CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are made up of member organisations: 28 national associations, 25 international networks and 4 associate members that represent more than 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. We are the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy. We are a not for profit organisation, registered under Belgian law as an a.i.s.b.l - Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif - (An international not for profit association).
We are the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy. We aim to strengthen the impact of European development NGOs vis-à-vis the European Institutions and to positively influence the European Development policies for a fair, just and sustainable world.
CONCORD envisions a world where people enjoy their right to live free of poverty and exploitation as well as their right to enjoy wellbeing and equality. This must be achieved by a citizen-led transformative agenda based on social justice and gender equality and respecting diversity and the limits of our planetary capacity.
If you’re looking for meaningful work in a confederation committed to bettering lives around the world with a team of dedicated professionals and wonderful people we would love to hear from you!
About the role
CONCORD is seeking a highly-motivated individual and deeply committed to our vision, to assume the role of Communication Coordinator, making our communication more impactful to achieve our goals.
As Communication Coordinator, you will be part of the Membership, Outreach and Communications Team made of 4 to 5 people including 1 head of department, 2 coordinators and a communication intern (until end of March 2020) and you.
The Communication Coordinator will be expected to strategise, implement and monitor all CONCORD communications. With two main goals:
1. Increase CONCORD visibility & profile and promote CONCORD messages towards our external stakeholders (EU institutions, Media and Journalists, Partners and allies)
2. Ensure our members are informed, enabling them to play an active role in the confederation.
Concretely, this means:
Develop and implement a communication strategy including social media, for the confederation (internal and external)
Maintain and strengthen the public image of CONCORD
Develop and maintain relations with EU institutions’ communication team
Maintain press relations and elaborate media releases
Implement a coherent editorial style and tone for the
Develop content and innovative tools to implement the strategy
Facilitate mutual learning and exchange with communication
experts from the confederation
Prepare and/or supervise -with the help of the intern- the communication outcomes of the confederation (newsletters, social media updates, blog posts, publications, updates of the website, events, reports and campaigns...)
Web administration (supported by intern)
Act as guardian of CONCORD’s branding
Coordinate CONCORD’s annual reports
As part of the team, you will also be expected to support the organisation of the team’s and confederation’s events and activities, such as the General Assembly.
Here are the skills and experience we’re looking for:
Understanding of advocacy
Ability to prioritise while managing multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines
Ability to work autonomously and take initiatives
Ability to work effectively and efficiently
Ability to handle sensitive information with integrity
Essential experience and knowledge
Higher education in Human/Social Sciences, Communication, Developmentor similar.
Good experience in managing online communication tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp, Wordpress on a daily basis.
Knowledge and experience in civil society sector, knowledge of the development sector.
Good computer literacy and IT mindset
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, including training
Native level written English
Experience in working with a CRM
Fluent in any other EU language
Graphic design skills
Experience in working in a multicultural environment
Conditions of employment including benefits
Your gross full-time salary, depending on experience, will be from € 3.376,45 per
month (13.8 months a year)
You will be entitled to a minimum of 20 days vacation pro rata
CONCORD also provides hospitalisation insurance, meal vouchers of €7 per
day and a monthly commuting allowance in line with our green office policy (local public transport or bicycle)
Interested? Great! Here's what you should know:
This is a full time permanent position based in CONCORD’s office in Brussels.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disabilities, or length of time spent unemployed.
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