Communications Manager Maternity Cover Mar-17 - Jan-18


Organisation: EURODAD
Personne de Contact:
Date limite de candidature: 22/01/2017
Type d'offre: Contrat à durée déterminée
Volume de travail: Temps plein
Fonction: Communication
Lieu de l'emploi: Brussels
Pays: Belgium


Communications Manager (Maternity Cover: March 2017 - January 2018)
Application deadline: 22nd January 2017 before midnight Central European Time. 
The purpose of this role is to lead Eurodad’s communications work. This means implementing our Communications Strategy, and updating it if necessary. You will manage relationships with our key media contacts and will be responsible for making all of our external products – including our website, newsletter, social media, briefings and reports – as influential as possible. This will include devising and implementing outreach plans and advising authors on style and structure so that our outputs are read, understood and used by our target audiences. 
You will also be responsible for overall quality control of all communications products, which will include significant editing in English as well as helping build the capacity of all Eurodad staff, and you will be expected to author your own web pieces or other communications material. You will manage a small team, which is currently composed of this position plus a Communications Assistant, but will also work closely with a range of Eurodad policy and advocacy staff and with advocacy and communications professionals across the network.
In addition you will support the implementation of Eurodad’s fundraising by using your strong writing skills to edit and redraft proposals and reports. 
The successful candidate will be an excellent written communicator, with first-class English drafting and editing skills, including structuring written material clearly. They will be experienced in writing to a variety of audiences and communicating technical material easily and effectively. They will be used to building relations and working effectively with a wide variety of media contacts.
They will have very strong project management skills – with experience of driving forward the implementation of strategies and workplans. They will be passionate and highly motivated to work on development finance issues as part of Eurodad’s multinational team.

Profil recherché



A first class communicator: with a truly excellent standard of written English, including ability to tailor language to suit the audience and copy edit to a very high standard.

Very strong organisational skills: ability to plan, organise, coordinate and ensure the delivery of outputs to high standards on time.

Strategic-minded communicator: Ability to focus work on delivering effective communications strategies that influence key target audiences, and support advocacy work. 

Excellent networker with first class interpersonal skills, including ability to build strong relationships with key external targets, work collaboratively under pressure, and help develop the capacity of colleagues.


At least five years’ experience of working in Communications. Specifically: 

- Drafting and producing newsletters, web content or other communications products, and briefings or reports, in English, ideally for a policy audience. 

- Editing and ensuring quality control of written communications products.

-  Managing relationships with key media contacts, preferably on the EU level.

Educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject.

Experience of working with websites and on social media campaigns.

Computer literate and familiar with standard applications such as MS Office.


Previous communications experience in an advocacy or campaigning civil society organisation.

Work related to development finance policy issues, and understanding of contemporary development and development finance debates.

Involvement in the design and implementation of communications strategies.

Awareness of diverse civil society tactics. 

Knowledge of French or Spanish.