Programme Assistant "The Rights of Children and Youth" (m/f/d) (Hamburg)

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Period: 1 March 2020 to 30 November 2021 with possible prolongation depending on funding
Working hours: 35 hrs/week
Reports to: Senior Programme Manager Children and Youth


Purpose of the job:

The programme ‘The Rights of Children and Youth’ aims that the rights of girls, boys and young people are upheld and supported so that they may reach their full potential. Based on our Future Policy Award 2015 und 2019 we work on the topics protection from violence, education for sustainable development, the right to a healthy environment as well as youth participation and youth economic empowerment. The Future Policy Award in 2020 will be on protection from hazardous chemicals with a focus on children.


Tasks include:

  • Support with ongoing projects and the programme
  • Conduct research and write evaluation reports of nominated policies together with the Future Policy Award 2020 Team
  • Establish a Children and Youth Forum within the World Future Council
  • Support with project management including coordination of project meetings, travels etc.
  • Support with media releases, social media and website texts in coordination with the media team
  • Support with event management und fundraising



  • Research experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and German (other languages are an asset)
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines
  • Academic background with knowledge in sustainability policies and law preferable
  • Event management experience
  • Basic administrative and office management skills
  • Detail-oriented and organised
  • High level of self-motivation as well as ability to work as part of a team
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to travel and occasionally attend events during evenings/weekends
  • Knowledge on the subject would be useful
  • An EU work permit is required

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What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Working with a young and highly motivated team
  • Experience in international policy making
  • Contacts to global change-makers from around the world

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV with references and your possible starting date to Samia.Kassid[at]worldfuturecouncil[punkt]org. Subject heading: “Programme Assistant and your name”. Please note that we may forward your application to our HR department. Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.

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