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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Capaign and Programmes Officer, ILGA-Europe, Brussels, Belgium

Job opportunity with ILGA-Europe: Campaign and Programmes Officer

ILGA-Europe is currently looking for a Campaign and Programmes Officer. Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 March 2015, 
17.00 CET

Please note that only completed application forms are accepted (no CVs or motivation letters)

ILGA-Europe - the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association – is an international non-governmental umbrella organisation bringing together 408 organisations from 45 European countries. The two main pillars of ILGA-Europe's work are: (1) advocacy for human rights and equality for LGBTI people with European organisations (European Union, Council of Europe and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and (2) strengthening the European LGBTI movement through its capacity-building programme. As a membership based organisation, ILGA-Europe is uniquely positioned to achieve social, political and legal changes for LGBTI people by combining its extensive movement-building work with effective advocacy work on the European level.


Established in 1996, ILGA-Europe has grown from a volunteer-run organisation to a board-run NGO led by a professional staff team of 14 based in Brussels. ILGA-Europe has experienced an important period of growth and development over the past decade in terms of staff and budget. As a result, ILGA-Europe increasingly needs skilled and highly motivated people to join its dynamic and professional team and to respond to growing demands for expertise placed on ILGA-Europe.

The job

The post holder will be responsible for building campaigning and mobilisation capacity at national and regional levels, in particular in response to emerging opportunities and potential threats to the human rights of LGBTI people. The post holder will be responsible for developing campaigning strategies and tools to support national LGBTI groups in relation to strategic campaigning and mobilisation; for strengthening ILGA-Europe’s rapid-response capacity, including by enhancing its campaigning and mobilisation capacity at regional/European level; and for developing/strengthening strategic partnerships with other NGOs and relevant actors.
Candidates should be strongly committed to working for human rights and equality, and have competencies and demonstrated experience in:

  • developing and implementing strategic campaigning and mobilisation strategies at national and/or international levels
  • capacity building of civil society organisations and movements, including empowerment of NGOs and other actors to advocate for the advancement of human rights through campaigning and mobilisation activities
  • building effective coalitions and alliances in support of realizing campaigning and mobilisation objectives
Qualifications, experience and other requirements are:

  • Excellent communication skills (writing and presentation), including a high standard of written and spoken English
  • Strong knowledge of campaigning and mobilisation techniques, including strategic communication tools, to be adapted to effect changes in a given situation
  • Strong analytical and strategizing skills
  • Experience in working with media and social media for the purpose of campaigning and awareness-raising
  • Demonstrated knowledge of movement building and the process of social change, including through campaigning and mobilisation activities
  • Experience in designing and providing trainings and other capacity-building activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights (e.g. through previous work, volunteer with or membership of an organisation, involvement in advocacy of human rights, etc.)
  • Demonstrated capacity to adapt to rapidly changing environments
  • Self-organisation skills, and ability to follow-up on time and to multitask
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment and maintain excellent working relationships
  • Experience in coordinating projects, including with budget and time management, as well as with project planning and reporting (desirable)

Useful additional experience/knowledge could include:

  • Experience in working on private fundraising activities
  • Experience of working in an NGO or knowledge of the NGO sector
  • A working knowledge of another major European language

Employment information

Open ended full-timeposition subject to continued funding for the post and successful completion of the 6 month probation period.
Salary scale:Euros 43,920 – 48,988 in four annual increments, starting at the beginning of the scale. The organisation has a generous remuneration package, including contributing to local transportation costs, luncheon vouchers, health insurance, a pensions scheme for employees and ‘family friendly’ policies. Relocation support from within Europe to Brussels will be given where appropriate.

Find the job description here

Download the application form here

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday, 30 March 2015 (17.00 CET)
ILGA-Europe is an equal opportunities employer.
ILGA-Europe has a policy and a strong commitment to equal opportunity. This policy applies both to ILGA-Europe’s implementation of its work programme, and its employment practices. ILGA-Europe is committed to opposing direct and indirect discrimination on grounds of disability, ethnicity or national origin, colour, race, creed, gender, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other grounds. ILGA-Europe will do all within its power to apply the above policies in its day-to-day operations and in its employment practices.

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