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The European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF), the political foundation of the ALDE Party, is Recruiting a fulltime Policy and Research Coordinator to join its secretariat in Brussels.

ELF is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 46 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

 

Responsibilities

  •  Identify and monitor relevant policy developments;
  • Conduct research into different policy areas and draft documents as needed;
  • Develop concepts for publications and work on their implementation;
  • Coordinate publication projects with our Member Organisations;
  • Edit publications of Member Organisation and coordinate the peer review process;
  • Assist in the preparation of materials and resources for engagement with policymakers, regulators, and lawmakers;
  • Prepare regular internal newsletter;
  • Coordinate the work of the research fellows.

Requirements

  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Political Sciences, Economics, Business, Sociology or related disciplines;
  • At least 4 years experience in political parties, policy development or think tanks;
  • Prior research experience will be considered an advantage;
  • Organized with proven ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload;
  • Proactive self-starter, able to work both independently and in a team;
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of French and/or German an asset;
  • Proven writing skills, ideally journalistic, or academic experience;
  • Affinity for liberal ideas.

 

Our offer

ELF is offering a permanent contract with extra-legal benefits under Belgian labour law with a competitive negotiable salary, depending on experience

Ideal starting date: January 2020.

 

Applications

Please send your application, including your CV, cover letter and availability to start, by Friday 15th November 2019, 12:00 PM (noon), to jobs@liberalforum.eu to the attention of Daniel Kaddik, ELF Executive Director.

 

We thank all applicants. However, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

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The European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF), the political foundation of the ALDE Party, is recruiting a fulltime Communication Manager to join its secretariat in Brussels.

ELF is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 46 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

 

Responsibilities

  • Development of a concise PR strategy on an organisational level and for products on member level; Ensure PR strategy is aligned with programmes of the organisation;
  • Planning for traditional and social media;
  • Brand development;
  • Developing proactive campaigns in support of ELF’s products;
  • Develop messaging and speaking points for external communications opportunities;
  • Build excellent relationships with the public affairs community;
  • Create and maintain both reactive and proactive communication materials;
  • Write press releases, op-eds, and other materials;
  • Monitoring, retrieving and process media coverage of ELF in Europe;
  • Monitor internal KPIs for outreach and impact, reporting to the Executive Director and providing documents for board meetings and general assemblies;
  • Writing the ELF Annual Report.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Communication, Journalism, or equivalent;
  • Professional experience in communication of at least 4 years;
  • Experience in the creation of content for and maintenance of websites and social networks;
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of French and/or German an asset;
  • Experience in the European media and/or PR environment;
  • Able to multitask and prioritize own workload;
  • Able to communicate effectively with internal stakeholder teams and efficiently manage and solve any challenges that arise;
  • Affinity for liberal ideas.

 

Our offer

ELF is offering a permanent contract with extra-legal benefits under Belgian labour law with a competitive negotiable salary, depending on experience

Ideal starting date: As soon as possible

 

Applications

Please send your application, including your CV, cover letter and availability to start, by Friday 15th November 2019, 12:00 PM (noon), to jobs@liberalforum.eu to the attention of Daniel Kaddik, ELF Executive Director.

 

We thank all applicants. However, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

 

Apply

The European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF), the political foundation of the ALDE Party, is recruiting a fulltime Communication Assistant to join its secretariat in Brussels.

ELF is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 46 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support media relations activities – media monitoring, drafting content and press releases, editing of external communications (reports, editorials, etc), management of press database, active media partnership outreach;
  • Management of our digital communications tools (Website, Email Campaigns, Market Intelligence Platform);
  • Manage and produce compelling content for our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube);
  • Manage and produce content for the monthly newsletter;
  • Support in development of new tools and strategies to improve our communications;
  • Liaise and coordinate with providers (designers, website agency, etc);
  • Assisting team members with the communication of secretariat and members’ projects;
  • Coordinating with our member organisations on publicity-related aspects of our activities and assisting the production of publicity material;
  • Assisting with proofreading of material for public use;
  • Drafting weekly reports of analytics;
  • Support the drafting of the ELF Annual Report.

 

Requirements

  • Relevant degree in Communications, International Relations, Political Science
  • First experience in communication through internships;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • IT skills and experience with website content managament and graphic design (ie WordPress, MailChimp, Canva, InDesign, etc);
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of French and/or German an asset;
  • Able to multitask and prioritize own workload;
  • Able to communicate effectively with internal stakeholder teams and efficiently manage and solve any challenges that arise;
  • Affinity for liberal ideas.

 

Our offer

ELF is offering a permanent contract with extra-legal benefits under Belgian labour law with a competitive negotiable salary, depending on experience

Ideal starting date: As soon as possible

 

Applications

Please send your application, including your CV, cover letter and availability to start, by Friday 15th November 2019, 12:00 PM (noon), to jobs@liberalforum.eu to the attention of Daniel Kaddik, ELF Executive Director.

We thank all applicants. However, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Apply

The European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF), the political foundation of the ALDE Party, is recruiting a fulltime Programme Officer to join its secretariat in Brussels.

ELF is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 46 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

 

Responsibilities

 Project and event management: designing, planning, and implementing ELF programmes;

  • Executing administrative and logistical aspects of events;
  • Facilitating events;
  • Supporting the creation of the annual work plan;
  • Ensuring that ELF activities are implemented in line with the requirements of the European Parliament, Belgian legislation, the Statutes and the Internal Regulations of the European Liberal Forum;
  • Maintaining regular and frequent contact with partners and networking proactively;
  • Supporting the project team in the execution of ELF programmes.

Requirements

  • 2-5 years of experience in project implementation and coordination, ideally in a European or international setting;
  • Experience with EU or EP grants is an asset;
  • Attention to detail and good organisational skills;
  • Understanding of European processes;
  • Fluent English, working level of French;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise own workload;
  • Affinity for liberal ideas.

 

Our offer

ELF is offering a permanent contract with extra-legal benefits under Belgian labour law with a competitive negotiable salary, depending on experience

Ideal starting date: January 2020.

 

Applications

Please send your application, including your CV, cover letter and availability to start, by Friday 15th November 2019, 12:00 noon, to jobs@liberalforum.eu to the attention of Daniel Kaddik, ELF Executive Director.

We thank all applicants. However, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

 

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The ELF trainee is responsible for various administrative functions within the European Liberal Forum’s office, including office management, and providing general administrative support to the secretariat. The intern will also support a range of other activities that are organised by the ELF Secretariat and will be actively involved in the day-to-day work at our Brussels office.

The traineeship will take place at the ELF office in Brussels and the candidate is expected to be available as soon as possible and commit for six months.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Manager, Strategy & Coordination and Communications Assistant in some day-to-day tasks;
  • Perform administrative duties in support of ELF Secretariat; includes data entry, status updates, scheduling, reporting, and filing;
  • Assist in gathering and analyzing program information materials; work with various databases, updating ELF website;
  • Manage responses to requests for program information and registration; processing paperwork according to established procedures;
  • Assist in coordinating logistic for events, workshops and other meetings.

Applicant’s profile

  • Office experience and proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint is required;
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Proven ability to change focus in response to changing work pace and situations is essential;
  • Excellent spoken and written English (knowledge of another European language(s) would be an asset);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Initiative and can-do attitude; proactive in taking initiative.

Remuneration is calculated with respect to internship remuneration laws within the Brussels Capital Region.

University Students requiring specific credit hours for the completion of an existing academic program can be considered for a non-paid internship.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to info@liberalforum.eu.

We thank all applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

The European Liberal Forum asbl is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 40 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

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