Traineeship: Communications and Campaigns Assistant

Plan International EU Office
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 21

Position description

As part of the EU Influencing Team, the Communications and Campaigns Assistant will support the media and communications work of the Plan International EU Office to ensure that 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 Communications and Campaigns Coordinator:

  • Support Plan International EU Office’s communications and campaign work in key policy areas including Gender Equality, Humanitarian Aid, Development and Peace Policies, Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE), Girls’ Leadership and Youth Participation
  • 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
  • Support Plan International EU Office’s work to advance girls’ rights and gender equality in the framework of the work of the EU Office, the Girls Get Equal global campaign, as well as any other campaigns of Plan International
  • Support the organisation of key events and activities such as in the framework of the upcoming European Humanitarian Forum, the EU Youth Action Plan, and more, possibly including youth participation related tasks, among others
  • Liaise with the Partnerships Team of the EU Office as wells as with Plan International’s National, Regional and Country Offices to gather information and prepare social media toolkits and case studies on EC-funded projects and collaborate on influencing processes as relevant
  • Working in collaboration with the policy team as relevant, such as drafting articles and setting up influencing plans
  • Provide support for the organisation of both internal and external meetings, seminars, hearings and other events conducted by Plan International EU Office
  • Maintain and manage Plan International EU Office’s contact database and general mailbox, and provide other administrative support as required

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Plan International’s vision and mission;
  • A university degree in a relevant field (Communication, Journalism, International Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Political Science, etc.);
  • Understanding of the functioning of the European Union, and its external action strongly preferred. Understanding of the EU’s humanitarian aid or international cooperation and development aid particularly relating to child rights and gender equality is an asset;
  • Flexible, proactive and resourceful with good organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Ability to work independently / with little supervision;
  • An enthusiasm for social media and its ability to give visibility to Plan International priorities;
  • Experience working with WordPress;
  • Ability to synthesise key information;
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgement under pressure;
  • Computer savvy and creative;
  • 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;
  • A valid work permit for Belgium.

 

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