.eu website is kept up to date and current
  • Writing press releases, newsflashes, newsletters content, success stories etc.
  • Media monitoring and reporting on communication campaigns, social media reach and engagement, Google analytics, bitly, YouTube etc.
  • Support in raising public and political awareness about issues related to missing children through International Missing Children’s Day, NotFound Day, Mediation Week and Runaway Prevention Month
  • Support organising and implementing national and EU communication campaigns for projects, events etc. as well as collaborative communication campaigns by external partners

Assisting programmes and membership staff with communication needs:

  • Support projects and campaigns with necessary marketing and communication efforts
  • Support the facilitation and communication between and towards members: quarterly member newsletters, member campaigns, webinars, and the internal member portal

Work closely with Fundraising Officer:

  • Coordinate advertising campaigns on social media
  • Support fundraising events and campaigns with the necessary marketing and communication efforts


Required profile, skills and background:

  • Recent graduate with a university degree (in communication, journalism, marketing, press relations – desirable) or other relevant field
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English (preferably as a first language)
  • Interest in general human/children’s rights/child protection issues
  • Experience in managing social media profiles and content (desirable)
  • Designing and video editing skills in adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere (desirable)
  • Knowledge of website creation (preferably WordPress) and content management (desirable)
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently as well as stress resistant
  • Ability to work well in small team with people from different professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Positive with a can do attitude with the desire to learn new skills and receive feedback and improve


Our offer:

  • A 6-month convention d’immersion professionnelle training contract in a small but dynamic organisation dealing with problems related to the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children at a European level
  • Remuneration in line with internship remuneration laws within the Brussels Capital Region of around 800 EUR per month
  • Monthly reimbursement of public transport costs or internet allowance and meal vouchers
  • 5 days of paid holiday
  • Hands-on experience in communications for a European Organisation
  • Based in Brussels but working from home while COVID19 restrictions apply


If you believe you qualify for this position, please send a cover letter and your CV (max 2 pages) to Musu Kargbo-Reffell at administrator@missingchildreneurope.eu by 6 December (12 am CET).

Interviews will take place on 14 and 17 December 2021. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Staff recruited by Missing Children Europe will be asked to comply with our child protection policy, including necessary vetting and background checks of personnel.

Missing Children Europe is an equal opportunity employer and does not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.