Duration: Six months
Timing: February 2019 – August 2019
Location: Antwerp (Den Bell, Francis Wellesplein 1, 2018 Antwerp)
Renumeration: The Flanders Trainee Programme assists in subsidies.
– You must be younger than 35 years at the starting date of their work placement
– You must be holder of a final diploma, obtained at an institution of secondary or higher
education, financed or subsidised by the Flemish Community.
Application deadline: 20 January 2019
DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION
CIFAL Flanders is the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders affiliated with UNITAR and located in Antwerp. CIFAL Flanders is one of the 17 international training centres of the CIFAL Global Network, the principle training arm of the United Nations, with headquarters in Geneva.
The mission is to promote peace, human rights & sustainable development and the declarations, principles and guidelines of the United Nations, with focus on Agenda 2030 & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CIFAL Flanders conducts Action Learning trainings to empower leaders in society and to link theory to practice in national and subnational policies, local authorities, trade unions, civil society, academia and businesses.
The power of action learning is built on a process combining theory with practice during an interactive peer-to-peer visit working on real challenges. The focus is to explore the sustainability initiatives of industry and international frameworks, theoretical models and best practices using the knowledge and skills of a small group of executives combined with skilled questioning, to re-interpret old and familiar concepts and produce fresh ideas.
DESCRIPTION OF THE TASKS ASSIGNED:
CIFAL Flanders has the ambition to be the benchmark in terms of Action Learning for Sustainability Leadership: innovative and practical learning and training methods for business ethics and sustainability, complementary to existing academic and business school programs, within the business community, government, the society, trade unions, and the academic world.
We are currently seeking a Trainee Project Manager to assist with the organisation’s strategic and training activities and services. The internship offers a learning opportunity in a small and motivated team for a graduate who is interested in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development as well as in dealing with governments, companies, civil society, the academic world, foundations, and the United Nations.