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22 Feb 2017

Full-Time Policy and Communication Officer

CEPIS – Council of European Professional Informatics Societies – Posted by admin Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

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Job Description

Policy and Communication Officer

Terms of Reference

The Policy and Communication Officer shall be based in Brussels and provide support to the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS).

Reporting directly to the Secretary General, the Policy and Communication Officer shall be responsible for the various elements of the job description listed below. The duties outlined are not exhaustive and the incumbent will be expected to undertake additional duties as reasonably directed by the Secretary General and/or the Chief Executive Officer.

Responsibilities

Policy:

  • Monitor EU policy developments in ICT-related fields in particular e-Skills;
  • Participate in and support working groups and networks in areas related to information technology, professional and end-user skills, computing in schools, ethics in IT, legal and security issues in IT, Green ICT and gender equity in ICT;
  • Represent the organisation externally and give presentations at technical meetings, workshops, briefings and conferences;
  • Engage with and support the member organisations;
  • Build and maintain relationships with external organisations;
  • Identify outreach opportunities;
  • Undertake advocacy activities as directed by the Secretary General.

Communications:

  • Undertake the creation and implementation of an annual communications strategy;
  • Undertake PR activities and disseminate information to the European Commission and other stakeholders via defined channels;
  • Draft and pitch press releases, op-eds and interviews for external dissemination;
  • Produce copy for publications, internal and external newsletters, case studies, and other materials as requested;
  • Create and execute communications strategies for specific projects, campaigns, and events;
  • Participate in and support European Commission campaigns in the field of digital skills and IT;
  • Update, maintain and constantly improve the content of a number of websites;
  • Coordinate internal communication to members;
  • Manage social media presence, maintaining a consistent profile & presence on relevant social networks;
  • Create charts, illustrations and infographics to support communication.

Events:

  • Lead the organisation of European events, conferences and other meetings;
  • Undertake actions to promote the events as directed;
  • Liaise with and support suppliers, contacts, contractors, venues as required.

Required skills

  • At least 4 years of professional experience in a similar officer-level role;
  • Fluent command of written and spoken English and a good writing style;
  • A flawless, native command of English is essential for this role – all business is conducted through English;
  • Excellent knowledge of standard office applications (word processing, email, internet etc.);
  • Previous knowledge of CMS;
  • Have good presentation skills;
  • Graphic design skills.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of the European institutions;
  • Have strong interest in ICT and related issues;
  • Thrive in a small team and work well independently;
  • Be highly organised;
  • Have a strong proactive work ethic, be very committed with a high level of motivation and ability to work independently;
  • Willing to travel.

Application process

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and CV in English by email to the attention of Ms. Fanning, to admin@cepis.org with the subject line ‘Application: Policy and Communication Officer’. Applicants may also include examples of published articles, please include any such files in a single pdf file or Word document.

Only candidates with a native level of English and the skills listed above will be considered. The position is granted with a competitive salary. Only selected candidates will be called for interview and may be asked to complete a short assignment. The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible.

The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) is a nonprofit organisation seeking to improve and promote a high standard among informatics professionals in recognition of the impact that Informatics has on employment, business and society. CEPIS represents 32 Member Societies in 31 countries across greater Europe.

How to Apply

Application deadline: 10 March 2017. For more information, www.cepis.org. For more information about ECDL Foundation please see www.ecdl.org.

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

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