Activities and mission of the organization
The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF was founded by people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (SBH) and their families in 1979. Over the years, it has grown from a voluntary association into a professional disabled people’s organisation with global coverage, democratic structure and transparent and accountable processes. IF’s fast-growing membership now includes 51 organisations in Africa, Australia, the Americas, Asia and Europe. The majority of IF member organisations are led and governed by adults with SBH or parents of children with SBH.
Sector of the organization
Human Rights, Health and Disability, Communication
The volunteer will learn about the life in a small (but with a global coverage!) NGO, including working with national members, global experts and the European Union stakeholders. S/he will improve her advocacy and campaigning skills with an emphasis on representing the rights of the most underprivileged groups in the society. We can offer the increasingly independent working environment to a motivated self-starter who is not afraid to learn and face challenges. The volunteer will also receive exposure to the wider international Brussels environment and get an opportunity to undertake some European travel for IF.
Some of the skills of the volunteer include
Enrollment at the university (BA or MA), preferably as a student in Communications/Journalism/European studies education, Excellent writing skills in English, Good understanding of information architecture and proven Interest in Human Rights and social affairs.
Some of the tasks of the volunteer include
Contributing to the creation, editing and management of accessible information through various communication tools i.e. website, newsletter, publications; Seeking new ways to increase IF’s visibility; Building a multimedia database and assisting in Google App.
Working hours during a normal day
Working hours: 10 am – 4 pm from Monday to Friday
Interested candidates can apply by June 30. For more information check the attached files below!