Campaign Officer

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30 Sep 2018
The European Youth Forum is the leading organisation advocating for the rights of young people. We are a platform of youth organisations, independent, democratic and youth-led, we represent 104 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across the Continent. The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
Deadline for application: 30/09/2018 at 23h59 CET.
The European Youth Forum is looking for a Campaign Officer to join the Policy & Advocacy Department. The Campaign Officer will work under the supervision of the Policy & Advocacy Coordinator in charge of the European Youth Forum's European elections campaign 2019.
  • Together with the rest of the Policy and Advocacy Department, the Campaign Team and under the supervision of the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, plan and implement the European Youth Forum's campaign for the upcoming European elections (2019).
  • Work on the organisation of events and capacity building opportunities for the Member Organisations of the European Youth Forum running European elections-related activities.
  • Support in developing and maintaining partnerships for the campaign, including with political parties, civil society organisations, media partners, funders and others.
  • Support in the building of a digital community and contribute to the running of an online campaign for the European elections.
  • Support the campaign’s Coordinator in ensuring that European Youth Forum policy is implemented throughout all campaign’s related activities and materials.
  • A higher education degree in social science, law, political science, international or EU affairs or other relevant field is desirable but can be compensated by relevant NGO and/or non-formal education experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience in political or other advocacy campaigning, or in project management.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral.
Job-related skills
  • A good knowledge of and experience in using digital and social media platforms for campaigning purposes.
  • Strong knowledge of European Affairs and politics.
  • A good understanding of the international non-profit associations‘s environment and experience working in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • Ability to get people on board.
General skills
  • Proactive, critical, flexible, creative and solution oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on a common project.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage a challenging workload and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel and to work flexible hours if required, including occasional weekends.
  • Willing to live in or relocate to Brussels or the surrounding area.
  • Computer literacy: good working knowledge of G-suite and Mac operating system.
The contract is for a period of 9 months and full time (35 hours per week). The gross monthly salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently applied at the European Youth Forum) is €2,754.
A relocation package, hospitalisation insurance and other benefits are available. Travel expenses within the Brussels region are covered by the European Youth Forum.
Candidates to this position should be willing to travel and work flexible hours including if required occasional weekends. This position being based in Brussels candidates should be willing to relocate or live in surrounding area.
To submit your application for this vacancy, please use the European Youth Forum online recruitment system:
How to apply with the online application system?
  1. Create a user account: click on "Registration" and fill in your personal details.
  2. Go to the "private area” and login with your username and password.
  3. Click on the vacancy and apply.
  4. Respond to our application questions and upload your CV.

Interviews for this vacancy will be held between 8th and 10th October 2018 and the successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible (5th November 2018 latest) Due to the high number of applications usually received for European Youth Forum vacancies, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted. All candidates are kindly requested to refrain from any phone inquiries.

All appointments should be made in a transparent way and comply with all relevant employment regulations. No job applicant or employee should receive less favorable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.
Work permit
All applicants, whether EU or non-EU citizens, are considered equally. The Forum welcomes all nationalities and will take any work permit request at its charge.
Any relevant volunteering experience is considered equal to any other professional experience.
Conflict of interest
All applicants should be informed and should inform the Forum of any possible conflict of interest. Selected candidates should be aware that working and/or volunteering for a Member Organisation of the European Youth Forum, institutions, political parties or other representative civil society organisations at the European level might not be compatible with working at the Youth Forum.

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