Lobbying Officer (Voluntary Position)

International Association for Democracy
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 01

Position description

The International Association for Democracy (IAD) is an NGO that works to defend and advance democracy around the globe. We link people with their governments and lobby governments to promote, strengthen and safeguard democratic institutions, processes, norms and values at home and abroad. We also work towards raising public awareness about the current state of democracy around the world and what should be done to better defend and promote democracy. For further information, visit www.iad.ngo.

IAD is looking for a Lobbying Officer to join the Lobbying Team to help us grow as an association. The candidate must be able to commit 3-5 hours per week to this role.

Objectives of this Role

  • Develop a political strategy for IAD
  • Identify key stakeholders involved in government decisions
  • Lobby parliamentarians and government ministers to advance IAD's goals

· The candidate is expected to volunteer for 3-5 hours per week to this role.

Skills, Qualifications & Requirements

  • A bachelor's and/or master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations or a similar field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent speaker of English
  • Basic understanding of Google Workspace and collaboration tools on Google Docs

· Candidate must be available to have calls with politicians during working hours (9am - 5pm) every now and then (approximately once every two weeks)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous lobbying experience
  • Previous experience with NGO

What We Can Offer YOU

  • Training and mentoring to teach you how to effectively lobby politicians
  • Experience in an international NGO and an excellent reference to help you in your career
  • You will join a welcoming international network of students and professionals who have a passion for promoting and defending democracy, the rule of law and human rights
  • The inclusion of your name, photo, and role at IAD on our website

Application instructions

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