Communications and Campaigns Assistant

Plan International EU Office
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Mar-02-2020
  • Posted
    Jan 29

Position description

As part of the EU Influencing Team, the assistant will support Plan International EU Office’s work to ensure the promotion and protection of children's rights, with a focus on gender equality, is a priority in the EU's external action.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Policy and Advocacy Manager and the Communications and Campaigns Coordinator:

  • Support Plan International EU Office's work to advance girls' rights and gender equality in the framework of Plan International's global campaign Girls Get Equal: this can vary from online campaigns to Girls’ take-overs;
  • Support Plan International EU Office’s communications and campaign work in key policy areas including Gender Equality, Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE), EU Funding (Multiannual Financial Framework, ODA), etc.;
  • Support the different online activities of the EU Office (website, social media and newsletter);
  • Daily monitoring of relevant news and updates from the EU Institutions and EU media;
  • Liaise with Plan International’s National, Regional and Country Offices to gather information and prepare social media toolkits and case studies on EC-funded projects;
  • Provide support for the organisation of events and activities, particularly relating to Plan International EU Office’s engagement in the European Development Days;
  • Provide support for the organisation of both internal and external meetings, seminars, hearings and other events conducted by Plan International EU Office;
  • Attend meetings and conferences of relevance to the EU Office’s work and visibility;
  • Maintain and manage Plan International EU Office’s contact database and general mailbox, and provide other administrative support as required.

Skills and qualifications requirements

Essential:

  • A university degree in a relevant field (Communication, Journalism, International Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Political Science, etc.);
  • A good understanding of EU external actions – with a focus on humanitarian aid or international cooperation and development aid;
  • An enthusiasm for social media and its ability to give visibility to the EU Office’s positions;
  • Experience working with CMS and/ or Wordpress;
  • Ability to synthesise key information;
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgement under pressure;
  • Computer savvy and creative;
  • Impeccable attention to detail; Flexible, proactive and resourceful with good organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills;
  • Commitment to Plan International’s vision and mission.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in a related field;
  • Proven understanding of the links between advocacy and communications;
  • A working knowledge of one or more of the following languages – eg French, German or Spanish;
  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and/ or InDesign.

 

Application instructions

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