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Brussels, 22 September 2017
Finance Watch, the Brussels-based public interest advocacy association dedicated to making finance serve society, is looking for a Network Coordinator to strengthen its Outreach team – which brings together our communications, campaigning and stakeholder engagement capacities. Growing this team with highly skilled and motivated professionals is an essential component of our three-year strategic plan.
Building on its reputation of excellence in research and advocacy, Finance Watch aims at developing its popularity (wide audience outreach) and network of partners throughout Europe and beyond – technical expertise and lobbying alone will not bring about the changes we are seeking. The Network Coordinator will lead our efforts to maintain, grow and engage a network of organisations, experts, practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders, with the purpose of making finance serve society. She/he will build a representative network of Members throughout Europe and beyond, foster alignment of that network around campaigning strategies, set up and facilitate collaboration and communication tools, and ensure a constant flow of information between our Brussels’ secretariat, our Membership and the rest of the network to maximize impact.
- Within the context of the overall strategy and in consultation with the management team, colleagues within the Outreach team and the Research and Advocacy Officers, lead the development and engagement of the Finance Watch Membership
- Build the capacity of Finance Watch to work effectively as a network organisation, by implementing innovative technological solutions for collaboration and communication, by supporting the rest of the team in reaching out to the network and by developing creative ways to engage the network in events, actions and campaigns.
Other tasks as appropriate:
- Advise researchers, campaigners and other colleagues on the development of and communication with their networks, both concerning the experts in their field and their counterparts in the membership
- Draft a network development strategy, building on the work already done thus far, with the purpose of expanding the Finance Watch Membership to include more countries, greater diversity in members and an additional focus on organisations and experts working on links between the financial system and societal objectives (e.g. the SDGs)
- Develop a network engagement strategy which outlines the ways in which members and other partners are engaged and can contribute
- Share within the FW network resources, knowledge, best practices, training materials etc.
- Handle inquiries coming from the Membership and broader network
- Support the Board and various committees in monitoring the adherence of members and national Finance Watch networks to agreed strategies, procedures and other bilateral or multilateral commitments in place within the network
- Oversee the membership administration, including financial obligations of Members
What does success in this job look like?
- A strong growth in membership in the coming three years
- The strategy and objectives of Finance Watch and its campaigns are understood and shared among our Membership and wider network of partners.
- Members and partners engagement has strongly intensified.
- Well-functioning IT systems are in place to facilitate network collaboration and communication
- Financial and other obligations are met within the network, and any issues, complaints or reputational risks are dealt with quickly and justly by Finance Watch
Profile / Qualifications
- Experience in leading the development, coordination and engagement of a civil society network or relevant equivalent
- Excellent project management skills. Experience with (financial) administration of a membership is highly desirable
- Understanding of the main issues at stake with financial reform in Europe, and relevant regional and international mechanisms/institutions
- Sound understanding of the implications of developing communication and campaigning strategies for implementation in different countries and sensitivity to different cultures and backgrounds.
- Experience in implementing and running digital platforms and tools to facilitate the functioning of a network
- Experience representing an organization externally with media, other organisations, including at international events, and a diverse range of audiences.
- Experience in capacity building and training, organising engaging meetings and events, and writing engaging messages that are able to rally stakeholders around a common project.
- Fluent written and spoken English essential. At least one other EU language highly desirable.
- Good judgment, political and general, to assess the most effective means of sharing information for the purpose of achieving Finance Watch’ goals.
- Ability to manage a substantial and varied workload effectively, including managing competing demands, maintain high levels of accuracy, and ensure excellent coordination of activities across diverse entities.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communications skills, who displays leadership qualities while being service oriented towards Finance Watch Members and partners.
- A full-time contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits and extra-legal paid leave)
- A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment.
- Networking opportunities with numerous organisations.
Equal employment opportunity
Finance Watch is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, regardless of sex, marital status, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job.
Selection will be in accordance with objectives, job related criteria and the appointment will be on the basis of applicants’ merits and abilities.
Your application should include the following documents:
- A Curriculum Vitae
- A short motivation letter responding to the following questions:
- What are the main reasons that motivate you to work for Finance Watch?
- What are your main achievements?
Any incomplete application will be disregarded.
Interviews will take place in Brussels, starting as soon as possible. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2017