Full-time 6 months’ contract November 2020/April 2021 - Brussels based - €3500-4100 monthly gross salary depending on experience.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Eurochild network. It is suited to somebody with wide-ranging experience in communications combined with a passion for children’s rights and European level work.
In the 15 years since its establishment, Eurochild has grown into one of the most influential networks on children’s rights in Europe. It has almost 200 members across 35 countries in Europe, including national coalitions of children’s rights in 21 countries. It has pioneered new approaches to involving children directly in its work, including co-design of its biannual conference and supporting children’s self-advocacy. It engages at the highest political level at the European Union, for example it is advising on a future European Child Guarantee.
This opportunity comes at a time when Eurochild is getting to its next stage of development and communications is crucial to our efforts. In the coming months Eurochild will embark on a number of key external facing campaigns and events with the aim of influencing policies processes with the potential of bringing about substantial positive changes for children in the European region. We will also work to furthering Eurochild brand visibility, strengthening its profile as a thought leader in new spaces and developing new products to support its membership, fundraising and broader organisational objectives.
The maternity cover is expected to critically contribute to the planning and implementing of strategic and product marketing while leading new initiatives to support the mission and vision of Eurochild by expanding awareness, engaging the public, attracting new audiences and improving engagement of key audiences of the network.
The maternity cover for Head of Communications oversees Eurochild’s communications and brand development:
The maternity cover for Head of Communications will report to the Director of Programmes. The selected individual will supervise and support the work of the Communications Officer and Communications Intern and will also receive support from and coordinate the Management Board Sub-committee on Communications.
Non-profit experience is not necessary but the candidate should show ability to repurpose their skills. Knowledge of the European Union and familiarity with the different EU institutions, the policy making process and the role of organized civil society is desirable.
Please apply by an online form, submitting a letter of application and CV (no photos) in strict confidence via this link. The CV should include links to blogs or news articles written by candidates.
The deadline for applications is 28 September 2020.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified; next steps in the recruitment process are an assignment and an interview – both conducted online.
If you have any questions, please email Eurochild Director of Programmes Valeria Santostefano: email@example.com.
Eurochild is an equal opportunity employer. We are guided by the principle of non- discrimination on any ground, and we apply such principle in our day-to-day operations and in our employment practices.