Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Belgium
Organization: Protection International
Closing date: 21 Feb 2021

Protection International (PI) is an international not-for-profit organisation registered in Belgium. In many parts of the world the defence of human rights evokes pressure, threats and attacks from state and non-state actors. PI works with local human rights movements to develop strategies and programmes that prevent and counter such pressure. It researches protection strategies and security management tools that protect human rights defenders, and shares its expertise in this area with people at risk due to their human rights work. PI tailors its approach to context and profile. Currently we work in South-East Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin-America, with presences in Thailand, Indonesia, Kenya, DR Congo, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Belgium.

The Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator will provide leadership and vision on Protection International's (PI) global advocacy efforts, setting direction, coordinating outreach and communications, informing decision-making and prioritisation of initiatives, ensuring the timely and effective implementation of priorities, inspiring and guiding a small, dedicated team.

The purpose of the role is to drive an integrated approach to planning and implementation of advocacy that combines the expertise of policy influencing, advocacy, campaigning and communication in line with the objectives as set out in the 2019-23 Global Strategy of Protection International.

The Coordinator will guide the Advocacy and Outreach Communication Unit (A&O) in Brussels, which combines advocacy and communications activities in one coordinated effort. As a member of the PI Global Team, the Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, and in close collaboration with the Head of Policy Research and Training, and Regional Directors.

The role requires a candidate with strong leadership, coordination and management skills. The candidate should have a keen understanding of the EU and UN institutions and their decision-making processes, alongside a proven track record in having established significant relationships with the either/both institutions. An ethos and dedication to human rights is essential.

Please visit PI's website for the full job listing, including main responsibilities and requirements:

How to apply:

If you meet the above skills requirements and are interested in applying for this position, please:

  • Send your CV and cover letter, in English, by 21 February 2021 to , mentioning ‘*Advocacy and Communication Coordinator*’ in the subject line.
  • Include your name in the file name of your application documents, e.g. Maria_Smith_CV.doc.
  • Submit names and contact details of three references together with your application. Do not attach any certificates or references at this stage of the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain posted until a qualified candidate is selected.

Interviews are tentatively planned for the first week of March 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For queries about the recruitment process, please contact

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