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Communications and Campaigns Assistant

About the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ)

With 20 member groups who represent over 480 organisations from 17 countries, ECCJ is the only European coalition bringing together European campaigns and national platforms of NGOs, trade unions, consumer organisations and academics to promote corporate accountability. 

The coalition is driven by a vision of a sustainable world in which corporations’ drive for profit is balanced by the interests of society at large, and where businesses respect human, social and environmental rights. We seek to tackle some of the root causes of corporate injustice by improving European laws governing activities of business and their impacts on people and planet. 

ECCJ works as a catalyst, drawing on the expertise and experience of organisations across Europe to provide a united voice at the EU level promoting the need for legal change. ECCJ is currently focused on the EU Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive and coordinates/plays a central role in the broader civil society movement following this legislative process. 

More info: www.corporatejustice.org 

Position summary

We are looking for a Communications and Campaign Assistant to join our team in February 2023 for an initial period of 1 year.   

They will ideally be: 

  • A person who is highly motivated to hold corporations accountable, sharing ECCJ’s vision for justice 
  • A skilled writer and creative graphic designer capable of promoting key messages in traditional and social media 
  • A reliable and organised individual who is attentive to detail  
  • A team player who can also work autonomously 

The Communications and Campaign Assistant will be based in Brussels and will work with and report to ECCJ’s Communications and Development Manager and ‘Justice is Everybody’s Business’ Campaign Coordinator. 

They will work in close cooperation with other communications colleagues at ECCJ members and campaign partners. 

Responsibilities

Supporting daily ECCJ communications (50%): 

  • Website management (drafting and posting articles, updating pages); 
  • Social media planning, posting, monitoring and analytics on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook;  
  • Draft regular outreach emails promoting our work via Mailchimp newsletter client; 
  • Support for proofreading and editing papers and reports; 
  • Graphic design of reports and simple video editing if required. 

Supporting public outreach for the Justice is Everybody’s Business campaign (50%): 

  • Assist in organising and managing the communications planning for action days, media stunts, twitter storms, digital petitions and actions, according to the work plan;   
  • Supporting in the coordination of the messaging working group, including setting up calls, taking minutes, follow up on action points; 
  • Facilitate the flow of information about messaging across partners with outreach emails; 
  • Maintaining and updating the campaign website in cooperation with an external designer and programmer; 
  • Working with external illustrators, copywriters, designers, videographers and other service providers to deliver on communications outputs as needed;
  • Participate in public events and actions with campaign partners. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Required: 

  • A commitment to the vision and mission of both ECCJ and the Justice is Everybody’s Business campaign; 
  • At least 1 years’ work experience in communications, campaigning, public outreach, media/journalism, copywriting or marketing (including relevant traineeships/internships), ideally in NGOs. 
  • Good understanding of social media channels; 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to articulate clear messages to different audiences; 
  • Excellent written English at native speaker level; 
  • Experience in organising events; 
  • Familiarity with visual design tools and editing tools and applications; 
  • High level of IT skills and knowledge of WordPress and Mailchimp (or similar tools); 
  • Familiarity with civil society and trade union networks in Europe; 
  • Hands-on mentality, able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.  
  • At least a basic understanding of EU institutions and political context; 
  • Be a citizen of an EU member state or have a valid residence and work permit for Belgium. 

The following are strong additional assets: 

  • Knowledge of additional European languages; 
  • Experience/understanding of working in or with a small organisation; 
  • Experience in working with international networks or coalitions; 
  • Knowledge of corporate accountability, human rights, justice, environmental protection or climate action. 

What we offer

  • One-year 0.8 FTE fixed term contract, with the possibility to extend to full time once funding is confirmed and with the possibility of extension to a permanent contract. 
  • A contract under Belgian law with an attractive set of benefits: 13th month salary, 5 additional holiday days, office closing days between Christmas and New Year, lunch vouchers, working from home compensation, pension scheme, hospitalisation insurance, a comprehensive travel insurance and contribution to local transport costs; 
  • A well-equipped office located within an office building hosting various other (I)NGOs 
  • A gross salary between 2,900 and 3,500 Euros depending on experience (subject to proven records such as work certificates and references); 
  • Training opportunities to further develop your professional skills; 
  • A flexible policy allowing for 3 days a week working from home; 
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment in an international team, working on one of the most exciting human rights dossiers in Europe while being part of a large civil society movement. 

Interested?

Please send a cover letter (max 1 A4), together with your CV (preferably max 2 A4) and two professional references in English by 2 January 2023 to recruitment@corporatejustice.org with the following email subject: “Communications and Campaigns Assistant – Your name”. 

Interviews are scheduled between 16 and 17 January in online meetings. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. 

The starting date is ideally 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible. 

ECCJ welcomes applications from all and is against any form of discrimination, whether based on age, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religious, philosophical or political beliefs, language, present or future state of health, disability, physical or genetic characteristics, sex, gender, pregnancy, childbirth, maternity, or change of sex. 

Based: Brussels
Salary: 2,900 and 3,500€
Contract: 0.8 or 1.0 FTE
Job added: December 07 — 2022
Application deadline: January 02 — 2022