IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Civil Society Forum seeks Director of Secretariat
of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
is seeking a
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Salary: € 48 000 per annum (brutto)
Start date: November/December 2012
Deadline: applications should be sent to email@example.com by midnight CET, 28 October 2012
The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is looking to appoint a full-time Director for the newly registered Secretariat of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The Director will launch the Secretariat, raise the profile and impact of the Forum, liaise with key stakeholders in government and civil society at the EU level and in the Eastern Partnership countries, support the Steering Committee, and raise funds for the further development of the Secretariat.
This is a challenging position working in a dynamic, international civil society network. The Director will be appointed by the EaP CSF Steering Committee following an open call for applications. The Director will be expected to attend the forthcoming Forum annual event in Stockholm on 29-30 November 2012.
About the Forum
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum was established in 2009 following the Prague Summit launching the Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative. The EaP aims to support Eastern European countries' sustainable reform process with a view to accelerating their political association and economic integration with the EU. The Forum’s annual meeting and Steering Committee meetings are financed by the European Union. The Forum aims to support the further development of civil society organisations, and to promote contacts between them as well as facilitate their dialogue with public authorities. The Forum is an integral part of the Eastern Partnership, which forms the Eastern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy. The EaP encompasses Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine.
In 2012, the Secretariat was registered by the Forum’s Steering Committee as an international non-profit organisation in Belgium. The Steering Committee comprises 17 people, elected at the third Forum annual event in Poznan in November 2011.
The Steering Committee is structured as follows:
See archive.eap-csf.eu for further details.
The Director will have a good knowledge of the workings of the EU, and understanding of the policy challenges and the development needs of civil society in the six Eastern Partner countries.
The successful candidate will have experience as a senior project manager/leader, working in civil society or with a grantmaking organisation, and will have the communications skills to quickly develop good contacts in EU institutions, and also to fundraise for the Secretariat. A track record in successful fundraising/proposal writing is needed, and the successful candidate must have experience of managing budgets and overseeing finances (working with accountants/auditors). Excellent analytical and communication skills are required.
Strong written and spoken English language skills required; solid working knowledge of Russian required.
For PDF of the Call for Director, click here