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Eurodad is looking for a Communications Associate

COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

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Application deadline: 13th May 2017 before midnight Central European Summer Time.

About Eurodad: Eurodad (the European Network on Debt and Development) is a network of 47 civil society organisations (CSOs) from 20 European countries, which works for transformative yet specific changes to global and European policies, institutions, rules and structures to ensure a democratically controlled, environmentally sustainable financial and economic system that works to eradicate poverty and ensure human rights for all.

Candidates are encouraged to review our website: www.eurodad.org and subscribe to our Development Finance Watch newsletter for further information. A summary of our 2015-19 Strategy is here.


Role Purpose:

The Communications Associate plays a key role in helping Eurodad communicate its research, policy proposals and campaign messages effectively, to help influence decision makers and opinion-formers and galvanise political support for real change. 

The successful candidate will have an understanding of Eurodads work areas and a passion for global social and economic justice. They will work across the full range of online, digital, print, social media, news media and stakeholder communications. A high standard of spoken and written English is essential, with French and/or Spanish a bonus. The selected candidate will be well organised, computer literate and may be expected to work independently when required.


Job description

A.COMMUNICATIONS (80%)
Support Eurodad staff to produce high quality reports and other communications outputs. 
Support the development of Eurodads website. 
Lead the production and dissemination of the biweekly newsletter. 
Produce content for the website and social media channels. 
Edit and proofread materials produced by staff. 
Ensure that content is disseminated to Eurodads key audiences. 
Support media and social media activities.  
Help to develop and maintain Eurodads contact database.
Liaise with external suppliers such as designers, printers, copyeditors and filmmakers to support Eurodads communications work. 
Help manage the communications around external events. 
Attend external meetings to represent Eurodad and take notes.
Monitor the impact and reach of Eurodads communications work.

B.SUPPORT TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TEAM (20%)
Support the Communications Manager to ensure timely and effective communications outputs.
Support advocacy and policy managers and officers with communications relating to research and advocacy work when required. 
Support the preparation of narrative reports to donors. 
Contribute, as part of Eurodads team, to building team spirit by supporting colleagues and assisting with the day to day running of the office.
Support other staff with general needs, like equipment, supplies and office space.

Role related experience, skills and knowledge

1.ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE 
Educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject;
At least three years work experience in: 
On- and offline communications, media, journalism or similar (preferably in an NGO environment).
Writing succinct and well-structured summaries and articles for newsletters, websites or other similar communications products. 

2.DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE: 
Living or working in an international environment;

3.APTITUDES SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE  

Required: 
A very high standard of spoken and written English, with good level of proficiency in French and/or Spanish.
Strong communication skills, with a good knowledge of digital communications; 
A knowledge of, and experience with, social media platforms;
Experience of using Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite and video editing software. 
Computer literate in all main Microsoft Office applications;
Team player with ability also to use own initiative and work independently;
Ability to plan, prioritise and work under pressure;
Ability to work sensitively with non-government organisations across Europe and worldwide

Desirable:
Experience of event organisation;
Knowledge of other European languages;
Managing websites;
Experience of proofreading and sub-editing in English; 
Basic knowledge of debates around global poverty reduction and relevant European policies.

4.COMMITMENT TO EURODADS OBJECTIVES