Eurocare is looking for an "Advocacy and Project Coordinator"
About us: The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) is the only alliance of national, pan-European and international NGOs working exclusively on EU policy analysis and advocacy linked to the reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe. Starting with 9 member organisations in 1990, it now has 51 member organisations across 21 European countries, including 8 international organisations. Member organisations engage in advocacy and research, as well as in the provision of information and training on alcohol issues and the service for people whose lives are affected by alcohol problems. Eurocare has become a recognised partner in the alcohol policy field working with both the European Commission, the European Parliament, permanent representations, the OECD and the World Health Organisation. Eurocare is a partner in several European Union funded projects. Eurocare is a not-for-profit international organization registered in Belgium (AISBL).
Role Overview: The activities linked to this new role take place across three complementary platforms covering knowledge exchange, capacity development and advocacy. The successful candidate will support all these platforms, principally as part of the FILTERED Project (From sILos To synErgies to pRevEnt ncDs), a two year pan-European project funded by the European Commission. The main goal of the FILTERED Project is to stimulate collaborative advocacy, health promotion, action and accountability at European and national level for the prevention of NCDs among civil society organisations specialised in advocacy linked to the reduction of alcohol-related harm, tobacco control and the reduction of the consumption of unhealthy foods and drinks. The successful candidate will also support the management and administration team to ensure that the activities and messages of the FILTERED project are monitored and shared appropriately amongst all the Partners of the project.
The Key responsibility of the Advocacy & Project Coordinator will be to:
- Conduct in-depth research and monitor policy and legislative initiatives in the relevant policy developments, including the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan , the Healthier Together NCD Initiative, the Farm to Fork Strategy, the SDGs, the Global Alcohol Action Plan and the Framework to strengthen implementation of the WHO European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol (EAPA) 2022 – 2025 in order to support the participation and interventions of Eurocare and the advocacy team of the FILTERED project;
- Develop in-depth position papers, policy briefs, articles, statements, letters and input for public consultations to influence decision-making processes in line with the Eurocare 2022/2025 Strategic Objectives and the Filtered project;
- Help to organise policy dialogues (e.g., the monthly Alcohol Policy Coordination Meeting);
- Draft summaries of key learnings from events attendance in order to effectively contribute to Eurocare’s annual report, advocacy communications, webpages and social media;
- Support the work of the communication team by crafting effective social media messages, webpage content and press release to raise visibility about alcohol related harm, NCD prevention and the Commercial Determinant of Health;
- Liaise and support external relations with key advocacy partners and stakeholders, including all FILTERED partners, NGOs (e.g. EPHA, EUPHA, the NCD Alliance and others), policymakers and others, and support smart collaborations with potential allies;
- Contribute to securing Eurocare’s financial sustainability (including by preparing grant applications) and contributing to the FILTERED projects’ overall reporting requirements by tracking progress towards milestones and deliverables;
- Draft minutes of various meetings related to Eurocare activities and other internal meetings (e.g., staff meetings; Filtered Project steering Committee meetings; Alcohol policy Coordination Meetings; etc…);
- Provide administrative support to Eurocare team and Board, including arranging meetings and travel;
- Manage and update all Eurocare contacts and subscribers and ensure the new Eurocare database is up to date;
- Collect and record regularly updated information on the work and the activities of Eurocare members, other health organisations and EU institutions;
- Draft Eurocare’s Annual Reports
The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
- Strong, demonstrable commitment to Eurocare’s vision and values.
- At least 1 year of work experience within an EU-funded project coordination and knowledge of reporting requirements.
- At least 1 year experience in policy work in the area of the prevention of NCDs (with a special focus on alcohol tobacco and unhealthy food and drinks) or a strongly related policy area.
- Ability to speak English fluently and to write clear and concise reports in English.
- Good networking abilities and people skills for an international environment.
- Excellent relationship management, coordination, and communications skills
- Experience in research and analytical skills, including translating project work into policy recommendations.
- Experience in collaborating with multiple stakeholders at transnational level.
- Experience in event management and workshop design and facilitation, online and in-person.
- Thorough understanding of the EU institutions, decision-making processes, and funding instruments.
- Good political judgement for advocacy and lobby work.
- Strong organisation and coordination skills.
Desirable criteria include:
- Experience in EU proposal writing and reporting.
- Experience with member organisations, in the non-for-profit .
What we offer:
- Salary within a range of 28,000€ – 36,000€ gross/annum depending on experience plus benefits (end of year bonus, transportation and lunch vouchers).
- Full-time position based in Brussels, Belgium, with a 6-month trial period.
- The opportunity to make your mark in a newly created position.
- Work with international colleagues and expand your professional network. Our members are from all over Europe.
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter describing your motivation for this position and how your skills, qualifications and experience match the above-mentioned criteria, to Secretary General, Florence Berteletti at
Please state “Advocacy and Project Coordinator” in the subject line. Only successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of the selection process and invited for an interview.
Deadline: 6th September 2023, 23:59 CET
Interviews will take place during the third week of September.
Foreseen starting date: as soon as possible.