Vacancy for Operations Traineeship – ENNHRI

about ennhri

ENNHRI is the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions. We bring together close to 50 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across Europe to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights in the region. Our network provides a platform for collaboration and solidarity in addressing human rights challenges and a common voice for NHRIs at the European level. For more information, please visit

ENNHRI is looking for a full-time Operations Trainee, based at the Permanent Secretariat in Brussels, to become a member of our team for six months, starting from early September 2024. The candidate will play an important role in ENNHRI’s daily work, with a focus on ENNHRI’s Operations and Administration activities. Please note that this is not a position focused on substantive, legal or policy work.

Main duties and tasks

Membership and grants management

  • Support grant management (e.g. EU Grants)
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Support knowledge and data management processes, including updating contacts lists


  • Carry out general administrative tasks, including responding to information requests
  • Support on invoices’ processing, including collating expenses reports for reimbursements
  • Assist with the office supplies and inventory management

Events organisation

  • Support in organising ENNHRI in-person meetings and events
  • Support in organising missions for ENNHRI Staff members


  • Cooperation with Secretariat colleagues and members
  • Ad-hoc administrative support to the Secretary General and Senior Staff Members

This position will support the successful candidate in developing their organisation skills for entering the workplace and give them insight into working in a network at the forefront of the European human rights field. Given the high level of competition, please orient your application based on the list of criteria below.

Required criteria

  • Interest to develop a solid operations profile as a career objective
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, or a related field (or currently pursuing)
  • Interest in handling and developing skills in administration and logistical preparations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Be pro-active with excellent organisation and time-management skills
  • Excellent command of English, including communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience with knowledge (database) management and collaborative platforms, such SharePoint and Podio or interest to learn how such platforms function on a daily basis
  • Good analytical and planning skills
  • Experience working in a membership organisation
  • Experience or interest to work in a human rights environment

Terms of employment

This full-time traineeship will be offered for six months, starting early September 2024 TBC. The candidate will work at ENNHRI’s Secretariat in Brussels and receive a Belgian traineeship contract (“Convention d’immersion professionnelle”), with a monthly remuneration of around €1450. The vacancy requires presence at the Permanent Secretariat in Brussels.

How to apply

In this online form, please outline why you are applying for the role (200-word limit), and why you are qualified for it (200-word limit) and submit your CV. Your application question responses and CV must be in English. Applications sent in an email will not be considered.

The deadline is Sunday, 16 June 2024 23:59 CEST – applications after this deadline will not be considered. Interviews will be held in end of June/early July 2024. Depending on candidates’ current locations, these might take place in person at ENNHRI’s Brussels Secretariat or online. We regret that ENNHRI cannot cover travel costs for the interview.

ENNHRI is an equal opportunity employer. Should you have any questions, you may contact Roberta Taramelli, ENNHRI’s Regranting Officer – Best of luck to all applicants!


For more information about the vacancy, contact:

Roberta Taramelli

ENNHRI’s Regranting Officer