Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing all children and especially girls. We are active in over 70 countries across the world.
The purpose and ambition of the EU Office is to advance children’s rights and equality for girls in the EU’s external action. In line with Plan International’s global strategy, One Million Reasons, and the EU Office’s 5-year strategy, we will contribute to ensuring that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. We work with the EU in its three roles as a donor, policy-maker and promoter of human rights.
The purpose of this role is to support the Plan International EU Office by achieving the communications and campaigns objectives of the Office as set out in our new five-year strategy 2017-2021. The Communications and Campaigns Officer contributes to implementing our ‘influencing’ mandate and is therefore a key member of the EU Office ‘influencing’ team. This position is intended to build the strength, visibility and credibility of our office as a trusted partner and authority on children’s rights and gender equality both within and outside the organisation through consistent, professional, multi-platform communications. This will necessarily involve working closely with policy and advocacy team and the institutional partnership (funding) team of the Office.
Contract: CDI (Belgian contract)
Working hours: Full-time (100%, 5 days/week)
Salary: dependent on experience
Travel: occasional travel possibly necessary
The position reports to the Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager.
To apply for the position, please send a one-page letter outlining your motivation for and approach to the post, together with your CV (no Europass, no photos) to EUORecruitment@plan-international.org by midnight on 26th November 2017, with the subject “APPLICATION: Communications and Campaigns Officer”.
Interviews will take place in Brussels or via skype in the week commencing 4th December 2017. A second interview may be necessary. Preferred start date: 05/02/18.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.