Reporting to: Head of Influencing
Responsible for: Engaging EU stakeholders in Plan International’s work and raising awareness of Plan International’s messages through multi-platform communications
Contract: CDI (Belgian permanent contract)
Preferred starting date: as soon as possible
Status: Full-time (100% - 5 days = 37.5 hrs./week)
Salary: Depending on experience
Benefits: 20 legal holidays + 4 PLAN International holidays, pension scheme, life insurance cover, hospitalization, dental and outpatient cover, meal vouchers, work-related public transport costs.
Travel: Travel might be necessary depending on need, within or outside Europe
Plan International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We strongly encourage women and people of all genders, minorities, individuals with disabilities or members of other underrepresented groups to apply. In addition, if you do not meet all the requirements and are very interested by the position, you can still apply by letting us know what you would bring to the work of Plan International.
Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organisation working for equality for girls and better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. 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 80 countries across the world.
The purpose and ambition of Plan International EU Office (EUO) is to advance children’s rights and equality for girls in particular 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 five-year strategy 2017-2022. The Communications and Campaigns Coordinator contributes to implementing our ‘influencing’ mandate while being a key member of the EU Office’s team which carries out an integrated programmes, influencing and strategic communications approach. This position is intended to build the strength, visibility and credibility of our office as a trusted partner and expert on children’s rights and equality for girls both within and outside the organisation through consistent, professional, multi-platform communications.
He/she plays a central role in shaping the stories we tell about Plan International and its work, so as to change minds, encourage support and rally enthusiasm for our cause within the global EU spaces.
This involves working closely with all parts of the EUO such as with the Influencing Team, the Partnership Team and the Head of the Office. Moreover, he/she will be playing a guiding role in the comms and campaigns work done by our national offices, country and regional offices as appropriate towards the EU.
All communications and campaigns activities are to be developed and implemented in collaboration with the entire office and other relevant Plan International offices, that is the Head of Office, the Partnership Team, the Influencing Team as well as national offices (NO), country (CO) and regional offices (RO). The work carried out will be directly overviewed by the Head of Influencing, as direct line manager. Within this context, the Communications and Campaigns Coordinator will have responsibility for the following:
The successful candidate will balance excellent organisational and coordination skills with strong interpersonal communication in a multicultural context, and the ability to plan and implement under their own initiative. They will share Plan International's Purpose and Values.
If you meet the skills requirements above and are interested in applying for this post, please send your CV (no Europass) and cover letter in English to EUORecruitment@plan-international.org with “Application: Communications and Campaigns Coordinator” in the subject.
Deadline for applications is 4th December 2020 at 23:59, Local Time in Brussels, Belgium. Interviews will take place early January 2021.
Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. If you don’t hear back from us by 18th of December, unfortunately, your application was not successful. Therefore, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Successful candidates must hold the right to live and work in Belgium.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.