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 goal of the Plan International EU Office is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children's rights, with a focus on gender equality, is a priority for the EU’s external action. 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 Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager to achieve the policy and advocacy objectives of the Plan International EU Office as set out in our new five-year strategy 2017-2021. The Policy and Advocacy Officer will undertake both policy-related and programmatic advocacy and will support the communication team.
This role covers both humanitarian and development cooperation policy analysis and advocacy, with a strong focus on the gender-related aspects of both.
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.
1. Qualifications and Knowledge
Contract: One year, renewable
Working hours: Full-time
Travel: occasional travel will be necessary, both in Europe and beyond
Salary: between €34,800 and €41,800, depending on experience
Other Benefits: 24 days’ annual leave; hospitalisation insurance (DKV); workplace pension; meal vouchers; local public transport covered; "13th month" salary; holiday pay
The position reports to the Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager.
Please only send your CV (no more than two sides of A4) and cover letter (no more than one side of A4), stating the job title in the subject line. Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
The closing date for applications is Friday 26th May 2017 at 17h00 CET.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of business on 2nd June; first-round interviews will be held in Brussels or by skype (if not Brussels-based) between 12th and 14th June. The second round of interviews will be held in person in Brussels and will take place during the following week.
Two references will be sought and a range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
The start date for the position is Monday 04 September 2017.
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