2015/2016 EU advocacy Roma Health Fellowship Programme

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Application Deadline: Friday, June 5th, 2015, 17.00 pm CET

Duration of the project: May 2015 – June 2016

With the support of the Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations, EPHA (the European Public Health Alliance)– Europe’s leading NGO advocating for better health– launches a one-year fellowship programme (2015-2016) to train and mentor up to two Roma health EU advocates.

The fellowship aims to empower Roma Health Advocates from CEE countries to develop the necessary tools to engage with European policy makers and to increase the capacity of the Roma community for leadership on Roma health at EU level.

The two fellows (and their sending organisations) will get the opportunity to develop their professional skills with a practical and European orientation, and develop contacts and cooperation with the most important European actors (e.g. European Commission, Members of the European Parliament and European networks of NGOs interalia).

Qualifications and requirements for fellows:

  • Candidates from Central and Eastern European Countries
  • Fluency in English is a must
  • Active in civil society sector on Roma health and health related rights for a minimum of two years OR past experience University degree
  • Understanding of Roma health issues is valuable strong plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong analitycal skills
  • Ability and commitment to work independently and from distance
  • Creative mindset and strong motivation and initiative
  • Proficiency in multitasking
  • Previous experience in advocacy (influencing decision making at local, regional, national or European level), MA in health or social sciences as well as understanding of Roma health issues would be an advantage.
  • The ideal candidate would be a “young Roma leader”. In case there are more suitable candidates than available places, priority will be given to female candidates.
    How to apply:

Please send your CV, your motivation letter and a cover letter (written by the organization where you are currently working) explaining your interest and how your organization could benefit from this experience.
In case you are not employed at the moment please provide a reference letter from your past employer or from a university professor. It is of particular interest for us to see how your organization and yourself are already working or are committed to work on Roma health-related issues and how this fellowship could contribute to it.
Send your application to romahealth@osi.hu and zoltan@epha.org with “Roma Health Fellowship Program– application” in the subject line by Friday June 5, 2015.
Selection procedure:

EPHA and the OSF Roma Health Programme will do a pre-selection of candidates based on the applications received. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a telephone/Skype interview.

The selection will be made without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Roma Health Fellowship Program

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