Communications Officer

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    May 11

Position description

This is an exciting opportunity for a European affairs professional with fluent written and spoken English language skills, interested in working in an organisation with a dynamic and committed team in the field of gender equality, youth, global health and international development.

Based in Brussels, the communication officer will support DSW advocacy team on global health research and development for poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases (in short global health R&D or GH R&D) and on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially on youth and gender equality-related matters, working closely with DSW EU communications officer.

Areas of responsibility for the position include:

  • Support the Communications officer in the development of annual communications work plans
  • Support the Communications Officer and Head of the EU office in the implementation of advocacy communications activities
  • Support the Communications Officer in developing and implementing DSW’s activities on relevant social media platforms, including day-to-day management of DSW’s social media activities
  • Supporting Communications Officer in the creation of graphics, images, videos, podcasts, etc. in support of DSW’s advocacy activities
  • Proofreading and editing materials when needed
  • Representing DSW, and supporting the Communications Officer where necessary in partner coalitions and external stakeholder meetings
  • Support the Communications Officer in data gathering for preparing regular repo


  • 1-3 years of working experience on communications
  • University Master’s degree
  • Strong editing, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with content creation tools (graphics, publications, AV production)
  • Strong knowledge of EU context - both EU media and policy environments
  • Fluent oral and written English
  • Knowledge related to poverty alleviation, development cooperation, health-, research- and genderrelated policy matters desirable
  • Supportive of DSW's mission and vision
  • Work and residence permit for Belgium

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