The European Free Alliance (EFA) works for a Europe of the Peoples and is composed of 46 member parties that represent stateless nations, regions and minorities from across Europe. As a progressive pro-European political party, the right to self-determination is the cornerstone of EFA’s programme, and is composed of members across the EU, and beyond.
EFA’s office is based in Brussels (Boomkwekerijstraat/Rue de la Pépinière 1, 1000), alongside its youth branch, EFAy, and political foundation, the Coppieters Foundation. EFA works closely with its parliamentary group of MEPs in the European Parliament, and well as the European Alliance in the Committee of the Regions.
About the job offer
EFA is seeking to hire a Communications Officer for its office in Brussels. This person will be responsible for the implementation of the external and internal communications strategy of the organisation and will report to EFA’s Director and Bureau.
This is a full-time position for five (5) working days (38 hours) per week as part of an international team.
EFA offers attractive conditions with a competitive salary and additional packages of fringe benefits in line with seniority and work experience. This is a full-time contract, commencing on 6 January 2020, for an initial period of 6 months. After evaluation, an extended, long-term contract may then be offered.
This call is open to candidates with a background in journalism or communications, with knowledge of the EU institutions and relevant experience in political communications -preferably at EU level- and/or as an EU affairs journalist.
A recommendation letter from an EFA member party will be an asset.
Goal of this function
The main tasks of the Communications Officer will be those related to the planning and implementation of the communications strategy of the organisation, both internally and externally, with a particular focus on media relations and press materials, social media and website content management; as well as, to a lesser extent, other tasks related to the daily management and development of the organisation.
Main tasks and responsibilities
a) Increase the visibility and presence of EFA in European, statewide and national/regional media: from traditional to online media outlets
b) Monitor and manage EFA channels on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) according to the communications strategy
c) Manage and update content of the EFA website on a regular basis, as well as the newsletter
d) Liaise with key stakeholders at EU and international level, such as EU institutions, civil society organizations and NGOs
a) Liaise with EFA member parties to enhance cooperation and regular feedback in the communications field
b) Coordinate with the EFA group in the European Parliament (MEPs, assistants, group advisors, etc.) and the European Alliance Group in the Committee of the Regions
c) Liaise with Coppieters Foundation and EFAy
Skills and competences
Knowledge and technical skills
Candidates must be eligible to work and live in Belgium. Non-EU candidates are encouraged to apply and to verify the non-existence of obstacles for their employment, entrance and establishment in Belgium.
Interested applicants can apply now by sending a motivation letter and a CV in ENGLISH to the EFA Secretariat.
Applications can be sent by email (with “read receipt” option or requesting a reply) to [email protected] and/or by certified post to:
European Free Alliance (EFA) EUPP
1000 - Brussels. Belgium
(REF: Communications Officer position)
Deadline for reception of candidacies: 1 December 2019.
The procedure for the election of the candidate will be as follows:
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