Gas Campaigner

Food & Water Action Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 14

Position description

The gas campaigner at the European office works to stop new gas infrastructure in Europe and to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and develop coalitions around gas and implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns targeting European institutions.
  • In coordination with the rest of the team, build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns against fossil fuels.
  • Facilitate and coordinate coalitions and networks with grassroots movements and NGOs across Europe.
  • Work with the rest of the team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research products, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, policy makers and media.
  • Collect, analyze, edit and produce reports.
  • Develop education materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues.
  • Provide research on policy and advocacy issues as required.
  • Attend and speak at meetings and public events, as relevant.
  • Organize jointly with other NGOs public events or conferences

 

Qualifications

  • Experience: At least three years of experience in grassroots/field organizing, and/or advocacy on public policy.
  • Knowledge: Good understanding and experience of campaigning. Pan-European campaign experience and experience with organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy; familiarity with EU institutions, policies and legislative process is highly desirable; knowledge of consumer and environmental issues; experience working with the media.
  • Knowledge of food, water, climate and energy issues a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to adapt for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for building new relationships and an ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks in an often high-pressured environment
  • Ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience.
  • Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and to take advantage of breaking news.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Works well under pressure and capable of multi-tasking efficiently.
  • Knowledge of online activism/social media and email listserves a plus.
  • Strong initiative, ability to manage own work program without close supervision.
  • Minimal level of administrative skills required.
  • Conditions: Flexible and independent working style, with long hours and travel possible.
  • Language: Excellent English writing, public speaking and presentation skills, ideally along with fluency in other European languages (especially French, Spanish or German).

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