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12 May 2017

Full-Time Advocacy Officer (Maternity Cover)

VOICE – Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies – Posted by admin Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

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Job Description

Advocacy Officer (Maternity Cover)

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This is a key function in an international team of 7 persons. The position-holder is responsible for the network’s advocacy and will be in the frontline of influencing policy-makers mainly in the EU institutions and Member States on issues of priority to the network’s humanitarian NGO membership.

Main responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities, develop and implement advocacy strategies according to VOICE strategic objectives and work programme;
  • Provide effective policy research, analysis and advice concerning advocacy issues;
  • Develop advocacy messages and network positioning in collaboration with members, including via facilitation of events and workshops;
  • Write policy statements on behalf of the network ensuring the interests of VOICE members are heard by policy and decision makers;
  • Ensure information flow within the VOICE network, and support national-level advocacy, providing information and analysis to members;
  • Support the communication officer in strengthening VOICE external visibility and increased outreach to VOICE main targets;
  • Representation and networking on behalf of VOICE with the European institutions and other humanitarian actors as required;
  • Participation in secretariat administration, and team life as required.

Requirements

  • Solid knowledge of EU structures, policies, procedures, and funding mechanisms;
  • 3 to 5 years proven experience of humanitarian and/or development work including in policy analysis and development, advocacy activities and event organisation in an NGO environment;
  • Strong analytical capacity, good organisational skills and practical approach to problem solving;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and fluency in French;
  • Excellent communication, writing and networking skills;
  • Solid computer skills, preferably including website management;
  • Ability to work in a a multi-cultural working environment.

 

How to Apply

Please email your application by 23 May, in English to voice@ngovoice.org, write Advocacy Officer in the subject line, as well as your name and surname, and include:
  • A CV of maximum two pages;
  • A cover letter of no more than one page outlining your motivation for the job;
  • Please feel free to also send in any link to samples of your work.

Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Full-Time.

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