Capitalisation & Communication Officer

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27 Jun 2019

The Capitalisation and Communication Officer will, under the responsibility of the Head of Unit – Capitalisation & Communication, support the delivery of thematic capitalisation projects, be responsible for URBACT’s overall editorial and publication strategy, and ensure coherence between capitalisation and communication activities.

Main tasks consist on:

1. Capitalisation activities

  • Coordinating and following up delivery of selected capitalisation projects, particularly those with a strong digital presence, including management of programme experts;
  • drafting Terms of Reference for external service providers, assessing proposals, coordinating thematic experts and service, assessing thematic content and outputs
  • organising thematic seminars, policy labs, other capitalisation events (incl. preparation and delivery);
  • ensuring the overall coherence and integration of capitalisation outputs and the ‘Knowledge Hub’ brand in the wider editorial strategy, providing support for the design, structure and layout of capitalisation products;
  • designing communication campaigns for capitalisation activities (work-streams, policy labs, studies, etc.);
  • assisting with coordination of overall work programme for URBACT thematic experts, support with coordination meetings.

2. Editorial strategy:

  • Contributing to the design of the editorial strategy;
  • contributing to editorial planning, incl. editorial meetings, particularly with input from capitalisation actions;
  • responsible for ensuring the content for capitalisation and communications material (eg institutional brochure, project results publication, etc.).

3. Other communications tasks:

  • Contributes to the development and delivery of the programme Communications strategy;
  • contributes to the coordination and delivery of major capitalisation and communications events (eg. Thematic seminars, programme level conferences, etc.);
  • can be called to assist the other JS staff with the organisation of events related to specific strands of activities (networking, capacity-building, etc.);
  • works in close cooperation with Partnership officer to ensure partnership strategy (design and implementation) and National URBACT Points action plans are in line with capitalisation actions.

4. Programme Implementation:

  • Liaise closely with the Communication Officer and with the Partnerships Officer in the development of activities;
  • contribute to the preparation, implementation and follow up of the decisions of the URBACT III Monitoring Committee related to capitalisation and communication activities;
  • assist the Head of Unit in monitoring the Programme budget and performance indicators;
  • contribute to the production of the annual implementation reports in accordance with European Commission requirements.

Please consult the full job description here.

Interested candidates are requested to send their application in French and in English, namely a Curriculum Vitae accompanied by a cover letter. All applications must be sent by email until 9 July 2019 midnight CET to Thierry Picquart, Head of the Administration and Coordination Unit, and Nuala Morgan, Head of the Capitalisation and Communication Unit.

We reserve the right to close the recruitment process before the deadline depending on applications received.


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