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CONCORD is looking for an internal communication assistant

CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are made up of member organisations: 28 national associations, 25 international networks and 6 associate members that represent over 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. We are the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy. We are a not for profit organisation, registered under Belgian law as an a.i.s.b.l Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif (An international not for profit association).

If youre looking for a meaningful experience in a confederation committed to bettering lives around the world with a team of dedicated professionals and wonderful people and tell everyone that you contribute every day to transforming the lives of millions of people around the world, we would love to hear from you!

The position
CONCORD is seeking a highly-motivated individual to support our communications team in preparing engaging and impactful content.

What exactly will you do and what will you learn?
Assist in drafting the monthly newsletter;
Learning how create impactful newsletters using Mailchimp.

Update website and upload documents;
Learning how to use WordPress.

Implement branding guidelines across all platforms;
Learning about creating, implementing and maintaining organisational identity.

Draft targeted messages around publication launches, events and organisational news;
Improving writing skills to draft short, sharp texts;
Learning how to build a communication plan and toolkits.

Assist in event communication, administration and logistics;
Learning how to plan engaging thematic webinars;
Learning about membership communication.

Assist in social media updates;
Learning how to use social media for effective communication.

Monitor EU-level news on development and humanitarian assistance;
Learning about European development policy.

Assist in maintaining the online and offline library;
Learning knowledge management.

Here are the skills and experience were looking for:

University student or graduate preferably in communication, development studies, political science or EU studies;
Native-level of English. A second EU official language is considered an asset, but not a requirement;
Communication mindset: capacity to break down complex, technical issues into user-friendly texts;
Team player capable of working in a dynamic and multi-cultural NGO environment;
Computer skills, especially web and social media related; the geekier the better.

Any of the following is a plus:
Graphic design and editing skills are an asset;
Experience in non-governmental organisations;
Experience in writing, editing and proofreading, social media, and online communication, including the use of content management systems (CMS).

Interested? Great! Heres what you should know:

If you are eligible for a CIP (Contrat dImmersion Professionnelle)
You will work in our offices for 6 months in Brussels, Belgium;

The contract will be an immersion professionnelle contract for a duration of 6 months (possibility to renew once under certain conditions);
Salary will be 1000 euros gross per month;
You will be entitled to a minimum of 20 days vacation pro rata;
CONCORD also provides hospitalisation insurance, meal vouchers of €8 per working day, and a monthly commuting allowance on local public transport or by bicycle.

Duration: 6 months from 17 January 2022

Supervisor: Katarzyna Krok and Tanvi Mishra, Communication and Media Officers

How to apply:
If you are interested, please upload as one document the following information, in the portal: https://concordeurope.org/vacancies/internal-communication-assistant/ 
CV (no photo)
Cover letter (1 page)

Please note that only applications written in English will be accepted. The documents must be uploaded together on a single file.

The closing date for applications is 21 November 2021 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted on the 25 November for online interviews, which will take place on 6 December.  
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Donderdag 28 oktober 2021 / Maandag 06 december 2021


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