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Project Coordinator - SB Espoir

Project Coordinator - SB Espoir

Duration: 11 months (3 months internship and 8 months CD)

Reports to: SB Overseas Chairperson

Start: 13 Aug 2018

The position of Project Coordinator SB Espoir is located in Brussels and is responsible for the development and implementation of weekend activity plans for refugee youth ages 14-18 years located at refugee centres in Uccle and Neder-Over-Heembeek. The Project Coordinator will create opportunities and coordinate activities for refugee youth that promote career exploration, civic engagement, social interaction, cultural awareness and which ease the integration into the local community.

Primary Tasks:

• Develop and coordinate SB Espoir weekend activities for unaccompanied minors, aged between 14-18 years old living in the centres in Uccle and Neder-Over-Heembeek using SB resources and/or in conjunction with other partners;
• Work with staff located at the centres to explore possible activities, to advertise upcoming activities, to coordinate use of facilities and resources, and to provide feedback;
• Cultivate contacts with local secondary schools, community organisations, (local churches, mosques) local government, businesses, etc., to find “partners” willing to contribute to weekend activities via programmes, personnel or resources;
• Adapt activities depending on the status and abilities of the refugee youth;
• Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, and screen, volunteers for SB Espoir;
• Maintain contact list of SB Espoir volunteers and coordinate volunteer participation in SB Espoir activities each weekend;
• Document and catalogue activities related to SB Espoir for future reference including contact details and lessons and in addition create a weekly report on SB Espoir activities;
• Preparation of monthly report for donors;
• Search for Funding, Donations and Training Opportunities for SB Espoir and SB HQ;
• Search for calls from corporations, community groups, government agencies, etc., for funding, donations, or in-kind training opportunities;
• Prepare a training needs assessment for SB Espoir volunteers and SB HQ staff;
• Work with corporations and government agencies, etc., to organise volunteer programmes where volunteer hours can be donated: to SB HQ for training opportunities; to SB Espoir ; or to SB clothing collection drives;
• Coordinate annual SB “Community Day(s)” where external volunteers sponsored by corporations, government agencies other NGO’s or international organisations, come to SB to receive briefings, awareness and training from SB staff. These external volunteers might also provide in-kind donations of training expertise for the development of SB staff

Secondary Tasks:

• Create awareness in the local community and, where possible, encourage interaction with peer groups of similar age, such as: secondary schools, social events, etc.
• Assist with the planning, coordination and follow-through of the clothing collection drive known as ‘25 tonnes of Hope’.

• Requires work every weekend /3 days in the HQ
• Will require travel within Brussels area
• May require periodic overtime

Expected weekend routine is:

Saturday: 1400-1630 Red Cross Centre in Uccle

Sunday: 1400-1700 Fedasil Centre in Neder-Over-Heembeek

Essential Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience working with youth and/or developing youth activity plans
• Experience writing proposals and presentations
• Excellent communication skills
• Fluent in English and very good in French
• Good computer skills

Desirable Qualifications:

• Community volunteer experience
• Fundraising experience
• Dutch speaker
• Arabic, Pashto, or Dari

Personal Attributes:
• Highly motivated and capable of independent work
• Imaginative and creative
• Comfortable and confident in front of large groups
• Well organised
• Capable of working under the pressure of tight deadlines
• Displays strong personal initiative
• Calm and rational with a logical and analytical approach to problems

To apply send your CV along with motivation letter to by the 31st July 2018.

Project Development Intern

SB Overseas Job Description

Job Title: Project Development Intern
Location: Brussels
Category: Internship
Duration: ± Six months
Reports To: Project Development Officer
Responsible For: Not Applicable
Start: September / February

SB Overseas is a small non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 2013, SB OverSeas provides direct and urgent humanitarian aid to civilians in conflict zones in Syria and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. We give hope and opportunity to women and children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict by providing education, emergency aid and by fostering empowerment for refugees in Lebanon and Belgium.

The position of Project Development Intern is responsible to assist the Project Development Officer in the identification, planning and implementation of development projects; and the search for stable, continuous and reliable sources of funds.

Primary Tasks:
Research calls and other sources of funds from corporations, foundations, government organisations, and other international organisations
Assist the Project Development Officer in preparation of funding proposals/requests
As directed by the Project Development Officer, engage in direct contact with potential donors, organisations, and other potential sources of funds
Assist the Project Development Officer in the preparation of development project proposals
Assist the Project Development Officer in the preparation of an implementation plan, timeline and cost accounting for each approved development project
Assist the Project Development Officer in the preparation of reports and official letters for sponsors/donors providing updates and end-of-project reports with regard to expenditure of funds and overall success of the project
Assist the Project Development Officer as directed

Secondary Tasks:
Participation in SB Espoir weekend activities as a team member
Preparation of SB Espoir weekend reports for presentation to the Project Development Officer

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
Experience writing proposals and presentations
Fundraising experience
Very good communication skills
Fluent in English
Good computer skills

Desirable Qualifications:
Fundraising experience
Project development experience
Refugee experience
Multi-national experience
Second language: French and/or Dutch

Personal Attributes:
Highly motivated, energetic, and capable of independent work
Confident and direct when representing SB Overseas to sponsors/donors or funding agencies
Displays strong personal initiative
Works well under pressure
Social and engaging with excellent interpersonal skills
Flexible and open to new ideas
Calm and rational with a logical and analytical approach to problems

Normal office environment, with regular outdoor activity on weekends
May require travel within EU or to Lebanon
Will require weekend work for SB Espoir
Normal working hours are: Monday – Thursday 0900-1700
Sat/Sun – three hours each day.


Currently no vacancies available.

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