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European Voluntary Service 2012 - EATG is looking for a youngvolunteer to join our office team
Jan 12th, 2012 - 09:42:33
Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Belgium.pdf
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From: Ana Lucia Cardoso
Subject: [MEMBERS] European Voluntary Service 2012 - EATG is looking
for a young volunteer to join our office team
EC Youth in Action - European Voluntary Service (EVS) vacancy in Belgium
The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) is looking for a volunteer to
support us with our communication work towards people living with
HIV/AIDS and other stakeholders. The volunteer would be involved in
projects to raise awareness about HIV in Europe, mainly among young
EATG is a large network of activists; we regularly receive suggestions
from our members for new projects and initiatives. Our members are
activists that advocate for best access to HIV prevention, treatment
and care across Europe. We develop projects for universal access to
HIV medicines and prevention.
The volunteer would help us in our daily tasks; work in a young and
friendly environment in our office in Brussels and collaborate with
our network of members and partners.
The volunteer would participate in the seminars and trainings
organized by the European Commission, in the framework of Youth in
Action Programme; language courses in Brussels (French, German or
Dutch); activities in different European countries targeted at the
most at risk groups for HIV transmission, e.g. projects aiming to
decrease stigma and discrimination; raising awareness and developing
knowledge of young people on HIV related issues, as well as sexual
health and other sexual transmitted diseases; disseminating
information about European activities for HIV prevention, treatment
The scope of our work is the European region, however, our activities
focusalso in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The volunteer will workwith our Secretariat based in Brussels for the
period of one year, if possible starting 1st May 2012.
- Organisation of events, including trainings: logistic
support, communication with participants and follow up (e.g. attending
workshops on HIV treatment and prevention in different countries;
participating in AIDS conferences and supporting us with our
exhibition/booths in conferences; organising actions and
demonstrations related to HIV prevention and treatment)
- Contributing to projects on HIV prevention, treatment and care
- Support implementation of EATG communication strategy (e.g.
members relations, drafting articles and editing the newsletter,
updating website, organisation of our library and databases, updating
Facebook and Twitter pages with main HIV news)
- Drafting documents and performing small translations; support
dissemination of information and media relations; representing the
organisation in events
- Office support: on finances and filing, depending on
interests and experience of the volunteer
- Possible development of a project for the young HIV community
in Europe with impact at national level
The volunteer would learn about issues related to public health and in
particular HIV and access to treatment, and will get the knowledge and
skills to develop projects related to HIV prevention, treatment and
care. We also expect the volunteer to improvehis/her communication and
organizational skills through work on communications, event
organisation and office/members support.
The volunteer would also have the opportunity to know more about the
EU institutional environment and the main decision/policy makers in
the health field.
Participation in the seminars and trainings organised by the European
Commission, in the framework of the Youth in Action Programme -
European Voluntary Service, and language courses in Brussels (French,
German or Dutch) will be included in the programme.
- Good communication skills
- Interest in HIV/AIDS issues, or discrimination and social exclusion
- Interest in health and human rights
- Motivation to share knowledge at national level and raise awareness
on HIV prevention
We are looking for volunteers with a strong interest on HIV/AIDS
issues, or with a strong interest in learning more about HIV. Young
people living with HIV and/or volunteers from different backgrounds
and part of migrant or other communities vulnerable to HIV
transmission are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage young
people with fewer opportunities to apply.
The selection is based on the motivation to develop projects on
HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care and to further disseminate
information to his/her community back home.
We cover all the livingexpenses of the volunteer during his/her stay
in Brussels (accommodation, transport, pocket money, courses) and we
give a monthly compensation for the volunteer's work. Deadline for
applications is the 23rd January, if interested send your CV and
motivation letter to Ana Lucia Cardoso at analucia.cardoso (at) eatg.org.
More about the EC YouthProgramme - European Voluntary Service:
Ana Lúcia Cardoso
Training and Communications Coordinator
European AIDS Treatment Group
Place Raymond Blyckaerts 13
Tel.: +32 2 626 96 42
Fax.: +32 2 644 33 07