Campaigner

Background

Eurogroup for Animals is the Brussels based European umbrella advocacy organisation, federating 70 national and international members across Europe and beyond. Together we provide a voice for the billions of animals kept in laboratories, farms and homes or living in the wild. Our vision is to build a Europe that truly cares for animals. The purpose of Eurogroup for Animals is to drive positive change for animals by convening its members around common goals, and coordinating EU wide action to jointly influence EU laws and policies. 

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role is to magnify the campaigning and advocacy work of Eurogroup for Animals members and make it count at EU level. The role has a particular focus on campaigning activities in the area of fish and chicken welfare, and trade and animal welfare. Our Campaigner will have a close relationship with members working in these areas, engaging and connecting them and promoting their work across borders and at EU level. Linked to this, s/he will also be responsible for managing and developing our grant programmes for fish, chicken and trade. 

Primary responsibilities 

  • Finetune, manage and evaluate grant making processes as part of the fish, chicken and trade programmes
  • Assist the grantees to deliver their projects and promote their work through EfAs communications and advocacy channels
  • Identify strategic campaign opportunities and empower member organisations to exploit these
  • Engage and support members within the fish, chicken and trade programme and foster cross-pollination and collaboration
  • Contribute to communications content pipeline with updates on member campaigns (translate, write articles, produce social media outputs, develop communications products)
  • Special focus: support and promote the work of members working on corporate campaigning for fish and chicken
 

Person specification

Knowledge/job specific competencies:

  • At least 5 years relevant professional experience in communications (consultancy, NGO or industry sectors);
  • Demonstrated experience with relationship management
  • Demonstrated (online) communication/marketing experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality written content in English and proven sound editorial judgement;
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills to translate complex issues in accessible language;
  • Affinity with animal welfare issues - commitment towards Eurogroup for Animals’ goals, mission and role; 
  • Good project management skills and familiarity with project management tools
  • Excellent computer proficiency (Google Workspace, Google Analytics). 

Personal qualities:

  • Demonstrable ability to drive forward work on own initiative and with limited guidance;
  • Demonstrable ability to motivate and enthuse others;
  • Preference for working in multicultural environments;
  • A diplomatic and sensitive working style;
  • Ability to plan ahead and be proactive around communication opportunities online
    • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork;
    • Results oriented, with a pro-active, structured and accountable working style
  • Strong sense of detail with the ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Dynamic individual, comfortable in meeting deadlines and handling multiple issues simultaneously.
  • Flexible person and enjoys working in a high-pace environment

Highly desirable:

  • Higher Education Degree in a relevant functional field such as communications or marketing.
  • Proficiency in other European languages.
  • Proficiency in CMS (Drupal), CRM and email marketing systems (Salesforce/Pardot); 
 

Position in the organisation

The Campaigner will be part of our Public Affairs Team and report to the Interim Communications Manager. 

Employment Contract

38 hours per week, unlimited employment contract under Belgian law. Competitive remuneration and benefits package offered. A valid EU working permit is required.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to this post along with your CV in English (Word format) by email to Louise Hilditch by 15 April 2021 at hr@eurogroupforanimals.org. Please mention your gross monthly salary expectations in your cover email, not in your motivation letter or CV.