Network Development Officer

European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR aisbl) is the only pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe. Our mission is to achieve full equality, solidarity and well-being for all in Europe. We want to allow all members of society, whatever their skin colour, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, to participate and be included in society. We specifically work to combat racism and discrimination based on colour, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, religion, culture, language or legal status. We envision a vibrant and inclusive society and economy that embrace equality and diversity and the benefits of a racism-free Europe. Our staff is based in our Secretariat in Brussels and our member organisations are based all over Europe.

To support our work to achieve positive systemic change to build an inclusive Europe, we are looking to recruit a passionate and talented Network Development Officer (NDO) to develop, manage and implement the network development strategy, which puts a priority on building a dynamic membership by supporting active engagement, solidarity and collective action among members and within the ENAR structure and in support of ENAR's strategic objectives. This post offers a unique opportunity to be a leading force for change as an advocate and champion of the anti-racist movement.

Base Salary: €3094 gross per month
Reports to: Director Policy, Advocacy and Network Development
Responsible for: Volunteers and interns as appropriate 
Working hours: Full time 
Contract: 1 year with possibility of renewal following evaluation
Start of contract: ASAP 

The NDO is also in charge of conceptualising and implementing membership engagement, alignment, and capacity building strategies for ENAR’s members organisations. They are based at the ENAR Secretariat in Brussels.

They service and maintain contact with ENAR members and strive to develop and improve ENAR’s membership in the framework of the network development strategy. They support the empowerment of members, for example, by designing and implementing capacity building and other training schemes, with the support and input of colleagues and Members.

They provide network support to re-granting programmes for members’ activities and capacity building, such as the Empowerment and Resilience Fund.

They also collect relevant information from the members for different purposes and in collaboration with the administration team. For this purpose, they keep up and update members' lists.

They engage with members to stay updated about national/local political and social issues, as well as any organisational issues. They inform the management, colleagues and Board Members on a regular basis on the state of ENAR’s network and its membership.

They work in close cooperation with the Communications department to develop creative communication tools to engage and inform Members, such as the internal newsletter for ENAR members, blogs, videos, etc., to facilitate communication among Members, and to give visibility to members’ work.

Primary responsibilities

  1. Implement the network development strategy and support the membership active engagement in the strategic plan process of ENAR;
  2. Manage the membership and network development (i.e. application procedures and process, membership database, membership induction, internal discussions on the network development, Maintain regular contact with members;
  3. Map capacity building needs of members and design and implement training seminars or relevant meetings;
  4. Facilitate digital and physical meetings and trainings using creative and inclusive participatory methods;
  5. Support and promote active engagement of members within the ENAR network structure;
  6. Enhance and promote ENAR membership at the regional and national levels;
  7. Monitor and update members about funding opportunities that may be relevant for the membership;
  8. Provide network support to the membership re-granting and capacity building schemes according to available budget and inform the strategic development of the Network about the Members’ needs and expectations;
  9. Support the Major Events working group with organisation of activities requiring broad membership participation;
  10. Maintain a high situational awareness of members' activities, expertise and needs and advise ENAR team to best showcase and leverage the network's own expertise as one task, and the other;
  11. Support our Communications team by contributing the perspective of members to ENAR's internal and outgoing communications;
  12. Ensure membership information and contact details maintained in the CRM are up to date and contributing to the organisation's reporting on achievements on membership growth, retention and capacity building for funding requirements and monitoring and evaluation;
  13. Regularly brief the staff and Board on the network and the membership and pro-actively feed in policy, campaigning and communication initiatives;
  14. Travel abroad to visit members, attend members’ activities or related events;
  15. Take on any task related to the post as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Management.


Education and knowledge

  1. Education to university level with a degree and 3 years of experience or equivalent without degree but 5 years of experience;
  2. Good understanding of the political debates related to anti-racism and equal rights in Europe;
  3. Knowledge of networking and organisational development methodologies.

Ability and skills

  1. Strong organisational skills;
  2. Excellent social and communication skills and ability to connect in an empathic way;
  3. Excellent facilitation skills and knowledge of participatory methods, including online facilitation methods;
  4. Ability to work in organisations operating in diverse political and cultural contexts;
  5. Collaborative team player;
  6. Ability to prioritise and to meet deadlines;
  7. Ability to speak and write fluently in English. Knowledge and ability to communicate in any other language is an asset;
  8. A strong commitment to ENAR’s mission and vision;
  9. Good ICT skills.


  1. Worked as organiser and movement builder in membership-based organisations and with people with diverse backgrounds;
  2. Community work including capacity building and organisational development;
  3. Experience facilitating a number of meetings and trainings;
  4. Previous experience as a membership officer, customer relations a value-add.

Reporting duties

The Network Development Officer reports to the Director Policy, Advocacy and Network Development.

Line management

No line management duties beyond guiding their own Intern, if applicable.

ENAR aisbl strives for a diverse staff and ensures that opportunities offered are accessible to all regardless of gender, age, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. ENAR encourages members of groups which are affected by racism and related discrimination to apply for this post. 

Application instructions

 A complete application contains

  1. An application form part 1 (Link: and part 2(Link:
    Please note that the home page (part 1) of this application form is not shared with the selection committee until the interview. Please make sure that your application (part 2) is anonymous. Do not put your name on this form;
  2. The equal opportunities form (Link: Although we would welcome receipt of this form, it is not mandatory. Please also do not put your name on this form. 

CVs or European application forms won’t be accepted. You are required to use the ENAR application forms. See All information given in the application, including the Equal Opportunities monitoring form, will be treated in a confidential manner. 

All applications should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] by 22 January 2023 (midnight Central European Time). Candidates should ideally be available for interviews conducted on Monday 13 February 2023). Please put ‘Application NDO + your full name’ in the subject line of the email message. The recruitment process will include an interview and a written test. The selected candidate should preferably start in March.

Last update: 09/01/2023 

This is a description of the job, as constituted at the date shown. ENAR periodically reviews job descriptions, updates them and ensures that they relate to the job performed, or incorporate any proposed changes. 

European Network Against Racism Aisbl
67 Rue Ducale, 1000, Brussels, + 32 (0 )2229 35 70|[email protected]

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