Eurochild is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, which promotes the well-being and rights of children and young people at the European level and, through its membership, in the European countries. We are supported financially by the European Commission. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the basis of our 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 34 countries in Europe, including national coalitions of children’s rights (‘national partner networks’) 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. Its current 3-year strategy has 3 advocacy priorities: ending child poverty (with a particular focus on early childhood development); ending institutional care for children and reforming child protection systems; and strengthening political recognition of children’s rights including the right of the child to be heard.
About this position
This is a new position at the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Eurochild network, created to support development & implementation of Eurochild’s membership strategy. The Membership and Network Development Officer will be responsible for membership administration & database development, facilitation of membership recruitment & engagement, & strengthening capacity & engagement of Eurochild national partner networks. He/she will have coordination responsibilities across the team to support a listening culture, responsive to & inclusive of members, ensuring effective monitoring & feedback mechanisms to help track members’ involvement.
The specific responsibilities of the Membership and Network Development Officer will include & relate to:
Support and supervision
The Membership and Network Development Officer will report to the Director of Operations. He/she will also receive support from the Eurochild management board Sub-Committee on Membership which meets roughly bi-monthly and involves two Management Board Members.
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