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CIR – Junior Program Assistant – Tunisia

Il Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati per l’Africa Settentrionale ricerca un/a Junior Program Assistant per la sua sede centrale del coordinamento regionale in Tunisia. Durata del contratto 3 mesi, rinnovabili. Scadenza candidature 30 settembre 2017



Junior Program Assistant
Place of work: Tunis, Tunisia – Central office for regional coordination
Referent: Program Manager Tunisia and Libya – Italian Council for Refugees (CIR)
Type of contract: Project contract
Salary: To be defined
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension
Expiration date: 30th September 2017


Job Overview/Summary:
CIR Northern Africa seeks a young, talented and motivated professional to join the team in Tunis.
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Junior Program Assistant will support the setup of CIR’s operations in Libya and Tunisia.

The selected candidate will work closely with the Program Manager responsible for activities in Libya and Tunisia and her/his tasks will vary between, but not limited to :
Assisting the Program Manager in daily activities: translation of documents, writing narrative reports, providing logistic support in project implementation and participating in the organizational phases of events, study visits and workshops, assisting in the inventory process and with archiving, inserting data and maintaining records as instructed by senior staff members,
Participating in external meeting if needed.
Cooperating with the Communication Office in ensuring the transmission of programme related information between the team.
Researching and monitoring funding opportunities, cooperating in project proposal drafting.
Supervising the monitoring activities conducted by CIR staff on the field.


Essential Qualifications:
University Degree in political sciences, international development, sociology, migration studies, international asylum law (other related field can also be considered);
Good knowledge of migration, asylum and refugee issues;
Proficiency in English and French (both written and verbal);
Excellent communication skills;
Ability to communicate and work in a multicultural environment and with people from different backgrounds;
High stress management capacity, especially in pressing and emergency contexts;
Predisposition to teamwork and to collaborate profusely with other operators;
Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks;
Availability to work with flexible working hours;
Strong motivation in working with migration-related issues and for a not-for-profit organization.


Desirable Qualifications:
MAs or equivalent level in social sciences, e.g. in political sciences, international development, sociology, migration studies, international asylum law (other related fields can also be considered);
Previous volunteering experience is an asset;
Proficiency in an additional language, preferred Italian and Arabic;
Good knowledge of mixed migrations, refugees and asylum seekers situation in the Northern African region;
Experience with international asylum procedures.


Behaviors (Values in Practice)
Sharing the values of the organization is fundamental as well as a strong spirit of collaboration in order to achieve the goals set and face the challenges coming from working in post conflict/conflict areas.


To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter (1 page maximum) by Saturday, the 30th of September and addressed to Mr Gino Barsella – CIR Regional Representative for Northern Africa.


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