Traineeship Vanguard Initiative

Oost NL currently has an opening for a Traineeship Vanguard Initiative. View the vacancy below for more information.

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Costs should be covered by the VI region seconding the Trainee to the VI Secretariat.

The trainee at the VI secretariat will take active part in the day-to-day running of a small office, working closely with the VI Network Manager and Communication Officer, as well as the VI Board, and the broader membership (the General Assembly).

Job description

  • The trainee will report to the Network Manager, providing support on the following tasks: 

Meetings and Events Organisation

  • Handle logistical aspects (registration, venue preparation/online meeting preparation, etc.) 
  • Collecting and circulating relevant documents on time

Information management

  • Update the calendar of events online 
  • Keep the Teams environment tidy and user-friendly
  • Contributing to the preparation of relevant support materials for internal meetings (Minutes, agendas, etc.)

Support the Communication Officer in the management of social media accounts

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Office Administration  

  • Keep sending lists and administrative lists up to date
  • Supporting the Network Manager with some other office management tasks


Desired skills

  • High-level organizational skills with attention to details;
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible, service-oriented, comfortable working autonomously
  • An interest in EU regional collaboration activities and EU-funded collaborative projects,

Key requirements

  • Experience with MS Office software;
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in French, or other languages is an asset;
  • Must be legally allowed to live and work in Belgium (please note that relocation costs are not covered)
  • Willing to work at least 2 days a week from the Brussels office


The Vanguard Initiative is looking for a Trainee from a VI Region to be seconded within its Secretariat based in Brussels. The ideal candidate would be available:

  • Either from September 2023 until at least January 2024
  • Or from January 2024 to least to July 2024


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