European Working Group on TTIP & CETA Free Local Communities hires a person to support EU-wide campaign work and networking.
The campaign to build local political resistance to TTIP and CETA has been growing steadily over the past year. Currently TTIP campaigns in the following countries pursue the “TTIP/CETA-Free local authorities” campaign : France, Austria, Germany, UK, Spain, Belgium, Ireland and Italy. It aims at building longer term local political resistance to TTIP and CETA, internal political party debate, mobilisation option for local campaigners but also to open the door to talk about economic alternatives to transatlantic trade and free trade in general.
We seek to strengthen the pan-EU coordination of our work. This includes the implementation of pan-European campaign work including a higher profile and visibility at the European level as well as the broadening of this campaign approach and strategy towards other countries, such as Eastern European and Nordic countries.
For this we seek a person in order to strengthen the coordination between the national campaigns, foster the development of new initiatives and campaigns, and give a joint visibility to the overall dynamic.
His/her tasks will more particularly be :
1. To support and develop the pan-European tools needed to make the campaign visible. It means more particularly :
Maintain and further develop the pan-EU map of TTIP/CETA free local communities
Develop and manage a website
Provide up to date facts and figures for NGOs to use in media outreach.
Together with the working group, develop activities to increase the profile of the TTIP-free local communities
2. To support the TTIP/CETA campaigners/campaigns in countries that wish to start such campaigns. This includes the following tasks :
Support the production of materials to foster the development of new campaigns
Reach out to TTIP campaigners to inform them about the campaign and approach
Help to coordinate or support regional capacity building meetings of campaigners
3. To implement and support the joint campaign work that is developed with the European working group on local authorities. It includes :
Facilitation of the European working group on local authorities (organise regular conference calls, note taking etc.)
Support to the organisation of joint events (meetings, trainings etc)
Organization of the information flows on relevant issues (eg procurement, SMEs, etc),
Support to the development of relationships and joint activities with umbrella organizations of local authorities at the European level.
We are looking for a person that have/are :
Experience and understanding of working in campaigns in an international environment, including proven coordination skills
Experience in developing educational or campaign materials
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Culturally sensitive, proven ability and effectiveness in working with diverse communities and movements
Creative, pro-active, enthusiastic and dynamic, but also autonomous in his/her work.
Good computer skills
Excellent organisational skills including being able to organise events at a distance is required
Able and willing to travel when required
Knowledge of the TTIP/CETA issues
Experience in network/campaign coordination at the national or the EU level
A general knowledge and understanding of « local government » issues
Working knowledge of French (the job is located in a French-speaking NGO)
Experience in fundraising and maintaining good relations with funders (including writing of applications and reports)
The position is based in Paris, in Aitec’s offices. The person will be jointly supervised by the Aitec’s, FoEE’s and Attac Austria’s representatives in the campaign.
Starting date : 1st of January the latest
Full time (35h)
Salary : 2100 Euros gross + half the amount of the transport card + lunch vouchers + complementary health insurance.
Application process :
Please send a short Curriculum Vitae and a letter explaining why you would like the job and explaining why you would be suitable to amelie.aitec (a) reseau-ipam.org before November 19th 2015.
We will only get in touch with candidates who we are inviting for an interview.
Interviews are scheduled for the week of the 23rd of November.
The post is initially for one year with possible extension depending on funding.