Das FSJ und ADiA Informationsportal






- im Kinderheim
- mit Behinderten


Verein: AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
Projekt: Working at EFIL
Bewerbungsende: 01.10.2009
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: ab August 2010 - 12 Monate
Sprache im Projekt: keine Angaben

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Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
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KDV (Annerkenung als Kriegsdienstverweiger Be very fluent in English (oral and written)
Have an AFS background
Be an active AFS volunteer
Have good computer skills (Word, Excel, and Internet)
Have good coordination and organisational skills
Have excellent communication skills
Have good analytical skills
Be a quick and enthousiastic learner, quick in grasping new methods/ideas/skill
Be a team worker
Be committed to work in an international team
Be open-minded, creative, flexible, polyvalent, loyal and tactful
Be culture-sensitive


EFIL (European Federation for Intercultural Learning) is the umbrella organisation of AFS Organisations in Europe. Its Members are European, volunteer-based organisations which organise long and short term intercultural stays for young people in a worldwide network. The main activities of EFIL’s Members are:
international stays abroad for young people;
the development of educational methods and materials particularly aimed at establishing a link between exchanges and school curricula;
intercultural training.
The Federation is a key player in Europe in the field of intercultural learning. Its main activities focus on further developing this expertise, as well as supporting and developing its Member Organisations by setting up trainings, sharing of know-how, fundraising and lobbying. EFIL executes programmes and projects for and with the support of the European Union, the Council of Europe and other international organisations. The Secretariat is based in Brussels and comprises of a team of 5 professionals and a variable number of volunteers. The language of communication is English.


FSJ (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr) is a possibility for German conscientious objectors to do a substitute civil service abroad. It is a state funded programme, supervised by the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth,and the Federal Department of Civil Service. The FSJ is open to young men of at least 18 years old.

By engaging in the FSJ programme, EFIL aims at:
helping young people participate in various forms of voluntary activities, both within and outside the European Union;
giving young people the opportunity to express their personal commitment through voluntary activities at European and international level;
involving young people in projects fostering solidarity between citizens of the European Union;
involving young volunteers in a non-profit-making, unpaid and full-time activity for the benefit of the general public in a country other than their country of residence.
Through non-formal learning experiences young volunteers will improve and acquire skills for their personal, educational, intercultural and professional development, and add to their general social integration.

This position aims at involving the FSJ volunteer proactively in EFIL activities and providing her/him a European dimension of youth work. At the same time hosting an FSJ volunteer for EFIL means to get the chance to benefit from the volunteer’s input, which is important for the development of EFIL’s projects.

Projects and programmes
Assist EFIL’s Director for Partner and Resources Development or any other staff member in charge of particular projects or programmes in a number of tasks, including:

Project development and fundraising with the European institutions and other relevant sources
communicate with partners and coordinate, collect and compile contributions and reactions from partners to project proposals;
assist in drafting the more technical parts of project proposals and grant applications and prepare the mailing of the proposals.

Project implementation
assist in various tasks and aspects of project management;
communicate with partners and coordinate contributions and reports from partners in the project;
be in charge of logistics of project meetings;
prepare meeting reports;
draft final project reports;
assist with the dissemination of project outcomes.
Project initiation and formulation
carry out feasibility studies on potential project ideas;
prepare meeting reports.

EFIL Public Relations & information

Coordinate the production and distribution of EFIL’s monthly magazine EFILife
prepare a content table and collect articles and pictures from various contributors;
critically edit contributions and compile the draft version of EFILife;
organise the timely distribution of EFIL’s monthly magazine EFILife;
keep the mailing list updated.
Keep an updated calendar of all EFIL’s activities
regularly update the EFIL calendar of activities with the latest events, and collect and store information and material of all of EFIL’s activities in preparation for the biennial report.
Improve EFIL’s Website
collect the necessary information to keep EFIL’s website up to date;
propose new ideas to improve and vitalise the website.
Europolitics newsletter
brows through the daily Europolitics newsletter to which EFIL is subscribed, and collect all information relevant for EFIL and its network of European Member Organisations;
prepare a quarterly EFIL newsletter with an update on relevant European political issues, to be issued to all Member Organisations and interested partners.

General support
take minutes and prepare brief reports of EFIL’s regular staff meetings and occasionally minute other EFIL meetings;
answer routine enquiries or requests from Members by phone or mail as needed;
perform other duties as requested occasionally by the Secretary General or other staff members.