Junior Policy Officer


OII Europe

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: € 3360 / monthly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:15/12/2023
  • Location:Germany
Intersex rights LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC
As Policy Officer you will work as part of the Policy Team and report to the Executive Director, in his role as Advocacy Director. You will be responsible to contribute to all policy aspects of OII Europe’s work to, in particular but not limited to,

advancing intersex persons’

  • legal protection against intersex genital mutilation (IGM) and other harmful practices
  • legal protection against discrimination, incl. legal protection on the grounds of “sex characteristics” or “sex”
  • legal protection against bias motivated hate speech/crime
  • comprehensive inclusion in equality measures on regional and national level
  • access to human rights-based healthcare, to safe education and employment, to sports and to goods and services
  • protection through work around intersex strategic litigation


  • the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy; the Children’s Rights Strategy; the Gender Equality Strategy
  • the implementation of national IGM bans


  • the capacity of policymakers, civil society and professionals to instigate change in practice

Primary job duties include:

  • (co-)draft policy briefs and submissions in the framework of regional and national consultations and monitoring mechanisms (e.g., European Commission, ECRI, FRA)
  • monitor policy and legal developments at regional and national level
  • gather data; research and analyse complex information
  • collect national and European good practice
  • work with with relevant stakeholders, including institutions on European level, such as the European Union and the Council of Europe
  • support OII Europe member organisations in their national advocacy work
  • foster exchange between national intersex organisations and regional and national policy makers, and human rights and equality bodies
  • create capacity building advocacy and policy materials and documents
  • collaborate with allied organisations (e.g., LGBT(I), FGM, Disability Rights)
  • coordinate meetings
  • contribute to internal and external reporting, and support the development of policy-related grant applications as needed.
  • carry out other policy and advocacy related activities

Who we are looking for
Your ability to plan, prioritize and organize a complex workload for yourself and as part of a team will be essential. 
Familiarizing yourself with, understanding and analysing diverse and complex political contexts and power dynamics will be key. 
Strong writing skills are a must.  
Familiarity with writing policy submissions a strong asset. 
Experience of working (professionally or as a volunteer) for an intersex-led non-profit organization or in a comparable human rights field will be considered a strong advantage. 
Your interest in increasing your knowledge and continuously developing your skills further, including through training, will be a necessity in the fast-paced work environment of European policy work.

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