Corporate Europe Observatory is looking for an experienced campaigner to join our team and strengthen our work on rolling back excessive corporate influence in EU policy-making. This position is to cover maternity leave and is a full time (36 hours per week) temporary position for six months (extendable to the actual duration of the maternity leave). React before Wednesday 13 June 2012.
The position is based in Brussels, in our office in the Mundo-B building near the Porte de Namur in Brussels. Starting date August 15 2012 (a later start date can be discussed)
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.
Key areas of work
- lead our campaigning to halt the revolving door between the EU institutions and industry and other conflicts of interest scandals (together with other groups in the ALTER-EU coalition)
- assist our campaigning against industry capture of EU advisory groups
- help strengthen the visibility and impact of CEO's campaigning against excessive corporate influence in EU policy-making.
- help translate our analysis and demands on complex EU-level issues into simple concepts and messages that can generate wide public support;
- develop imaginative campaign activities and work to attract media coverage;
- co-organise conferences, events and stunts;
- contribute to research and analysis;
- write campaign materials, as well as articles for newspapers, magazines and websites;
- speak at public meetings & build relations with parliamentarians and other decision-makers.
- two or more years of successful experience in (EU-level) campaigning;
- commitment to the values, vision and mission of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO);
- substantial knowledge about the role of transnational corporations in the global economy;
- broad knowledge about European unification and key EU policy issues;
- good understanding of EU decision-making processes;
- ability to think analytically and plan strategically;
- ability to work closely with others in a team, in an often high-pressured environment;
- ability to manage own workload without close supervision;
- experience with coalition-building and coordination of international civil society / activist networks;
- experience with event organizing and media outreach;
- excellent writing and communication skills;
- experience with investigative journalism or other relevant research is very welcome;
- fluent English (other languages an advantage).
36 hours per week, for a six month period, with a possibility for prolongation (extendable to the actual duration of the maternity leave). The gross salary is between 2200 and 2800 euro per month (depending on experience).
If you are interested in applying for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com by midnight on Wednesday 13th of June 2012. Your letter should highlight how your skills and experience are well-suited to the requirements of this position. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by Monday 18th of June 2012 (only shortlisted candidates will be contacted). We are looking forward to your application. Read more about CEO's work at : http://www.corporateeurope.org/