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Roma Health Project: Striving for Roma health equity in EU policies




EPHA works to improve health, reduce health inequalities, and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe. Funded by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the Roma Health Project (2019-2022) builds on the results of EPHA’s previous work on Roma health, which raised awareness among EU and national policymakers of key challenges faced by Roma populations and other vulnerable and disadvantaged groups to leading healthy lives and accessing healthcare services.

The project revolves around three pillars; 1) advocacy activities for more equitable policies for Roma and other disadvantaged groups, targeting primarily, but not exclusively, European policymakers, 2) growing, coordinating and further developing the Roma Health Network (RHN) launched by EPHA in 2018, providing an opportunity for its members to compile, compare and share relevant information and data as a foundation for advocacy activities at EU, national and local level, and 3) empowering local NGOs working with and for Roma / disadvantaged groups, which is accomplished together with EPHA members in countries with significant Roma populations (e.g. Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and North Macedonia).


Key responsibilities

  • Support the execution of the Roma Health Project:
    • Organising meetings/workshops/webinars
    • Managing communications with the RHN Drafting articles, statements, input for consultations
    • Carrying out desk research (policies, reports, etc.)
    • Collecting data, e.g. for the Health Inequalities newsfeed
    • Preparing posts for and running social media campaigns o Joining the Policy Coordinator (if possible) meetings with various stakeholders, including EU policy makers
  • Support activities related to EPHA’s Health Inequalities advocacy work:
    • Organising meetings/workshops/webinars
    • Carrying out desk research (policies, reports, etc.)
    • Preparing member surveys

Job qualifications

  • MSc student/graduate, preferably but not necessarily in an area related to (public) policy, advocacy, public health, humanistic or social studies
  • Maximum 1 year working experience
  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written, to present and produce high-quality written outputs
  • Strong project management/organisational skills to keep the overview of tasks and prioritise
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills to independently engage the RHN
  • Culturally sensitive to build trust relationships with the RHN and other stakeholders
  • Affinity with Roma and/or other vulnerable groups is preferred


  • Full-time position
  • Minimum duration internship/traineeship 6 months
  • Internship unpaid/traineeship under Convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) benefit of 829.20 euros/month
  • Professional experience in a multicultural organisation

Application process

  • Send your CV and motivation letter to stating ‘Roma Health Project’ in the subject line
  • Deadline: 14 November 2021
  • Interviews will take place end November
  • Foreseen starting date: as soon as possible (Dec/Jan)
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