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Do you want to work for a Feminist Europe?

You are in the right place! The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella network of women’s organisations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in 26 EU Member States, three official-candidate countries, Iceland, United Kingdom as well as 17 European-wide member organisations. The EWL campaigns for a feminist Europe, promoting women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union.

You could be the person we are looking for!

We are looking for a trainee to join us as a JUNIOR EVENTS OFFICER to contribute to the implementation of the EWL’s key projects and outreach activities and work towards our common feminist vision for Europe.

As an inclusive feminist organisation, we are seeking to build an organisation that represents Europe in all of its diversity. We believe candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds bring real added value to our existing feminist culture. As such, we strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented and marginalised groups, sexualities or nationalities to apply.

How to apply

Please read the instructions and the role description, necessary skills and attributes and conditions carefully before you apply. As we often receive a large number of applications, we will give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet the criteria listed.

You are requested to submit to the European Women’s Lobby via email at
• Your CV - two pages maximum in Word or PDF. Name your file as ’Last name_CV_EO’
• A maximum one-page cover letter outlining your motivation and your experience relevant to the role. Name your file as ’Last name_cover letter_ EO’

Please keep in mind that only applications transmitted via the correct procedure will be considered.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 15 March 2023 midnight CET.
Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held upon reception on a rolling basis.
Interviews will be carried out online, through Zoom.

Role description summary

Working under the supervision of the Communications and Media Coordinator, the Junior Events Officer will contribute to the implementation of our key projects and outreach activities. Namely, they will support the planning and preparation of governance meetings, public events, conferences and webinars. They will also interact with partner organisations, a variety of policy-makers, media representatives, key stakeholders and EWL members from across Europe to contribute to the management of a wide range of high-level events.

The main tasks will include:

  • Development, organisation and management of high-level events (digital and in person);
  • Manage event-related logistics, including venue booking, registrations, travel, catering etc.;
  • Contribute to ensure the internal and external communications about events are clear, engaging and accessible;
  • Assist in preparation of document relevant for speakers and event participants;
  • Support in managing registration procedures and participants list;
  • Support in coordination of nomination procedures;
  • Contribute to creative brainstorming for related event activities and outreach;
  • Draft, edit and proofread materials, including concept notes, briefings and event follow-up.

The full role description in available here.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Commitment to women’s rights and equality between women and men;
  • Excellent organisational, time management and project management skills;
  • Affinity towards events planning and an eye for detail;
  • Structured and efficient in implementation of administrative event-related tasks;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to effectively reach out and gather information from third parties;
  • Ability to work independently while being an enthusiastic team player;
  • Reliable and diplomatic attitude;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English;
  • Solid IT skills including database management, Microsoft Office and teleconferencing systems.

Please refer to the Role Description for a full list of essential and preferred qualifications.

What we offer

  • A great deal of personal autonomy, flexibility, and room for creativity and innovation;
  • A friendly and lively multicultural environment in a small team of dedicated feminists;
  • Feminist working culture committed to staff development and personal evolution;
  • Ability to work from home up to three days per week (might change close to big events);
  • A gross allowance according to the CIP scale of 939,57€, lunch vouchers and reimbursement of local transportation costs;
  • A 6 months contract under the Professional Immersion Agreement (CIP) starting in April 2023, with the possibility to sign a full-time indefinite contract afterwards;
  • The possibility to gain firsthand knowledge of the advocacy, political communication and events organisation of an umbrella non-governmental organisation operating at EU level.

For more information about the Professional Immersion Agreements (Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle), please refer to the Actiris website here.

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