The Union of European Federalists is currently looking to cover the following positions:
  • Communications Officer
  • Project Officer (internship)
Please, find the detailed calls for applications below. In case of question, please, contact UEF Director David Garcia at david.garcia(at)federalists(dot)eu



COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

The Union of European Federalists (UEF) is looking for a Communication Officer to be based in its European Secretariat in Brussels.

The position

Under the supervision of Director of the European Secretariat and in close cooperation with the Secretary General:

  • You will be responsible for the general internal and external communication strategy of the European Secretariat, reflecting the political priorities and image of the organisation and ensuring consistency across channels and projects. 
  • You will be the primary responsible for planning and managing all online and off-line internal and external communication channels and activities of the European Secretariat.
  • You will develop all internal and external communication material to be produced by the European Secretariat (press releases, newsletters, presentations, publications, brochures) 
  • You will be the primary responsible for the social medial channels of the organisation, including their monitoring, managing, content creation, analysis and growth.
  • You will ensure updates and continuous improvement of the organisation websites, creating textual and visual content, when necessary in liaison with developers and web-designers. 
  • You will develop and manage the relationships with journalists and media outlets.
  • You will drive outreach for public debates, events, political campaigns and actions. 
  • You will liaise with external providers (such as designers and publishers) as required by your project.

Your profile
  • You are a passionate believer in European integration and familiar with current European issues.
  • You have a degree in communication, journalism or similar.
  • You have a work experience of at least 2 years (in addition to any previous internship) in the field of Communications or Public Relations, preferably in an international association or NGO, a Brussels-based consultancy, media outlet or other EU circles.
  • You have good knowledge of communications strategy development and execution processes.
  • You are proficient in managing social media and web channels and tools
  • You have a good network in Brussels communication and media circles.
  • You have practical experience in supporting events organisation and public relations.
  • You are IT savvy. Proficiency in MS Office and Photoshop is a must and experience in InDesign and any photo/video editing software is a plus.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English and preferably in French. Any additional language (particularly German and Italian would be an asset).
  • You are pro-active, self-motivated and able to work independently on multiple projects in parallel and often under tight deadlines.
  • You are able to write and communicate effectively in different contexts, with different medium and different audiences.
  • You have a high degree of professionalism and are keen on the highest quality of your deliverables
  • You have an outgoing and social personality.
  • You are an EU national or have already a work permit to work in Belgium during the expected contract period.

We offer
  • A full-time fixed-term contract under Belgian law for a period of 24 months, subject to a 3 months trial period, with possible renewal subject to performance and conditions to be agreed at that time.
  • Total remuneration will be defined according to the applicant’s skills and qualifications.
  • Alternatively, if preferred by you, a free-lance contract for an equivalent period, with weekly time and compensation and possible adjustments to the job profile to be discussed.
  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends is required and usually compensated with subsequent time off. Occasional travelling is required for events outside Brussels.
  • An interesting and challenging work experience in a major pan-European Brussels-based organisation.
  • Exposure to a wide range of contacts in the European institutions and circles.
  • A diversified portfolio of communication activities and projects.
  • A dynamic and multi-national team of colleagues and volunteers.

Applications and selection procedure
  • Please send your CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter (1 page) to UEF Director David Garcia by e-mail to recruitment[at]federalists[dot]eu indicating “Communication Officer – Application” in the email subject.
  • Deadline for applications: 5 July 2017 mid-day (12.00 am).
  • Start Date: as soon as possible.
  • For further information, you can contact David Garcia at +32 2 508 30 30 and david.garcia[at]federalists[dot]eu.



PROJECT OFFICER (INTERNSHIP)
We are looking for a Project Officer (Internship) based in our European Secretariat in Brussels.The positionUnder the supervision of UEF Director, you will be in charge of:
  • the organisation from A to Z of a large scale event in Brussels in Q4/2017 to promote the participation of Belgian citizens in the debate on the future of Europe.

Your will also assist the office on:
  • the organisation of a wide range of events across Europe (seminars, conferences, actions, etc);
  • the organisation of statutory meetings of the;
  • internal and external communication activities (including on social media);
  • day-to-day administrative tasks.

Your profile
  • You are a passionate believer in European integration and are familiar with current European issues, policies and institutions.
  • You have a university degree at master level, preferably in European studies, International relations or political science.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken French, Dutch and English. 
  • Demonstrated experience in organising events, actions and campaigns would be a strong asset.
  • You have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • You are keen on the highest quality of your deliverables.
  • You have excellent drafting and presentation skills.
  • You are able to work independently and, when necessary, under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • You are flexible, hands-on and don’t mind helping others in the team on matters outside your responsibilities when workload requires.
  • You have a good sense of humour and service-oriented.
  • You have a good knowledge of information sources on the Internet related to European matters.
  • You are an EU national or have already a work permit to work in Belgium during the expected contract period.

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging work experience in a major pan-European Brussels-based organisation.
  • The opportunity to gain specific knowledge and expertise on key current European issues and develop strong hands-on expertise in the organisation of events and campaigns.
  • Exposure to a wide range of contacts in European circles.
  • A dynamic and multi-national team of colleagues and volunteers.
  • A Belgian contract “Convention d’immersion professionnelle” (see more information at: www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultTab.aspx), with regular enrolment in the Belgian social security system (ONSS).
  • A contract for a period of 6 months, with possibility of renewal for 6 additional months depending on your performance.
  • Our best efforts to comply with the European Charter for Quality Internships and Apprenticeships (see www.qualityinternships.eu).
  • Remuneration and cost reimbursement, constituting a competitive compensation package.
  • The position is a full time position, 5 days a week.
  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends is compensated with subsequent time off.
  • Occasional travelling is required for events outside Brussels.

Applications and selection procedure
  • Please send your CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter (1 page) to UEF Director David Garcia by e-mail to recruitment[at]federalists[dot]eu indicating “Project Officer – Application” in the email subject.
  • Deadline for applications: 5 July 2017 mid-day (12.00 am), early applications are highly encouraged.
  • Start Date: as soon as possible.
  • For further information, you can contact David Garcia at +32 2 508 30 30 and david.garcia[at]federalists[dot]eu.
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