Advocacy Officer

Jesuit European Social Centre
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 23

Position description

The Officer should have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be self-motivated with the ability to plan and act in coordination with the JESC Director and her/his JESC Ecology colleagues. Close collaboration with other members of JESC European Affairs, Social Justice and Leadership teams is also expected.


Ecology Advocacy work (70%)

  • Keep up-to-date with Ecology key issues, including monitoring relevant official and civil society activities in policy areas identified as priorities, and participate in the design of the overall JESC Ecology strategy;
  • Produce briefings, articles, updates and summaries based on relevant issues to be published on JESC newsletter and other social media;
  • Support the Communications Officer in media outreach to support JESC advocacy strategy and in generating social media and website content;
  • Participate in advocacy meetings, including with politicians, officials and parliamentarians and present JESC’s work at conferences and seminars;
  • Help organise, facilitate and attend meetings, conferences, teleconferences and other processes with JESC members and allies to agreed common strategies and initiatives.

JESC and European Jesuit networks (20%)

  • Participate in JESC and European Jesuit network meetings and projects related to Ecology and Social Justice;
  • Contribute and collaborate in the Advocacy work of these networks, already existing or to be created.

Others (10%)

  • Support fundraising activities, including by drafting relevant sections of reports and proposal;
  • Support the JESC team as necessary, including occasionally taking on tasks and responsibilities outside this job description to meet team or organisational needs;
  • Contribute, as part of JESC team, to building team spirit by supporting colleagues and assisting with the day to day running of the office.


  • The ability to develop consensus policy positions and write high-quality policy papers;
  • The ability to gather and interpret correct information about JESC related topics, Ecology in particular;
  • The ability to use initiative, prioritise, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.


  • Education: Masters in International Relations, EU studies, Environmental Sustainability or similar;
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role;
  • Languages: English C1 (Written and spoken) and French B2. Additional languages desirable;
  • Competencies: Excellent analytical skills; Strong attention to detail; Active listener, Solutions oriented; Strong interpersonal skills; High level of motivation; Organisational and time management skills; Ability to work proactively and to meet deadlines;
  • Familiarity with the Laudato Si’ document, Integral Ecology work, and Jesuit spirituality is also a desirable asset.

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