Membership and Network Development Officer

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25 Dec 2019
Membership and Network Development Officer
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Full-time permanent contract – Brussels based – 2,400-2,600€ monthly gross salary depending on experience 
 
About Eurochild 
Eurochild is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, which promotes the well-being and rights of children and young people at the European level and, through its membership, in the European countries. We are supported financially by the European Commission. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work. 
 
In the 15 years since its establishment, Eurochild has grown into one of the most influential networks on children’s rights in Europe. It has almost 200 members across 34 countries in Europe, including national coalitions of children’s rights (‘national partner networks’) in 21 countries. It has pioneered new approaches to involving children directly in its work, including co-design of its biannual conference and supporting children’s self-advocacy. It engages at the highest political level at the European Union, for example it is advising on a future European Child Guarantee.  Its current 3-year strategy has 3 advocacy priorities: ending child poverty (with a particular focus on early childhood development); ending institutional care for children and reforming child protection systems; and strengthening political recognition of children’s rights including the right of the child to be heard. 
 
About this position 
This is a new position at the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Eurochild network, created to support development & implementation of Eurochild’s membership strategy. The Membership and Network Development Officer will be responsible for membership administration & database development, facilitation of membership recruitment & engagement, & strengthening capacity & engagement of Eurochild national partner networks. He/she will have coordination responsibilities across the team to support a listening culture, responsive to & inclusive of members, ensuring effective monitoring & feedback mechanisms to help track members’ involvement. 
The specific responsibilities of the Membership and Network Development Officer will include & relate to: 
  • Membership administration & development of membership database, tools & practices
  • Working with the communications team on membership communication services & promotional tools
  • Development & implementation of Eurochild’s membership recruitment strategy including coordinating with other team members on reaching out to & meeting prospective members
  • Following through membership applications & communication related to membership questions 
  • Tracking members’ involvement; develop & facilitate implementation of related processes & databases
  • Mapping of members’ expertise & knowledge and facilitation of regular contact with members
  • Relations with & support to Eurochild national partner networks, including coordination of their bi-annual meetings, facilitation of their engagement with Eurochild’s work & implement their regular review process
  • Keeping track of developments regarding national child rights coalitions in Europe; supporting emerging networks & encouraging their membership of Eurochild 
 
Eurochild Avenue de la Porte de Hal 27, 1060 Brussels, Belgium Tel. +32 (0)2 511 70 83 Fax +32 (0)2 511 72 98 info@eurochild.org - www.eurochild.org 
 
Support and supervision 
The Membership and Network Development Officer will report to the Director of Operations. He/she will also receive support from the Eurochild management board Sub-Committee on Membership which meets roughly bi-monthly and involves two Management Board Members. 
Candidate requirements 
Essential
  • 3-5 years’ relevant work experience & ability to provide 2 professional references
  • Commitment and interest in children’s rights
  • Curious and open minded with good listening skills & appetite for learning and personal & professional growth
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as being a good team worker
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and able to multitask and prioritize
  • Excellent networking & communications skills
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and a willingness to learn to use and help us update and improve Eurochild’s various online tools and databases
  • Flexibility and readiness to work in a small, interdependent and international team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, other languages are an advantage

Desirable 

  • Experience of working with or for non-governmental organisations
  • Experience of membership-based networks working at national, European or international level
  • Solid theoretical understanding of children’s rights
  • Experience with use of CRM tools or databases 
Conditions
  • 2,400-2,600€ monthly gross salary depending on experience
  • Benefits (13th month, lunch tickets, full hospitalisation & pension insurance)  Location: Eurochild Secretariat (Rue de Trèves 9., 1000 Brussels, Belgium)
  • Preferred starting date: February 2020
  • Type of contract: Full-time permanent contract 
Application and selection process 
Interested candidates are invited to complete the on-line application form, accompanied by their CV, by Wednesday 1st January 2020. 
Owing to the high number of applications, we are unable to respond to each applicant individually. Therefore, only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited to interviews. 
 
Do you have questions? For any questions on the application, please contact Andrea Witt at andrea.witt@eurochild.org.

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