The EDC-Free Europe campaign secretariat, hosted by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), is recruiting a Campaign Coordinator. The Campaign Coordinator will further develop strategy, education and advocacy activities as well as coordinate joint campaign initiatives with the EDC-Free Europe campaign partners.

EDC-Free Europe is a coalition of public interest groups representing more than 70 environmental, health, women's and consumer groups across Europe who share a concern about hormone disrupting chemicals (or endocrine disrupting chemicals, EDCs) and their impact on our health and wildlife.

Are you concerned about hormone disrupting chemicals and their impact on our health and environment? If you would like to have a leadership position in a growing, committed, vibrant European campaign, here is your chance.

Job description and application procedure:

The EDC-Free Europe campaign secretariat, hosted by HEAL, is looking for a dynamic and experienced candidate to promote EU legislative change and better implementation of laws on EDCs.

S/he will also work to raise the political profile of issues and policies on EDCs to increase protection of health and environment in the European Union and beyond.

The successful candidate will collaborate on a daily basis with the EDC-Free Europe large NGO partner network. The position is a new one.

Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinating EDC-Free Europe’s secretariat and campaign & advocacy activities
  • Communication and outreach: Developing EDC-Free campaign information, press, advocacy materials, such as briefings, letters, social media content in close collaboration with HEAL communication officer.
  • Campaign partner support, outreach and engagement: Identifying and supporting campaign partner’s initiatives and in strengthening their policy and advocacy capacity and effectiveness on EDCs.
  • Campaign strategy development: Work with campaign partners to further develop strategic planning and prepare for the European Parliament elections in May 2019.
  • Support to external and internal campaign meeting and representation: Representing the views of the EDC-Free Europe campaign to the EU institutions, national policy makers and stakeholders as requested by partners, and building up network of institutional and civil society contacts.
  • Keeping abreast of EU and national policy developments on EDCs and flagging up advocacy opportunities for members and partners.
  • Preparing minutes, narrative reports for campaign partners and funders.

Candidate profile:

  • University degree in public health, environmental or European studies, or social sciences
  • Minimum five years relevant professional experience, including policy advocacy and campaigning at EU or national level
  • Ability to quickly synthesize facts and scientific discussions for a policy/layperson audience, excellent writing skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English; and proficiency in another EU language
  • Experience in communications and social media
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team player, flexibility, and reliability
  • Ability to take initiative and generate ideas, and work under pressure of deadlines
  • Experience in the non-profit sector desired

This full time position (100%, 5 working days) is based at the HEAL Secretariat in Brussels. We offer a competitive salary and extra benefits. Start date: as soon as possible.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and your CV to edc-free-secretariat@env-health.org by 31 Oct 2018.

The letter of motivation is a critical piece of the application process and should detail why you are interested in the position, why you want to work for a public interest environmental health organization and how your skills and experience are relevant to the job.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will take place in November.

For any questions, please send an email to edc-free-secretariat@env-health.org.