Advocacy officer (stipend)

Mushkila Kabira

EU CANDIDATES ONLY!

Mobile Info Team (MIT) is a Greece-based organisation that provides legal advice and information to people seeking asylum and refugees throughout Greece and as part of the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN). BVMN is an independent Network of civil society organisations mainly based in the Balkan regions and in Greece, which monitors human rights violations at Europe’s borders and advocates to stop the violence exerted against people-on-the-move.

What we need:

Mobile Info Team is seeking an independent, dedicated, compassionate individual with experience in advocacy and with strong knowledge of human rights, specifically regarding migration in Europe. The Advocacy Officer will work closely with the Research Officer as part of a small advocacy team.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Monitor and report on legislative and policy changes pertaining to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on both an EU and national Greek level
  • Monitor and report on the human rights situation in Greece particularly regarding asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
  • Identify advocacy opportunities that align with MIT’s topics of expertise, to engage in meetings, carry out policy analyses and provide evidentiary briefings to key advocacy targets
  • Act as the focal point for MIT within the Border Violence Monitoring Network, attending weekly meetings and working within the advocacy group to bring updates and evidence from Greece that contributes to EU based advocacy, special reports, UN submissions and legal advocacy efforts
  • Act as a focal point for MIT’s engagement with external relations including the International Detention Coalition, journalists and civil society organisations, attending conferences and speaking in webinars
  • Identify newsworthy media opportunities, writing strong media pitches, press releases, and statements which generate maximum impact
  • Design, implement and update MIT’s advocacy strategy in close collaboration with the Research Officer
  • Design and implement research projects in collaboration with the Research Officer, including data collection, analysis and report writing
  • Support the BVMN Thessaloniki team with collection of testimonies on pushbacks and detention and other activities
  • Collaborate in the management of social media to increase outreach and raise awareness on the situation in Greece
  • Collaborate with organisations and humanitarian actors across Greece and Europe

Profile:

  • Experience in research, policy or advocacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an very good command of English
  • Strong independent work ethic that can drive completion of long term projects
  • Adept at working in variable context, comfortable with unpredictability and change
  • Experience working collaboratively with different stakeholders including civil society groups
  • Knowledge of the Common European Asylum system
  • Knowledge of pushbacks, border violence and migration flows
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Experience managing social media accounts
  • Experience interviewing vulnerable groups is desirable
  • Experience writing press releases and speaking to media is considered an asset
  • Willing to relocate to Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Must be eligible to reside and work in the EU

Benefit:

A challenging and fulfilling experience to work directly on research and engage with advocacy around human rights violations and asylum in Europe. To facilitate your time here, we are able to offer a compensation of 750 euros per month.

Commitment:

To maintain organisational stability we are looking for a commitment of at least 6 months, starting as soon as possible. The role is based in Thessaloniki. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to commit for longer.

How to apply

If you are interested, please send a CV and short motivation letter to [email protected]. Please include when you would be available to start as well as your consent to process your personal data in your email. References, criminal record check and an assessment will form part of the hiring process. We will review applications on a rolling basis and hire as soon as the right match is found.


Closing date: 24 Nov 2023

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