Communications Officer

European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 30

Position description

1. Background

ENNHRI (European Network of National Human Rights Institutions) brings together 42 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across wider Europe. NHRIs are independent institutions, with a broad legislative or constitutional mandate to promote and protect human rights. They are accredited by reference to the UN Paris Principles to ensure their independence, plurality, impartiality and effectiveness. ENNHRI is one of four regional groups of NHRIs, which together make up GANHRI, the Global Alliance of NHRIs.

In 2013, ENNHRI established a Permanent Secretariat in Brussels. The Secretariat supports and facilitates ENNHRI’s work, including: assisting in the establishment and accreditation of NHRIs; facilitating capacity building and training; coordinating exchange of information and best practice between members; engaging with regional mechanisms; and intervening on legal and policy developments at a European level.

ENNHRI seeks a Communication Officer to support the work of the Secretariat.

2. Job Description

  • Development and review of ENNHRI Communications Strategy and Communications Policies;
  • Manage ENNHRI’s external communications, including web profile (website, microsites and social media), publications, branded products, newsletter and press releases, for ENNHRI core and project work;
  • Manage ENNHRI’s internal communications, including ENNHRI Members Area and ENNHRI Mailings;
  • Development of ENNHRI branding and editing of documents;
  • Coordination of ENNHRI’s Communications Working Group;
  • Liaison with partners’ communications officers, media actors and contractors;
  • Supervision of Communications Trainee, and liaison with Policy and Project Staff;
  • Any other reasonable duties as are required by the ENNHRI Secretariat, in line with the general responsibility of the role.

3. Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • At least three years’ professional experience in communications;
  • Excellent written communication skills, including an ability to summarise complex information into accessible formats;
  • Experience of maintaining websites, social media and other web-based platforms;
  • Experience of drafting, editing and designing organisational or policy documents;
  • Advanced computer skills, including web publishing, email marketing service, database management and publication design;
  • Native or near native working knowledge of English.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working for a human rights, legal or policy-based organisation;
  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of NHRIs;
  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of the European human rights framework;
  • Experience of managing a web-based Members’ Area.

Application instructions

The deadline for applications is 12H00 on Tuesday 12 June 2018. Interviews are expected to be held during the week of 25 June 2018 in Brussels. 

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