Advocacy Coordinator – CLOSING DATE 30/11/2021

EU DisinfoLab is one of Europe’s leading independent NGO researching and countering disinformation 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 assemble researchers, investigators, fact-checkers, educators, policy-makers and platform representatives to develop 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 teamwork and our external activities
  • Excellence and quality: Our activities are grounded in evidence-based analyses, and we always provide our best effort and go the extra mile.

After onboarding, you will: 

  • Lead the organisation’s advocacy actions and strategy, in coordination with the Policy Coordinator and the Management team;
  • Advance the organisation’s goals during the negotiations on the Digital Services Act;
  • Monitor EU initiatives related to disinformation: the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP), the EU’s cybersecurity agenda, election security, and the EU’s efforts to combat foreign interference;  
  • Manage a civil society working group on EU disinformation policy, sharing political intelligence with civil society partners and planning future actions;
  • Lead our outreach to policy-makers working on disinformation at the European Commission (DG CONNECT, DG JUST, EEAS), Council of the EU, and MEPs in the European Parliament (IMCO, JURI, LIBE, and INGE – the Special Committee on Foreign Interference and Disinformation);
  • Participate in workshops and stakeholder discussions organised by the European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of the EU;
  • Represent the organisation at external events and expand the network of partners;
  • Work with the Policy Coordinator to define the organisation’s positions
  • Provide input for communications actions linked to the advocacy strategy
  • Support the Communications staff when needed
  • Contribute to editing/proofreading communications and documents published by our Research Team.

Your profile:

  • You are a curious person with a can-do attitude and are solution-oriented;
  • Excellent organisation skills, with a good eye for detail and an ability to multi-task, plan ahead without losing track of priorities and tasks;
  • You care about your colleagues, your team and your working environment;
  • Educational background in political science, international relations, European studies, communications, or a related field;
  • At least two years experience in advocacy in Brussels;
  • You have an affinity for digital and cybersecurity issues, with a societal and political focus;
  • Excellent understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions, especially the European Parliament and the EU Council. Knowledge of the ongoing negotiations around the Digital Services Act will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • You have native or near-native English language skills. Additional European languages will be considered an asset.

Our offer:

  • Access to world-leading experts in disinformation;
  • Tailor-made training in a highly innovative field;
  • Coaching and career development plan;
  • Decent salary and employment benefits;
  • A supportive team working in an excellent atmosphere;
  • Visibility at leading policy events and personal visibility through the organisation’s Twitter and LinkedIn channels;

Starting date: to be discussed

Our office is located in Brussels.

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30 am-6 pm, with occasional homeworking options.

We look forward to receiving your application (CV and short cover letter) as well as two references by 30/11/2021. Please send your application directly to recruitment@disinfo.eu with the subject “Application – Advocacy coordinator”.

Please do note that EU DisinfoLab will only recontact selected applicants.