Deadline : 31 Aug 2019
Position: Communication Team Coordinator
Duration: Permanent work contract
Starting: September 2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Reports to: Advocacy Director
Application deadline: 31 August 2019, midnight CET
EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic professional as Communication Team Coordinator for its Brussels-based office.
S/he plays an integral role in the development and implementation of EuroMed Rights’ overall strategy on internal/external communication, social media and press relations. S/he coordinates the communication team in Brussels by ensuring proper work distribution, and advises the Advocacy Director and the management team on communication issues. This post requires an English native level since the Communication Team Coordinator drafts press releases and statements in English, and proofread publications in that language.
Essential position functions:
• Strategising and implementation: develop a communication strategy; promote printed and branded materials; draft press releases and statements; proofread publications/reports; monitor and evaluate communication activities; organise public events, e.g. press conferences, public screenings/stunts; train staff in their efforts to integrate communication into their advocacy activities;
• Monitoring and outreach: identify communication opportunities; develop personal contacts with the press based in Brussels and Member State capitals; reach out to likeminded organisations to coordinate actions;
• Organisational matters and staff supervision: coordinate the communication team in Brussels by ensuring proper work distribution; develop, train and evaluate staff; advise the Advocacy Director and the management team on communication issues; manage the communication budget: approve, monitor and control expenses;
• Gender mainstreaming policy: apply EuroMed Rights gender mainstreaming policy to the above activities.
Profile, Skills and Background:
• A University degree in journalism, communications or similar relevant education background;
• Minimum 5 years of proven experience in communications as an information officer, journalist and/or media expert;
• English native level speaker with excellent writing and oral skills, good command of French is required;
• Excellent command of communication tools with keen attention to details, e.g. website management, publication design, video making and editing, database management. A good knowledge of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be an asset;
• Good knowledge of the NGO sector, preferably at international level, and good understanding of political and human rights issues in the Euro-Mediterranean region;
• Experience of supervising/coordinating staff, and ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain contacts with the media, NGOs and EU official representatives.
How to Apply:
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) by 31 August 2019, at midnight CET to: email@example.com
The position is open solely to persons legally entitled to work in the EU/Belgium.
Interviews will take place early September 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and that a written test will be held as part of the selection procedure.
EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.
About EuroMed Rights:
EuroMed Rights was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP). It is the coordinating body of about 80 human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee, working groups and a secretariat.
Rooted in civil society the Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.
EuroMed Rights’ head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels and Tunis. For further information, visit our website at www.euromedrights.org.