The EMN Advocacy Officer (AM) is based in Brussels and is part of the EMN Secretariat. She/he will report directly to the Advocacy Manager (AM).
The AO will play a key role in executing EMN's advocacy strategy, both through written activities (policy notes, correspondence with policymakers and stakeholders), and through physical meetings (attending events, face-to-face advocacy). The advocacy activities will be in constant coordination with the AM.
EMN's advocacy follows three main pillars: a) exchanges with EU-level policymakers to improve the regulatory framework for microfinance, b) giving input into the EU-level stakeholder exchanges to improve the EU financial support for microfinance, and c) connect with and empower EMN members to improve their national-level advocacy initiatives.
EMN's advocacy activities are closely linked with its research agenda and its events activities, so the AM will be collaborating with teammates on these issues whenever relevant.
The AO will also be involved on different operational activities of EMN like the organization of the EMN annual conference & other events, the delivery of the EaSI TA programme and the coordination of the respective working groups.
These responsibilities are not of a limitative character but might evolve over time and are defined together with the employee and the employer.