[Vredeslijst] Job opportunity: EU Programme Officer European Network Against Arms Trade

Stop Wapenhandel - Mark Akkerman m.akkerman op stopwapenhandel.org
Do Sep 10 10:30:19 CEST 2015

Job opportunity: EU Programme Officer

Part-time position (three days a week) based in Brussels for one year.

If this year is successful, we hope there will funding for a further  
three years.
Start date: 1st December 2015, though an earlier or later start date  
can be discussed

Founded in 1984, the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) is an  
informal network of national campaign and research groups. Some groups  
work solely on arms trade and industry while other groups have a  
broader peace and social justice orientation. While arms export  
regulation is still primarily under national jurisdiction, the role of  
the European Union is increasing as is EU support for military  
industry more generally.

The national level campaigns have identified a need for more  
information and campaign suggestions from the EU level. ENAAT is  
therefore seeking a campaign-oriented researcher to feed national  
campaigns with information from inside the "Brussels bubble" and  
suggest campaign and lobbying actions to the nationally-based ENAAT  

The new staff person will be formally employed by, and based at, the  
Quaker Council for European Affairs in Brussels. The worker will be  
supported and supervised by a ENAAT Steering Group consisting of four  
representatives from ENAAT groups.

Core responsibilities

*         Following on a day to day basis developments in the  
Commission, Council and Parliament concerning arms industry and arms  
trade policy and developments. This would include:

*         Identify and following relevant official documents and events;

*         Identifying and following arms industry lobby organisations;

*         Participating in Brussels debates on arms trade and arms  
industry policy open to NGOs.

*         Strengthening MEPs' and officials' understanding of military  
industry and arms exports, including their relationship to the  
security environment; establishing relationships with sympathetic MEPs  
and others within the EU who may be willing to challenge the arms  
industry and its backers.

*         Communicating information regarding the above to the ENAAT  
groups, making suggestions for campaign activities by them directed at  
the EU institutions. Campaign activities could include research,  
lobbying and direct action. Where appropropriate, draft and  
co-ordinate ENAAT esponses to EU consultations.

*         Contributing a EU perspective to national ENAAT groups,  
helping them identify EU aspects in national campaign issues and help  
develop EU campaign opportunity.

*         Supporting media outreach activities from ENAAT groups  
directed at the EU level.

*         Contributing to the annual ENAAT meeting, the ENAAT website,  
mailing list and other shared initiatives.

We are looking for someone with

*         At least two years experience in (international) civil  
society campaigning, preferably at EU level

*         Good networking and communications skills, experience in  
liaising with civil society groups across Europe

*         Knowledge of European Union decision-making processes

*         Logistical, problem solving skills

*         Fluency in English, other languages desirable

*         Ability to work independently, knowing when consultation  
with others is necessary

*         Willing to facilitate the work of people from different  
cultural and political backgrounds

*         Flexibility, ability to work with limitations in time and  
resouces of campaign groups

*         Willingness to travel abroad and, on occasion, during weekends

It is desirable that the person appointed has a background in arms  
trade, human rights or international issues more generally.

We offer

*         A challenging job in the heart of Europe;

*         A contract of three days/week (24 hours per week) until 1st  
December 2016

*         Gross salary of ? 2.000 a month gross

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position please send an  
application letter, focusing on your motivation and suitability for  
this position, and your CV in English, via email to ann op caat.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 28th September 2015

Only those candidates short-listed for interview will be notified.

Interviews will take place in Brussels on Thursday 29th October 2015

We are looking forward to your application.

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