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Project Assistant

About us

The European Coalition for Corporate Justice is guided by a vision of a sustainable world in which corporations’ drive for profit is balanced by respect for human, social and environmental rights, and the interests of society at large. We aim to address the root causes of corporate abuses by changing European laws governing business activities. Although the majority of our activities take place within EU borders, the ultimate beneficiaries are communities and workers affected by corporate abuse, both inside and outside the EU. We bring together national platforms of civil society organisations (CSOs) from 17 European countries, and represent over 480 CSOs including NGOs, trade unions, consumer advocacy groups and academic institutions.

 

About you

You are a recent law graduate with a commitment to our mission. You understand the European legislative process and can draft and disseminate legislative updates with the help of our team and national members. Communication with experts and citizens across Europe through articles and social media posts is something you find interesting and are good at. You have good written English and are able to translate complex legal and policy concepts into accessible language. You have strong project management skills, are detail oriented and can work independently on tasks.

 

Your tasks:

You will be assisting the Secretariat, and specifically the Policy Officers and the Communications Officer in the following tasks:

  • Policy and advocacy work: monitoring and analysing on-going legal developments related to corporate accountability and business and human rights issues; compiling relevant information and ensuring dissemination; conducting research for policy proposals, briefings, publications and articles;
  • Supporting the ‘Business and Human Rights in Law’ project: In 2017, ECCJ and other leading NGOs launched the BHRinLaw website to track legislative and case law developments in the fast-moving business and human rights sector. This year, we will be revamping the website, from design to content. The goal is to develop an engaging website, which will act as a resource for policymakers, researchers, campaigners or anyone with an interest in business and human rights. We aim to launch the website at the end of the year. You will be assisting the team and working closely with our international project partners to ensure smooth delivery of website; compiling and drafting legislative and case law developments; supporting the Communications Officer to ensure website design and functionalities meet high standards, including content migration and testing phases prior to launch; supporting the creation of materials such as guides for project partners; and providing advice and assistance in the preparation and launch of the website.
  • Other communications tasks: preparing and maintaining content for ECCJ’s main website; assisting in the preparation of social media posts during peak times; and assisting in the development of newsletter updates;
  • Organisation of events and meetings;
  • Coalition development: engaging and supporting member organisations and partners; assisting in the coordination of working groups involving ECCJ members and partners;
  • Administrative tasks: updating and maintaining files, databases and mailing lists; attending meetings, taking minutes and monitoring follow-up.

 

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Academic background in law;
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the corporate accountability/business and human rights area;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Native or native equivalent written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Ability to take initiative on projects;
  • Flexibility, ability to adapt quickly and work with tight deadlines;
  • Good research and analytical skills;
  • Good level of IT literacy (Office kit, website management such as WordPress).

 

The following attributes are also desirable (but not essential):

  • Experience with Microsoft Teams or Google G-Suite;
  • Project management skills;
  • Graphic design skills;
  • NGO experience;
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with European institutions;
  • Previous Brussels experience/knowledge of Brussels environment;
  • A relevant Master’s degree in law, political sciences, European studies;
  • Proficiency in another EU language is an asset.

 

We offer:

A salary of 812.90 € per month NET, plus meal vouchers, transport allowance and 5 paid holidays. We also offer 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.

We are a small, driven team of experts that listens and supports each other. We have a great new office and a small array of tools and practices for working from home. Currently, we cannot foresee whether the position will be in our office, remote, or a mix of the two, but we will provide you with the online and physical tools necessary and/or provide additional financial compensation for the use of private equipment.

We welcome applications from all candidates, irrespective of age, sexual orientation, marital status, race, ethnic or social origin, religious, philosophical or political beliefs, language, present or future state of health, disability, physical or genetic characteristics, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, maternity, change of sex or nationality.

Do you match our criteria and feel inspired by the job description? If so, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@corporatejustice.org with the reference “Internship ECCJ 2021“.

Deadline for applications: 1 June 2021

Interviews will be conducted by video conferencing. They will take place at the beginning of June. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

For more information about us, see our website.

Based: Brussels/remote
Salary: 812.90€ / month NET
Contract: Full time traineeship (6 months)
Job added: May 18 — 2021
Application deadline: June 01 — 2021

How to apply

Send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@corporatejustice.org