Europe Liaison Officer
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Community & Sport
This is a rare opportunity to be on the front line of human rights research and advocacy, joining a specialist organisation with a long track record in promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). You will be based at our office in Brussels, Belgium and will facilitate CSW's advocacy work in Europe keeping in close contact with CSW's London office. Together with the Press and Public Affairs Team Leader you will develop and implement a strategy for Europe. Key responsibilities (full responsibilities listed in the application pack): · Develop and implement CSW's advocacy strategy in Europe in conjunction with the Team Leader; · Develop and maintain relationships with Brussels-based politicians, civil servants, relevant organisations and other stakeholders; · Promote and disseminate CSW's research, briefings, casework, press releases and publications to relevant EU and other European advocacy contacts, and coordinate CSW's responses to consultations and external reports, where appropriate; · Monitor FoRB-related activity in European institutions, advise on relevant EU and other European policy and identify advocacy opportunities; · Draft submissions, briefings, Parliamentary Questions and resolutions, where appropriate. CSW is a human rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief, and as Christians we stand with everyone facing injustice because of their religion or belief. The Person A committed Christian with a good degree and a strong commitment to human rights and justice, you will have excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to take the initiative, and will work well under pressure. Essential criteria (full criteria listed in the application pack): Working in the field of human rights or in an advocacy environment; Interacting with officials, including politicians, journalists, diplomats and civil servants; Formulating policy and recommendations; Providing short presentations and oral recommendations Experience in engaging with European institutions EU Citizen or in possession of a valid work & residence permit to work in Belgium. This post falls within the definition of an Occupational Requirement as per the Equality Act 2010.