International Lobby & Advocacy Coordinator

Clean Clothes Campaign
  • Location
    Amsterdam or Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 11

Position description

The L&A Coordinator will develop & implement high-level and impact-oriented lobby and advocacy strategies based on the CCC Network Global Strategic Framework themes towards companies, governments, international organisations, the business and human rights community, and other relevant (multistakeholder) initiatives.

He/she will develop key lobby messages, talking points and briefings, represent the CCC IO or the CCC Network at meetings and in international working groups, delegations and negotiations.

He/she will be part of the small Lobby and Advocacy team, which brings together the lobby actions from other teams to form a coherent strategy, ensures there is consistency in messaging and approach, and develops and maintains effective relationships with key decision makers and allies in the global labour and human rights movement.

He/she will work with the other teams at the International Office of the CCC as well as the entities in the network (including national and regional CCC coalitions and CCC Working International Groups), to ensure that strategies are developed and well coordinated and to enable and support colleagues and entities in carrying out lobby and advocacy work.

He/she will monitor key developments in the field, proactively communicate such developments to the network, and where required develop and provide a CCC Network or IO position.

Please note that the CCC IO is a small, hands-on organisation where staff is expected to contribute to the development of the organisation by sharing overhead tasks where needed, and participate actively in policy development.


He/she will have at least 5 years experience with impact-oriented, high-level lobby and advocacy work. Experience in business and human rights, labour rights, social justice and/or supply chains is a significant advantage.

Proven capacity to develop, articulate key messages catering to and convincing broad and different audiences. Capacity to reach out to partners, and allies but equally capacity to engage with sceptics and adversaries.

Strong analytical, writing, editing and verbal skills for communicating with broad and diverse audiences. Public speaking experience a plus. Proven ability to build and cultivate strong relationships, with a demonstrable affinity with the social and labour movements.

Ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy, while being effective as a collaborator in complex internal and external organisations. Easily able to balance competing priorities and identify when to escalate an issue or call out a risk. Creative, energetic and innovative approach to identifying solutions.

Experience in and a solid understanding of key concepts and developments in one or a number of the following fields is a plus:

  • EU Trade policy (GSP, GSP+ and EBA);
  • Human Rights Defenders;
  • Human rights due diligence;
  • The EU, OECD and UN efforts towards responsible business conduct (in the garment industry);
  • (Garment) Companies own CSR and Due Diligence Efforts.

Fluency in English is required. Other languages are a plus, especially institutional languages (French, German and Spanish).

The candidate needs to have the right to work in the Netherlands or Belgium.

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