Policy and Campaigns Director

Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Together for a Feminist Europe

Do you want to work for a Feminist Europe?

You are in the right place! The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in all 28 EU Member States and three of the candidate countries. The EWL campaigns for a feminist Europe, which promotes women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union in line with our organisational strategy.

You could be the person we are looking for!

The EWL is recruiting an experienced, strategic and empathetic Policy and Campaigns Director to lead the collaborative design, delivery and impact of EWL’s Feminist Policy and Campaigns work. This person will also be responsible for managing, coaching and empowering a small team of policy and campaigning staff to design and develop impactful campaigns, and to grow and develop professionally and personally.

In addition to having the relevant experience in policy and campaigns work (outlined below), the Policy and Campaigns Director needs to have exceptional interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience in staff management. We are looking for an outstanding professional with a natural talent for communicating with colleagues from different cultures and working styles, for getting the best out of a team, and for establishing trust with colleagues, members, and external stakeholders.

As an intersectional feminist organisation, we are seeking to build an organisation that represents Europe in all of its diversity. As such, people/women of color and from ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQI community and people coming from marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Please be aware that due to rules imposed upon us by the European Commission, to be selected for this position, you must have the right to legally work in Belgium at the time of submitting your application. Unfortunately, we are not able to make any exceptions or provide sponsorship.

The specific tasks, as described in the Role Profile below, will be carried out in the EWL Secretariat in Brussels under the supervision of the Secretary General, and start from 15 January 2018.

Starting date: 15 January 2018

Deadline for applications: 29 October 2017 midnight CET

How to apply?

Interested candidates are requested to submit an application to the European Women’s Lobby via email to jobs@localknowledge.be using the application form only.

Please, keep in mind that only this application form will be considered for the selection; please do NOT send any other document (CV, recommendation letters, diplomas, etc.). Applications not respecting the instructions for completing the form will not be considered.

Please include in the e-mail subject line: “Application for Policy and Campaigns Director, and YOUR NAME”

Closing date for applications is 29 October 2017 at midnight CET. We regret that, due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held during the week of 6 November 2017. Interviews through Skype are possible for candidates who are not able to come to Brussels in person.

The ideal candidate must be have the right to work in Belgium and should be able to start as soon as possible, from 15th January 2018.

Role and Location:

Role Title: Policy and Campaigns Director

Role Purpose: To ensure effective design, delivery and impact of EWL’s Feminist Policy influencing and campaigning in line with our organisational strategy

Reporting To: Secretary General

Location: EWL Secretariat, Brussels


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