ESCR-Net - The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is seeking a communications assistant to work in its New York City secretariat office.
ESCR-Net is a collaborative initiative of more than 280 Members—social movements, indigenous peoples’ groups, NGOs and advocates—from over 75 countries around the world working to secure economic and social justice through human rights. ESCR-Net seeks to strengthen the field of all human rights, with a special focus on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), and further develop the tools for achieving their promotion, protection and fulfillment. Through ESCR-Net, groups and individuals exchange information, develop a collective voice, amplify their actions, and develop new tools and strategies. By facilitating joint actions, enhancing communications and building solidarity across regions, ESCR-Net seeks to build a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all. The member-led collective work of ESCR-Net is guided by core principles of gender and regional balance in leadership, intersectional gender analysis, and centrality of grassroots groups and social movements.
For a complete overview of ESCR-Net’s work, please visit our website at www.escr-net.org.
The communications assistant will serve as a key part of our NYC-based secretariat team and will be responsible for supporting ESCR-Net’s external and member-to-member and internal communications.
This position will involve assisting in the maintenance of our ESCR-Net’s communications systems and implementation of strategic communications initiatives that advance ESCR-Net’s objectives. Working closely with the communications coordinator, primary functions will include: regularly updating and disseminating information online about ESCR-Net collective and member activities across four languages and facilitating information-sharing amongst diverse ESCR-Net member organizations and individuals. Assistance for other secretariat staff in utilizing ESCR-Net’s regular communications tools will also be a responsibility of the communications assistant.
Please email your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest, with the subject line that includes “Communications Assistant Search” followed by your initials.
We encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning 9 July 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.Thank you for your understanding during this process.
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