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We are hiring a Policy and Campaigns Officer - Maternity Cover!

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 organisation of women’s associations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in all 27 EU Member States and three of the candidate countries. The EWL campaigns for a feminist Europe, which promotes women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union.

You could be the person we are looking for!

The EWL is recruiting a well-organised and ambitious Policy and Campaigns Officer to contribute to EWL’s feminist policy and campaigns work on violence against women and girls. This person should have a deep commitment to eradicating male violence against women, and be ready to boldly lead our advocacy and campaign work towards an EU Directive on violence against women and girls. We are looking for someone who is strategic and systematic in their approach to advocating and campaigning. This person should have a natural ability to keep calm under pressure, approach difficult issues gracefully, and infuse their work with a sense of hope and optimism.

As an intersectional feminist organisation, we are seeking to build an organisation that represents Europe in all of its diversity. As such, people/women of color and from ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, people coming from marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Please be aware that to be selected for this position, you must have the right to legally work in Belgium at the time of submitting your application. Unfortunately, we are not able to make any exceptions or provide sponsorship.

The specific tasks, as described in the Role Profile below, will be carried out online or in the EWL Secretariat in Brussels under the supervision of the Director of Policy and Campaigns, and start from 1 May 2021. This contract is a maternity leave cover and will be limited to 1 year.

Starting date: asap from 1 May 2021
Deadline for applications: 18 April 2021 midnight

Application Instructions

Please read these instructions and the role profile and qualifications below carefully before you apply. When completing the application form, please address the role requirements point by point and in detail, to help us identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively. As we often receive a large number of applications from experienced and qualified candidates, we will give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet all of the essential criteria listed. We know you are busy, and we appreciate you taking the time to apply!

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit an application to the European Women’s Lobby via email to using the application form linked below and a CV.

Please, keep in mind that only this application form and a CV will be considered for the selection; do NOT send any other document (recommendation letters, diplomas, etc.). Applications not respecting the instructions for filling the form will not be considered.

Please include in the e-mail subject line: “Application for Policy and Campaigns Officer, and YOUR NAME”

Closing date for applications is 18 April 2021 at midnight CET.

We regret that, due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held online during the week of 19 or 26 April 2021.

The candidate should be able to start as soon as possible from 1 May 2021.

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