Glyphosate Campaign Coordinator

Application Deadline: 15 August 2016

WeMove.EU is a citizens’ movement, campaigning for a better Europe; for a European Union committed to social and economic justice, environmental sustainability and citizen-led democracy. We are people from all walks of life, who call Europe our home – whether we were born in Europe or elsewhere. (From our mission statement).

About us

We are a recently launched, European online campaigning organisation in the spirit of the amazing work done by our friends at Campact.de in Germany and 38Degrees.org.uk in the UK.

At WeMove.EU we are stepping up our activities on Citizen engagement on pesticides especially Glyphosate. We are currently working together with partners to develop a European citizen’s initiative - ECI.

About the role

You and the glyphosate ECI team would be serving as coordination unit for partners from all over Europe. You would preferably be based in Brussels. You would be coordinating a team of four dedicated activists located at different places in Europe.

Your tasks will include to

  • Coordinate WeMove.EU’s Glyphosate team, soon to be five people strong (one coordinator and four country-based campaigners Most likely in Italy, Spain, France and possibly another country.)

  • Bring on board and manage relationships with partners from all over Europe

  • Organise decentralised european wide actions days to attract media attention and collect signatures as well as media stunt actions to deliver the signatures in Brussels

  • Enable volunteers with support packages to collect signatures on the street

  • Coordinate the press work and establish press contacts

  • Campaign strategy and design support

About you

You are an experienced campaigner and an excellent organiser. You have participated or even organised media stunts as well as online and offline protest on a large scale and you have experience working in NGO coalitions. Committed to our values, you are happy to work in an exciting startup environment, with all its opportunities and uncertainties.

You

  • Are well versed in NGO work

  • Have good experience in international NGO networking and coalition work

  • Have experience in campaigning .

  • Have a strong commitment to WeMove.Eu’s mission

  • Are fluent in English (at least level C1)

  • Have knowledge of at least one other major European languages (French, Italian, Spanish, German, Polish) an asset

  • Are willing to travel in Europe

  • Are looking forward to working in an intercultural, decentralised team where we all strive towards learning from each other in order to have the biggest possible impact

Ideally you have a strong understanding of one or more other European countries, gained from personal or professional experience.

Additionally, the following skills / experiences would be a plus

  • Online campaigning

  • ECI experience

  • Additional European Languages

Terms and conditions

This is a full time position with a contract limited from 01 September 2016 to 31 December 2017. WeMove.EU is a growing team, other opportunities are not unlikely.

Preferably in Brussels, other EU places also possible.  As we are building a virtual organisation, this position will be based at a home office or co-working space of your choice.

The salary for this position will be a mixture between two elements: a) a competitive salary as compared to a local wage in the NGO sector and b) a typical German salary for this kind of position adjusted for your local costs of living.

We are striving towards a good gender-balance in our team. Applications of women and transgender persons are therefore especially encouraged. In order to enhance the diversity of our team we encourage applicants of all origins and diverse backgrounds.

How to apply

We’ll review candidates on a rolling basis, so if you think you’re the perfect match, don’t delay. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send applications  to jobs@wemove.eu (max. 10 MB) and include:

  • motivation letter. Please include mention of your experience with campaigning, and provide 3 references.

  • CV. Including your language skills in your first language, English and other languages according to a scale from A1 to C2.

  • relevant samples of your work (if applicable)