Traineeship Offer: Communication Assistant Traineeship

END FGM European Network - Communications Assistant traineeship (6 months)

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The End FGM European Network (End FGM EU) is looking for a dynamic Communications trainee to assist in its implementation of the 2022 Work Plan.

Job purpose

The trainee is required to work in the Secretariat of the End FGM European Network to assist in the communications work of the organisation, in line with the Network’s strategic plan and Work Plan 2022.

The Communications Assistant will be supporting the Communications Officer (CO). The trainee will focus on the following main activities:

  • The 2022 Annual Multimedia Campaign: In 2022, End FGM EU will cover the topic “How to end FGM? A look at the work happening #BehindEndingFGM”. The trainee will assist in the creation of messages, content and resources around this campaign.
  • The End FGM EU newsletter: Every quarter, End FGM EU publishes a newsletter on our work and our members’ activities. The trainee will be supporting the drafting and designing the newsletter.
  • The 2021 Annual Activity Report of the Network: Every year, End FGM EU creates an annual report to communicate on our achievements for the precedent year. The trainee will be supporting the creation of the concept for the 2021 edition (coming out in June 2022 at our General Assembly).

Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Support the CO in maintaining, producing and processing website content using Network’s Content Management System (CMS). Contribute to improving the website, CMS and mailing lists and social media accounts.
  • Supporting the production and publication of content for the Network’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube).
  • Support the CO in drafting and preparing information and promotional materials relating to the Network for various target audiences - newsletters, FGM in the news, infographics, leaflets, videos, pictures, etc.
  • Support the CO on internal communication with Members, Partners and Ambassadors.
  • Supporting the secretariat with any other tasks that are needed.


  • University degree in Communications, Political Sciences, Humanities or Social sciences or equivalent work/volunteer experience.


    • Professional fluency in oral and written English,
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to use social media in a professional setting
    • Experience in developing and producing communications deliverables: newsletters, leaflets, etc.
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Able to work autonomously
    • Spirit of initiative
    • Detail-oriented
    • Creative


    • Knowledge of EU institutions and understanding of policy and decision-making in the European context
    • Good knowledge of French, other EU languages would be an asset
    • Experience in using and updating the website content management system WordPress, Drupal, MODX
    • Familiarity with graphic design and video editing software and tools
    • Knowledge of the EU institutions and understanding of EU decision-making
    • Knowledge and experience on FGM and harmful practices would be an asset

      How to apply

      • Please send your CV and completed application form to
      • Please mention “Application Communications Assistant” in the subject line
      • You can find the application form here.
      • The selected candidate would start at the earliest convenient date possible for the applicant 

      We will be accepting applications, and conducting interviews, on a rolling basis. We will close the call as soon as we have found a candidate or on 10 April 2022 at the latest.