The Fair Trade Advocacy Office is looking for an advocacy assistant
Contract type Convention d’immersion professionnelle
Duration from 26 February 2018 to 26 August 2018 (with option of 3 to 6-month-extension)
Location Fair Trade Advocacy Office (Brussels, Belgium)
Reporting to Fair Trade Advocacy Office Project Coordinator
Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade Organizations, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade. (Definition of Fair Trade, Charter of Fair Trade Principles)
As a joint initiative of Fairtrade International, the World Fair Trade Organization and the World Fair Trade Organization-Europe, the Fair Trade Advocacy Office leads the Fair Trade movement political advocacy at European Union level and contributes to the strengthening of the political advocacy capacities of the global Fair Trade movement. www.fairtrade-advocacy.org
WE ARE LOOKING FOR …
A highly motivated and well-organised person, able to work under pressure and independently by managing her/his own time and work priorities. The FTAO is a small team, hence this job opening would suit somebody who is flexible, able to work on different issues simultaneously and carry out a diversity of tasks in the advocacy area.
We are seeking somebody with proven ability to organise advocacy events, do research work, turn complex issues into easily understandable documents, as well as conduct administrative tasks.
Somebody who is excited to learn and brings in ideas for the advocacy strategy of the FTAO. Last but not least, we are looking for a friendly team member!
KEY AREAS OF WORK
Support to advocacy work:
Analysis of EU and international Trade and Development policies:
General administrative support & event/meeting organisation
Please send a mail with subject ‘[Application] Advocacy assistant’ including a CV and separate motivation letter to yver(at)fairtrade-advocacy.org before 20 February 2018 close of office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview. The interviews will take place via Skype followed by a written test involving a brief piece of research work.
Thanks for your interest in Fair Trade and in working with us!