Communications Manager

 

The Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF)  is looking to appoint a full-time Communications Manager

Communications Manager’s Profile

Communications Manager will have:

  • a good knowledge of communication tools
  • good understanding of the workings of the EU institutions, bilateral and multi-lateral tracks of the Eastern Partnership, and civil society in the EaP
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, European Studies, International Relations or other related field
  • Fluent in English and Russian and able to interact verbally and in writing with professionalism
  • Capacity to draft clear and concise correspondence and effectively convey messages in English and Russian
  • Good understanding of website management and social media;
  • Minimum five years of relevant working experience in an international setting in communications (consultancy, NGO, or an international organisation) with at least two year of working experience in Brussels
  • Independent, problem solver, team player
  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasker with strong organisational skills
  • Flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks in a small office.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to the EaP partner countries and within Europe
Key responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Secretariat’s Director the Communications Manager shall:

  • successfully communicate the activities of the Forum externally and internally;
  • manage the information flows to the Steering Committee (SC), Working Groups (WGs), National Platforms (NPs), and participants of the Civil Society Forum;
  • develop and implement communication strategy and communication plans with the goal of increasing the visibility of the Forum
  • develop website and social media content and provide regular updates to the organisation’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts in English and Russian;
  • coordinate communications campaigns of the Forum
  • Write, proofread and edit all types of information material provided by the Forum to its members and external stakeholders in coordination with Advocacy and Membership Manager (statements, press releases, speeches, position papers, website content, newsletters, publications, etc.)
  • maintain strong relationships with media representatives, relevant stakeholders and CSF participants;
  • Respond to press and other enquiries
  • Maintain and update a database of journalists and media contacts
  • Contribute to organising conferences, workshops, seminars and other events organised by the Secretariat
  • Manage the outsourced translation services
  • Coordinate the outsourced graphic design services and audio-visual services
  • Monitor the developments and EU policies in the Eastern Neighbourhood
  • Represent the Secretariat/Forum at conferences, seminars, official meetings and other relevant networks and fora
  • other duties as assigned.
What we offer:
  • Be part of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, an official stakeholder of the Eastern Partnership
  • Play a key role in influencing the policies of the EU vis-a-vis the Eastern Partnership countries and support the participants of the Forum in implementing projects aimed at facilitating the democratic and economic reforms;
  • Be part of a friendly, dynamic and international team in the heart of the Brussels EU district
  • CDI under Belgian law
  • Competitive remuneration package
Applications and interviews

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and Motivation Letter to secretariat@eap-csf.eu by 22 June with the reference: “Communications Manager”. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

About the Forum and the Secretariat

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) was established in 2009 and aims to support Eastern European countries’ sustainable reform process with a view to accelerating their political association and economic integration with the EU. The Forum strengthens the diversity and plurality of public discourse and policymaking by holding governments and public authorities accountable to the commitments made in the joint declaration of the Prague Eastern Partnership summit, signed by the EU and the governments of the six Partner countries. See www.eap-csf.eu for further details.

The Secretariat of the Forum was registered in 2012 as an international non-profit organisation in Brussels, Belgium. The Secretariat serves as an information, coordination and expertise hub for the participants of the Forum, the bodies of the Forum, and stakeholders in Brussels and Eastern Partnership countries. It works to support the activities of the Steering Committee and enhance the advocacy and visibility of the Forum.