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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


Job Description

Advocacy Officer (Maternity Cover)


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.


  • 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, 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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