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Call for Applications: Advocacy and Communication Officer

Published on Tue Jan 26 2021 - modified on Thu Jan 28 2021

The European Legal Support Center (ELSC) is seeking a full-time staff member, who has strong communication skills and experience in designing and leading advocacy campaigns around legal issues. The position is located in Amsterdam and available from 1 April 2021.

The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice issues and thrives in a collaborative and dynamic work environment that requires self-management and team leadership skills. S/he has strong skills in human rights advocacy and English language writing and editing, and is comfortable with public speaking and the use of social media.

The Advocacy & Communications Officer performs and represents the ELSC in two main roles. On the one hand, s/he leads monitoring and documentation of incidents of defamation and repression of support for Palestinian rights, including production ELSC country reports.

On the other hand, the Advocacy & Communications Officer leads design and implementation of advocacy initiatives and campaigns that support ELSC legal aid and litigation, and enhance their impact. With these advocacy initiatives and campaigns, s/he promotes ELSC analysis and positions on issues of human rights such as the following: freedoms of expression and assembly, issues related to discrimination, shrinking space for civil society, privacy & data protection, and business & human rights.

The Advocacy & Communications Officer (ACO) works as part of the ELSC team which is composed of the Programme Director, the Development Officer, and approximately a dozen temporary legal researchers, interns and consultants. S/he also cooperates closely with ELSC partners across Europe and in Palestine, foremost groups and NGOs that campaign for Palestinian rights and supportive jurists and legal scholars. The ACO reports to the ELSC Programme Director and is expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule. 

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