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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

ALF Euro-Mediterranean Young Professionals Programme 2024

Applications are now open for The ALF Euro-Mediterranean Young Professionals Program. This program is a full-time professional experience designed for young professionals at the beginning of their careers who are eager to expand their intercultural expertise through dedicated work. The programme aims to empower talented graduates under the age of 30 from the 43 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region by providing them with firsthand professional experience in intercultural dialogue. Professionals also benefit by contributing to the Foundation's mission to foster youth inclusion through empowerment and engagement, enhancing their competitiveness in the job market.


Nationality Eligibility

Applicants must be nationals of one of the following countries:

(Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Libya Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, The Netherlands, Tunisia and Turkey.)


Starting date, Duration, and Job location

The estimated start of the contract is foreseen for 1st September 2024, with a duration of 12 months terminating on 31 August 2025, during which the selected young professionals will develop their responsibilities in Alexandria, Egypt, from the Foundation premises.


Combined retribution

The annual gross combined retribution is 12.000 euro. Additionally, international young professionals are entitled to one-time installation allowance calculated at two months of the basic retribution (equal to 1.200 euro) for moving from their home country to the duty station provided that they are not living in Egypt. After the successful expiration of the full fixed duration of the contract, international young professionals based in Alexandria are entitled to a repatriation compensation calculated at two months of the basic retribution for moving from the duty station to the home residence country (equal to 1.200 euro).


Program Benefits

Successful applicants will begin their professional journey of up to 12 months at the ALF Secretariat in Alexandria, Egypt. During this time, they will:

  • Gain invaluable work experience and insights from the daily operations of the ALF Secretariat, understanding practical objectives and goals of intercultural and civil society dialogue

  • Work in a vibrant, multicultural, and multilingual setting, which will prepare them for the job market, equipping them with practical skills for navigating the global intercultural dynamic

  • Experience professional growth by working in a prestigious intergovernmental entity

  • Build a network with like-minded professionals and experts in the field of intercultural dialogue, enriching both their personal and professional life.


Young professionals’ fields

The ALF Euro-Mediterranean Young Professionals Programme 2024 offers young professionals the opportunity to gain a year of professional experience in one of the following five fields:

  1. Public Policies

  2. Civil Society

  3. Corporate Communication

  4. Quality Control

  5. Fundraising and institutional partnerships


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The criteria that will be taken into account in the selection process are the following:

  • Age: Applicants must be under 30 at the start date of the contract (1 September 2024)

  • Nationality: Applicants should be nationals of one of the 43 member states of the Union for the Mediterranean 43 member states of the Union for the Mediterranean

  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the chosen fields

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the chosen fields

  • Knowledge of English (Excellent written and oral communication skills, at least C1 level)

  • Proven experience in the chosen fields


Application Procedure

Interested candidates must complete and submit the online form in English only before 24 July 2024, at 23.59 Central European Time (CET).

Documents required

Candidates must upload a:

  1. Motivation letter of no more, nor less than two pages (Arial 11, simple space)

  2. detailed Curriculum vitae of no more than four pages, which has to follow the Europass template


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