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CONCORD is looking for a Head of Engagement (Maternity Cover)

CONCORD is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated individual to lead the Membership and Communications Team as an interim Head of Engagement.


CONCORD is the European Confederation of NGOs working on sustainable development
and international cooperation. We are made up of member organisations: 26 national platforms, 25 international networks and 7 associate members that represent over 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of people across Europe.

We work together to ensure that European policies promote equal, just and inclusive societies in a sustainable world.

CONCORD is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. All employment decisions are made entirely on merit.


With the support of our Membership and Communications Team and the oversight of our Director, you will guide CONCORDs membership, communications and knowledge management work ensuring CONCORDs members are fully engaged in achieving common goals and that CONCORDs communications excel in engaging our audiences, challenging our stakeholders, innovating our formats and evolving our narrative.

Key areas of responsibility and tasks:
Team Management
Strategic Communications
Support to the Coordination Team (CT)
Reporting and proposal-writing

This role description is not prescriptive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other responsibilities reasonably required by the Membership and Communication Team in order to support and fulfil the purpose of the role.


The successful candidate will combine team leadership with team player characteristics and be able to work in a multicultural and multi-funded environment.

Academic background or professional experience in communication/journalism
A robust understanding of social media and online communication channels
Project management knowledge would be an asset
Expertise the G-suite tools

At least 10 years experience in managing diverse teams, preferably in an NGO environment
Experience in developing and implementing strategic communications
Experience working for a civil society, membership organisation

Excellent presentation skills applicable to both internal and external contexts
Proven writing and editorial skills (in English)
Experience in drafting and revising texts (e.g. press releases) under time pressure
Interest in and good knowledge of EU policies and processes as well as of sustainable development and international cooperation
Rigorous organisational skills, with an interest in developing and improving methodological and constructive ways of working
Excellent communication skills with a near-native command of English and good working knowledge of French (the two working languages of the office)
Integrity and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
A commitment to CONCORDs vision and values, to our accountability to donors and members alike and to the effective use of our resources.


Duration of Contract: This is an 80% part-time position (30 hours per week) for a fixed term period of 10 months from mid-November 2022 to mid-September 2023.

Location: Brussels, Belgium.

Gross salary: Starting from €4235 per month depending on experience (this is 80% of the full-time salary €5294/month, based on the managerial grade, level 10, on our salary grid).

Other benefits: Thirteenth month; holiday allowance; hospitalisation insurance; affiliation to pension scheme; meal vouchers; a monthly commuting allowance on local public transport or by bicycle; and an attractive teleworking policy.

The position reports to the Director.


If you are interested, please upload your CV (max. 2 pages, no photo) and cover letter (max. one page) explaining your motivation and fit for the role, via CONCORD's website. The CV and cover letter must be submitted as one document. Only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is midnight 25th September 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The first round of interviews will take place the week of 3rd October. The second round of interviews will be held the week of 10th  October. The ideal start date is: 21 November 2022.

A valid EU work permit is required.

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