FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

Country: Belgium
Organization: European Management Solutions
Closing date: 8 Dec 2021

Duty station: Brussels, Belgium. This is a full-time (38hrs/week) or 80% (30.4 hrs/week) position (to be discussed), with a hybrid setup where employees come to the office 2-3 days a week.

Contract: 1-year contract with the possibility to be extended to a long-term contract depending on available funding.

Eligibility: national and international candidates. **

Start: ASAP (1-2 months ‘notice).

Our client is a non-profit organization working towards waste elimination in our society, whose mission is to empower communities in order to redesign our relationship with resources.

About you

You are a purpose-driven person, with experience in running campaigns and have excellent networking and communication skills. You have good knowledge of the EU policy arena and are familiar with the EU agenda related to chemicals, food, health, or the circular economy. You have a naturally collaborative working style, while also enjoying working independently. Previous experience in coordinating a European or International campaign would be a significant advantage.

About the role

The FCM campaign coordinator will coordinate an exciting European-wide campaign to ensure food packaging is toxic-free, hence protecting human health and the environment, and allowing a truly circular economy. The coordinator will be in charge of overseeing the overall implementation of the campaign; driving the public mobilization; and liaising with, and providing support to partners across Europe.

The core responsibilities will be to:

  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of the campaign: make the links between the different activities, monitor progress made and propose strategic adjustments to the campaign where relevant;

  • Drive the public mobilization on the campaign: liaise with supporting networks and organizations across Europe, as well as with other potential allies;

  • Provide support to the campaign partners, including at the national level (e.g. translation needs, information requests);

  • Manage the relationship with external providers supporting the campaign (e.g. website provider, translation services);

  • Manage the campaign common tools and organize meetings as relevant for the campaign;

  • Be responsible for the appropriate management of the campaign budget, including the appropriate reporting of expenses, the compilation of invoices, and the administrative tasks associated with that;

  • Explore potential funding opportunities for the campaign, and draft funding proposals as relevant, and in coordination with the FCM campaign Advisory Group.

Person specification

1) Experience:

Essential

● At least 5 years of experience in international, EU or national campaigning;

● Experience working in coalition settings;

● Ability to interact with EU and national policymakers’, industry professionals and CSOs;

● Good knowledge of the functioning of European institutions;

Desirable

● Experience coordinating European or International campaigns;

● Experience interacting with government officials, industry and media;

2) Knowledge, skills and understanding

Essential

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and the ability to communicate complicated messages clearly and appropriately to different audiences;

● Strategic thinking, with the ability to leverage opportunities and synergies;

● Strong networking and team building skills appropriate for a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment;

● Solid IT competences with collaborative tools (e,g, Google Drive, Slack, Trello);

Desirable

● Master’s Degree or advanced technical qualifications relevant to chemicals, food, or health, consumer rights and/ or circular economy;

● Experience of working on, and understanding the complexities of EU legislation;

● Understanding of chemicals issues and related policies (both from an environmental and human health angle);

● Website management;

● Experience in working within a multicultural environment;

● Other languages, apart from English;

3) Personal qualities:

Essential

● Great interpersonal skills;

● Excellent listener and communicator;

● Impact driven, solution oriented and team player;

● Commitment to accuracy, efficiency and a high standard of work;

● Organized and able to prioritize;

● Willingness to work with flexible schedule, as required.

How to apply:

Applications and updated CV should be submitted to a.bahu@developmentaid.org under the title: DRS ref. number 11181.

Due to the high number of applications received via DevelopmentAid website, we can reply to shortlisted candidates only. Please note that the above requirements can be modified during the recruitment process according to the client’s procedures.