Communications Officer

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29 Apr 2018

Alliance2015 Communications Officer

Alliance2015 is a strategic partnership of seven leading European INGOs with development and humanitarian programmes in 90 countries across the world. Alliance2015 members cooperate in emergency preparedness and response, development programming and knowledge sharing, and in Advocacy. Founded in 2000 to strengthen our members’ contribution to the Millennium Development Goals, we are committed to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is an exciting opportrunity for an ambitious young communications professional to join our small dynamic Alliance2015 team in supporting the delivery of our ambitious new strategy from our recently established Brussels hub.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Strategy development and implementation:

  • Work with senior staff and member agencies to develop and lead the implementation of Alliance2015 communications strategy for the years 2017-2020

Digital presence:

  • Maintain and develop Alliance2015’s online presence including the website, social media and intranet in close collaboration with members
  • Evaluate, analyse and make recommendations regarding Alliance2015’s communications, especially digital activity and the response to it

Communication materials development:

  • Coordinate, design, write, edit and produce engaging external and internal communication materials and ensure that they adhere to Alliance2015 communications guidelines
  • Coordinate the drafting, design and production of the Alliance2015 annual report
  • Design and ensure communications requirements for specific Brussels based and/or Alliance2015 led events
  • Support the production of high quality talking points, media briefings and specific presentations by senior Alliance2015/member staff in Brussels


  • Regular exchange with, and support to, the Communications Group members in order to include their views and needs in and to source content for Alliance2015 communications
  • Ensure regular update of Alliance2015 general information databases to support evidence-based communication
  • Respond to general enquiries received to Alliance2015 info email and redirect as required
  • Participate in and take minutes of annual meetings and, if required, Supervisory Council meetings
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks as requested by line manager

Person Specifications:

  • Successful experience in content marketing, social media and communications management, creating and editing digital content, contributing to brand/niche development
  • Proven ability to contribute to and deliver aspects of communications strategies with impact
  • Exceptionally strong writing, editing and copy editing skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (ability to share, receive feedback but also an understanding of the specifics of working for a network/in multi-cultural settings)
  • Flair for design and presentations (desktop publishing skills an asset, as is knowledge of use of video production in communications)
  • Proven ability to work on internet and website editing platforms/tools (e.g. SharePoint)
  • Experience in developing communication products including brochures, promotional materials, etc. both print and digital
  • Willingness to travel (approx. 10-15%)
  • Experience in working in development, Experience of working in the Brussels policy environment and Command of another European language (French, Spanish) are an asset

Full job description and application terms can be found by following the link here 

Closing date: 29 April 2018 midnight CET

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