Policy & Advocacy Manager – Europe

Access Now
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 18

Position description

The Europe Policy & Advocacy Manager is the lead policy and advocacy officer for Access Now in Europe, advancing the organizational mission to defend and extend the digital rights of people and communities at risk. The Manager heads up a highly sophisticated team of digital rights policy experts that together form one of the most effective civil society teams influencing digital rights and technology policy on the continent. In collaboration with the team and coalition partners, this role will have the opportunity to drive the advocacy agenda at the intersection of human rights and digital technologies in the region.

The Europe Policy & Advocacy Manager anchors the strategic vision for Access Now’s work on the continent and, in doing so, guides efforts to follow and influence relevant policy developments, recognizes campaign and strategic litigation opportunities, strengthens relationships across key networks, and advises on crafting appropriate communications. The key focus of the role is to be a strategic and supportive manager, advising and empowering each regional Advocacy team member to deliver excellence in strategic engagement, and pursue professional development opportunities, optimizing all available resources.

The successful candidate will sit on the Senior Management Team of the global organization, and be responsible for the implementation of Access Now’s Policy and Advocacy programmatic objectives in Europe. The Manager sits in the Policy and International Programs Team, within the Advocacy Arm of the organization, and reports through the Director – Policy and International Programs. They work closely with other Advocacy Arm teams; ensure smooth collaboration with teams across the Helpline, Development and Grants Arms; and facilitate the team’s participation in cross-organization workflows.

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