Five months contract as Communication Assistant at International Crisis Group

Communications Editor (Temporary, Brussels Base)

The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with some 150 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. We are currently looking for a highly motivated and capable staff member who will be working as the Communications Editor.

Role:

The Communications Unit is responsible for public advocacy, that is, explaining, relaying and disseminating Crisis Group’s analysis and policy positions through a variety of outputs and outlets, both internal and external. This is a short term contract (five months) to assist the Communications Unit and program staff, in the production of text-based outputs, particularly commentary articles and blog posts. It begins on 26 March and ends on 24 August. This position will be based in Brussels, Belgium.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit op-eds, comment articles and blog posts on Crisis Group’s substantive and policy-related work, covering over 60 conflicts worldwide;
  • Assist in the drafting and editing of substantive, policy-driven texts for the Crisis Group website;
  • Provide personalised editorial training to staff to help improve their English-language writing skills; and
  • Help draft and edit texts for Crisis Group promotional materials for fundraising and other purposes as needed.

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in text-based foreign affairs journalism in English, with a long record of published articles and editorial work;
  • Experience in reporting violent conflicts; and
  • Native English speaker.
  • Complete fluency (ie, to editorial and publishing level) in other languages a strong plus.
  • Experience in the international NGO sector a plus.

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, links to published articles, and contact details of at least three professional referees familiar with your journalistic work. Please send applications by email to open.positions@crisisgroup.org, including “Communications Editor” in the subject line.

Recruitment will remain open until a candidate is selected. Please note that after that, only candidates selected for further consideration or interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

More Information: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/employment/careers/open-positions/communications-editor-brussels.aspx

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Full time Communications and Media Officer

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The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

More information: http://www.plan-eu.org/

Full time Communications and Media Officer 14 March 2012

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Communications and Media Officer

Full-Time

The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

More information: http://www.plan-eu.org/

 

Full time Communications and Media Officer

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Communications and Media Officer

Full-Time

The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

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Full time Communications and Media Officer

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Communications and Media Officer

Full-Time

The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

full time Communications and Media Officer

Communications and Media Officer

Full-Time

The Plan EU Office is recruiting a Communications Officer as a permanent position. This person will be responsible for strengthening the communications and media work of Plan EU Office by engaging the broader EU public on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events coordination. They will support the implementation of Plan’s advocacy and campaigns targeting the EU for policy change around child rights and gender equality, working in a small and dynamic team in Brussels.

Plan Europe is a regional network within Plan International which links 11 national Plan organisations in European Union (EU) member states, and our program country offices around the world, with our EU office in Brussels. Our goal is to ensure that the promotion and protection of children’s rights is a priority in the EU’s development policy and that children’s voices are heard in the decision-making processes. Join us and help children, families and entire communities to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and CV by email to info-eu@plan-international.org with Communications and Media Officer in the subject line.

For the full job description please see below.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2012

Interviews:  23 & 24 March 2012

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To draft, implement, monitor and evaluate Plan Europe’s communication strategy;
  • To provide an EU component to and support the  communication and media work  of Plan as international organisation;
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work of Plan Europe, including newsletters, website and social media, to reach out more effectively to EU target audiences;
  • To develop media communication, including drafting press briefings, and press releases, their distribution to the target groups and monitor the preparation of press clippings;
  • To strengthen Plan EU Office’s media relations as a tool to engage the broader EU public in Plan’s advocacy work;
  • To monitor Plan Europe’s communication budget and ensure that all budget reporting requirements are adhered to and are of a high quality.

Skill requirements:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 years of relevant communications related work experience;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or international development;
  • Proven expertise in EU policy;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Journalism, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience with media an additional asset.

2.     Skills

  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills;
  • Innovative and creative thinking in relation to communication,
  • Proven excellence in writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools, web and layout design an asset.

3.     Personal Qualities

  • Independent professional  to contribute to the overall goal of the organization;
  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take up various tasks done in a small office;
  • Managing all relationships inside Plan and outside constructively, diplomatic and with discretion;
  • Sense of service for other Plan staff and the Plan Europe board;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

Attachment: Job Description Communications and Media Officer

Call for participants ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2012

Call for participants ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral
Summer School 2012

We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA European Media
and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2012 that will take place in
Ljubljana, Slovenia from 12 – 25 August 2012.

THE FOCUS
The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2012
brings together members of the European research community to this
summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media,
communication and cultural studies.
The main emphasis of this summer school is on providing structural and
individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety
of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures.
The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting
where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback
on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and
academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the
future.

THE TOPIC
The topic of this year’s summer school is Media in/and society – present
trends and developments. The summer school is open to the full variety
of academic work from the field of communication and media studies. The
overall theme for the programme provides just one of the many topical
focal points of the summer school and will not be used as a main
criterion for participant selection. All PhD projects within the field
of communication and media studies are welcomed.

HOW TO APPLY

There are two options to attend the Summer School:

For students whose universities are a member of the organizing
consortium (see the list below) the Summer School will provide:
– Summer School materials (including 2 books),
– accommodation, breakfast, coffee and lunches,
– travel refund (see summer school website for details)
Payment of a membership contribution of 450 Euros for a series of
supplementary activities (research seminars, round table and social
events) organised by the Slovene Communication Association is required.
For students whose universities are not a member of the organizing
consortium but are either individual or institutional members of ECREA,
the Summer School will provide:
– Summer School materials (including 2 books),
– accommodation, breakfast, coffee and lunches.
Payment of a membership contribution of 550 Euros for a series of
supplementary activities (research seminars, round table and social
events) organised by the Slovene Communication Association is required.

The total number of students will be limited to 45, up to 35 from
consortium members and 10 students through ECREA.

CREDITS
The summer school gives full recognition to the activities of
participating students who are awarded 10 ECTS credits for their
participation in the full programme (including the supplementary
activities). Six of the best student presentations and all abstracts of
student projects will be published in the Summer School Book.

GRANTS
There will be 1 grant provided to students who are unable to otherwise
raise the membership contribution. There is a separate application and
selection procedure in order to apply for these grants. The application
will be available through the summer school website after April 25, 2012.

DEADLINES
The deadline for applications for the summer school is April 5, 2012.
Applicants from consortium universities and affiliated partners of the
summer school should coordinate their application with institutional
coordinators (see the list at the summer school website).
A wide range of student papers is sought for, and it is not necessary to
fit into the yearly theme of the doctoral summer school. The working
language of the summer school will be English; therefore a sufficient
understanding and ability to express oneself in this language is expected.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Stage One
When applying, each interested student is expected fill out a form on
the Summer School website (http://www.comsummerschool.org). Prior
registration on the website is necessary (the approval of the website
account is not automatic and may take up to 3 days.) Uncompleted
applications will not be eligible. Applications can only be submitted
via the summer school website.
This application form will include:
1. a 400 word abstract of the PhD project
2. a short CV according to the provided forms
The deadline for submitting the application is April 5, 2012.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 25.

Stage Two
Students whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to provide the
following documents and information in the second phase:
1. A 10-page (3000 words) paper on their PhD project as a whole. The 10
page paper should be a report of the student’s ongoing doctoral research
and not a conventional conference paper or a report of findings. Rather,
it is expected that the student will briefly present the focus of the
research and then take up aspects of the research process:
methodological, theoretical and practical issues on which he/she would
like to receive feedback. (Deadline: May 25)
2. A set of questions (maximum 1 page) with questions or problems that
students would like to be discussed during the workshops. This one page
needs to be part of the same Word/PDF file that also contains the
10-page paper. (Deadline: May 25)
3. Based on the abstracts and titles of other student papers, everyone
is expected to choose up to 3 papers they would be interested in being a
respondent. This preference will be taken into consideration while
setting up student working groups. (Deadline: June 1)
4. By the start of the Summer School, each student has to prepare a
10-minute seminar presentation covering the main points of their work.
Each student is also expected to actively participate in the discussions
of their own and other people’s work. In order to ensure maximum
benefits of the seminars, everyone will have to read other participants
papers before the Summer School begins.

List of Consortium member universities and affiliated partners
The summer school is supported by Socrates Erasmus Lifelong Learning
Programme project grant and is organised by a consortium of 22 partners
universities:
o University of Ljubljana, SI
o University of Bremen DE,
o Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) HU,
o University of Roskilde DK,
o University of Tampere FI,
o Lund University SE,
o Loughborough University GB,
o Charles University CZ,
o University of Ankara TR,
o University of Tartu EE,
o Vrije Universiteit Brussel BE,
o University of Stirling UK,
o University of Erfurt DE,
o University of Bergen NO,
o Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) LT,
o Jönköping University SE,
o University of Sacred Heart Milano IT,
o University on Helsinki FI,
o University Stendhal, Grenoble 3 FR,
o London School of Economics & Political Science UK,
o University of Westminster UK,
o Autonomous University of Barcelona ES.

Affiliated partners of the summer school are:
o European Communication Research and Education Association,
o Finnish national research school,
o COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies,
o Slovene Communication Association.