We are hiring!

The Young European Socialists – YES is looking for candidates to fill the position of a Project Assistant.

Young European Socialists unites young socialists and social democrats from all over Europe to campaign and organise at the European level and to provide a forum for debate, advocacy, capacity-building and exchange for our young activists.


Young European Socialists strives to be an integrated and progressive organisation at the heart of the socialist and social democratic movement and to contribute to and shape the European debate and policy. Young European Socialists works for a democratic, environmental, social, feminist and federal Europe, promotes a clear socialist and social democratic vision for its future and combats inequality, social injustice and right-wing and extremist policies. Our vision for Europe is a united democratic community based on, and globally active for, individual and collective human rights and freedoms.

With around 60 national member organizations we are the biggest political youth organization in Europe.


Now we are looking for a full-time project assistant to join our young and international team in Brussels. The contract will be limited until the end of August 2018 with a possibility to continue on permanent basis. The Project Assistant works under the supervision of the Secretary General at the YES Secretariat in Brussels and is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Supporting the organization of the YES Summer Camp with 1000-2000 participants in Spain in July 2018.
    • Organizational tasks such as organizing the transport, accommodation and catering together with other members of the YES team and the hosting organization in Spain.
    • Marketing, communications and administration related to the camp.
  • Supporting the organization and the preparation of YES Statutory Meetings and YES Political Seminars.
  • Communication and support to the YES member organizations.
  • The administrational assisting tasks such as filing and scanning of documents.
  • Day-to-day office work, including administration and communication.

The Project Assistant should have:

  • Understanding of and interest in European youth organizations and youth events.
  • Strong experience in project management and event organizing.
  • Experience in NGO work, ideally on a European level.
  • Excellent language skills; fluency in English and full working proficiency in Spanish is a precondition, any other European languages and especially French and/or Dutch is considered a strong asset.
  • Good communication and presentation skills; knowledge of Google Drive applications.
  • Ability to work with, engage with and create synergies with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • The willingness to undertake frequent travels.
  • The sensibility to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment.


The applicant should show flexibility (15+ weekends/year) and willingness to travel abroad. YES offers an interesting position in an international environment and a high degree of independence in day-to-day work. YES will issue a working contract under Belgian law, limited until the end of August, including a trial period of 3 months, starting in the beginning of february 2018 (exact date to be defined). Depending on the availability of funding and the availability of the chosen candidate, a permanent contract might be offered.

Please send your application in English by e-mail to applications@youngsocialists.eu and mention “Project Assistant” in the subject field of the email. Deadline for applications: 11th of January 2018, 23h59 CET.  

The applications should include the following (in PDF documents):

    • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages);
    • A motivation letter (max 500 words);
    • Optional: references, recommendation letters


Any questions should be addressed to the YES Secretary General Tuulia Pitkänen (tuulia.pitkanen@youngsocialists.eu, +32 472611959, please call on weekdays between 9am and 6pm CET). The invitation to the interview will be communicated by 15th of January 2018.


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