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Job Title: Project Coordinator SB Espoir

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Category: Intern

Duration: 5 months

Reports To: SB Overseas Chairperson

Application Deadline: 26th January 2018

Start date: 29th January 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:

SB Espoir Activities

  • Explore, develop and coordinate weekend activities for refugee youth.
  • Plan weekend activities for youths aged 14-18 located at the refugee 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 refugees
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, and screen, volunteers for SB Espoir
  • Maintain the contact list of SB Espoir volunteers
  • Coordinate and confirm volunteer participation in SB Espoir activities each weekend
  • Document and catalogue activities related to SB Espoir for future reference and re-use, including contact details and Lessons-Learned
  • Preparation of 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 take advantage of their volunteer programmes where volunteer hours can be donated: to SB HQ for training opportunities; to SB Espoir in support of weekend activities; or to SB Campagne for 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 SB Campagne

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 language abilities

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


  • Lunch expenses covered
  • Requires travel within Brussels area – expenses paid
  • Will require weekend work for SB Espoir
  • Normal working hours are:
    • Monday – Thursday 0900-1700
    • Sat/Sun – three hours each day.
  • May require periodic overtime


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