Advocacy and Communications Assistant (m/f/d)

  • Remote

    Arbeitsort

  • < 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung, Vollzeit

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : Ab sofort

    Arbeitsbeginn

  • Bewerbungsfrist : 03.02.2023

    Bewerbungsschluss

HelpAge International is looking for an entry level Advocacy and Communications Assistant, someone looking to build a career in policy, advocacy or campaigning on global issues. The position holder will support HelpAge International’s Ageing agenda in the Europe region and will possess knowledge and understanding of European institutions and governments.

The location of this post is flexible. The postholder may be located anywhere in Europe where they have the legal right to work & live.

The Organisation

HelpAge International is entering into an exciting phase of its evolution as we fundamentally transform what we do, how we do it and how we are organised. Driven by our commitment to the localization agenda, we are evolving the way we partner and deliver value at the country and local level. In the coming 3 years, we will localize our country offices and programmes, and develop new and diverse forms of partnerships globally.

Our Values

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:

Inclusive: We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.

Impact: We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.

Partners: We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.

Learning: We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.

Key areas for impact/influence and responsibilities:

This role will support HelpAge International’s engagement with Network members in Europe and support the development and delivery of advocacy plans to raise HelpAge’s profile and influence with European Institutions and in key countries.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Regional Representative for Europe, you will:

  • Work with the Regional Representative to align HelpAge’s advocacy and external engagement work in the region with internal teams, network members and key external stakeholders
  • Support context and horizon scanning by gathering, analysing and sharing relevant information on EU institutions and member states
  • Monitor policy and funding developments in areas of interest including development, humanitarian and human rights policy
  • Draft internal briefings, talking points, toolkits and updates for HelpAge staff and European network members
  • Work with the Communications team to support production of external publications and products for European stakeholders
  • Provide support to organise events and meetings
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, prepare minutes and report back to the Regional Representative
  • Support network coordination in the region by ensuring effective record keeping and database and information management and supporting network communication
  • Support coordination of travel within the region, including advocacy visits from members, partners and older people in Lower and Middle Income Countries
  • Provide support to communications and media activities in the region as required, working closely with the Global Communications Team

Let’s talk about you

This is an entry level position that would suit someone looking to build a career in policy, advocacy or campaigning on global issues.
You will be someone with:

  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of European institutions and governments, including through academic study
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, international development and humanitarian policy or practice
  • Demonstrable interest in advocacy and campaigning for human rights and/or social justice issues
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise information
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities in English.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft package – Word, Excel, Email

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of second European language
  • Demonstrable interest in global ageing issues
  • We are particularly interested to hear from candidates familiar with society and politics in the Nordic countries

Safeguarding

Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Equal Opportunities

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then send your application before the closing date.

Closing date: Tuesday February 3, 2023 at 24:00 (GMT+1)

Important Message: Please ensure that you remove personal information including your date of birth, age, gender and marital status from your CV. Please do not include any photographs.

Veröffentlicht am: 09.01.2023