Call for Volunteers

open call

BVMN is looking for two volunteers to join the UN Advocacy Team and support the Advocacy Coordinators and wider Network in advancing its strategic goals. This role provides a high degree of autonomy with the ability to help shape key advocacy outputs and therefore would suit a candidate who is driven and self-motivated. The United Nations advocacy team plays a key part in BVMN’s multi-targeted approach to advocacy. Our team works to bring evidence of mass human rights violations to relevant UN fora, hold governments accountable, and establish pushbacks and the rights of refugees and migrants as an international priority.

The deadline for applications is the July 20th, 2022 (midnight CET). We aim to review and respond to all applicants by July 25th. We look forward to hearing from you!

key tasks
  • Assist with the production and coordination of evidentiary submission to United Nations Treaty Bodies, Special Rapporteurs or other International Human Rights Bodies.
  • Draft speeches, briefs or reports to be used during UN forums and events.
  • Participate in meetings and develop institutional relations with Ambassadors, representatives from Permanent Missions and UN Treaty Bodies’ Committee members.
  • Develop agenda setting campaigns to help shape international priorities.
  • Horizon scan for new advocacy opportunities.
Personal requirements
  • Be able to work independently and commit to at least 3 months.
  • Demonstrable interest in human rights, migration, refugees or the United Nations.
  • Previous experience working on international advocacy is desired but not essential for the role.
  • Able to commit to a weekly coordination meeting held in the evening over zoom.
  • Align with the anti-fascist, anti-racist values of the network and strive to work in a collective dynamic.
What we offer
  • The chance to join an international and highly motivated team.
  • The ability to see the direct impact of your advocacy work in international human rights bodies and policies.
  • You will be seen as a full member of the team.
  • As a registered non-profit association we can issue you an appreciative internship certificate and recommendation letters (upon request).
About us

The Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) is an independent network of NGOs and associations mainly based in the Balkan regions, Greece and Turkey, that monitors human rights violations at the external borders of the European Union and advocates to stop the violence exerted against people-on-the-move.