12/10/2022 – Policy and Community Coordinator
EU DisinfoLab is Europe’s leading independent NGO tackling sophisticated disinformation campaigns targeting the EU, its member states, core institutions and core values.
To this end, EU DisinfoLab:
- Develops and maintains an independent European platform on disinformation;
- Monitors disinformation activities across the major platforms (digital and traditional), identifies trends and threats, and exposes disinformation campaigns;
- Delivers policy recommendations and advocates towards EU institutions, European governments, and the UN;
- Organises roundtables, forums, meetings and other events to gather researchers, investigators, fact-checkers, educators, policy-makers and platform representatives to develop long lasting solutions to tackle disinformation in Europe.
Our values – We believe in:
- Integrity and accountability: in all our actions, we remain true to our ethics and vision, and when we’re wrong, we own up to our mistakes. We expect the same from our team members and our partners.
- Collective action: When dealing with a complex phenomenon such as disinformation, we believe that collective actions are crucial for coming up with sustainable and effective solutions. This is valid both for our internal collaboration and our external activities.
- Excellence and quality: Our activities are grounded in evidence-based analyses, and we always do our best and go the extra mile.
EU DisinfoLab is looking for a Policy and Community Coordinator who can contribute to the work of a growing NGO.
The position is based in Brussels and requires a permanent presence in Belgium.
After your onboarding, you will:
Policy & Advocacy:
- Lead our policy work and be a thought leader of the organisation;
- Monitor policy and research initiatives related to disinformation;
- Have regular contact with policymakers and other stakeholders working on disinformation;
- Work very closely with and support our Advocacy Coordinator;
- Draft the organisation’s policy and advocacy positions together with our Advocacy Coordinator.
- Lead and be in charge of the building of our annual conference programme which is based on our knowledge of the work of our community;
- Be the main contact person for the conference speakers;
- Define our programme of webinars and lead our webinars;
- Represent the organisation at external events and expand the network of partners;
- Contribute to building and participating in project consortia with community partners;
- Contribute to drafting fundraising and project proposals, together with our Project Team;
- Support the team in other tasks when needed.
- Support our Communications Manager by regularly providing her with policy and research content update;
- Support the team in other tasks when needed.
- Educational background in political science, international relations, European studies, communications, or a related field;
- At least two years of professional experience;
- Excellent knowledge of internet governance and/or digital rights and/or disinformation;
- Knowledge of GDPR is a plus;
- You like working with people and reaching out to people outside the office;
- A good understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions is a plus;
- Excellent writing and editing skills;
- You are a curious person, with a can-do attitude;
- Native or near-native English language skills is a plus. Additional European languages will be considered an asset.
- Good organisation skills, with a good eye for detail and an ability to multi-task, plan ahead and keep track of tasks.
- A permanent contract with an attractive salary and advantages;
- Access to world-leading experts active in the disinformation world;
- Tailor-made training in a highly innovative and changing field;
- Coaching and career development plan;
- Evolve and learn within a dynamic, international team;
Please note that the EU DisinfoLab is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate against candidates based on their identity, orientation, origin, or beliefs.
Our salary policy is based on experience, tasks and our own current internal salary range. For this position, the annual salary range is 38000 – 46200 € gross.
The package for our newcomers includes 25 days of holidays, the possibility to do homework regularly, full hospitalisation/dental/ambulatory DKV insurance, lunch vouchers and a professional mobile phone contract.
Starting date: to be discussed
The position requires the applicant to be in Brussels 3 days per week (minimum), and more if needed.
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30 am-6 pm, with regular homeworking options.
We look forward to receiving your application (CV and short cover letter) as well as two references and their contact details by 12/10/2022. Please send your application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Application – Policy and community coordinator”.