Picture Isabela Camara Salim

Isabela Camara Salim

is Sirius’ Head of Secretariat. She joined Migration Policy Group (MPG) in March 2017. Prior to MPG, Isabela undertook a research on Migration and Racism for the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). She has 10 years of experience in the migration field, including 6 years at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency for the Country Office Portugal. Her main tasks at IOM consisted on coordinating the “Reintegration Support Programme” under the scope of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme, direct assistance to migrants, research on international migration field, focal point for refugees and resettlement. Isabela has also consistent experience in research both in the migration and sociology fields having some publications in both areas, namely the publication that arose from the project of the same name “The ethnic media in Portugal”. She has studied Journalism at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE) and holds a master degree in International Relations and European Integration from the Université de Liège (BE). In January 2018, Isabela was fully hired by SIRIUS.

Description of the roles of the Secretariat:

SIRIUS’ Secretariat currently employs the Head of Secretariat on a 4 day per week contract with the following roles:

  • Legally represents the SIRIUS Network;
  • Coordinates and manages SIRIUS ’s activities;
  • Coordinates every day’s work of Secretariat;
  • Ensures implementation of SIRIUS ’s programs and projects;
  • Implements Annual Action Plan as approved;
  • Communication and dissemination work of the Network;
  • Assists and supports SIRIUS’ members;
  • Identifies and approaches potential new members to deepen and expand the membership;
  • Submits narrative and financial reports to the Executive Board for consideration;
  • Supports SIRIUS’ Board in the preparation of all the activities and documents;
  • Performs other duties when needed.

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