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Call for Applications: Advocacy and Communication Officer for The Netherlands & Strategic Litigation

Published on Mon Jul 08 2024

The European Legal Support Center (ELSC) is seeking an Advocacy and Communication Officer for the Netherlands & Strategic Litigation.

Title: Advocacy and Communication Officer- NL & Strategic litigation
Location: Amsterdam
Reports to: Chief of Advocacy and Communications
Line Management: None  
Contract: Full-time, with flexible working, contract offer as consultant  
Salary: Salary 10-10.1 
€36,000 – 38,000 with progression up the scale after each annual review 
750 EURO available to support staff well-being 
Assistance with home office equipment

Start date: September 2024  

How to apply: Applications should be sent to including the subject line ‘Advocacy Officer – NL & Strategic litigation

Applications are due by 18 July 2024.

We are scheduling interviews as applications come in, don’t miss your chance and apply now!


As the Advocacy Officer for the Netherlands & Strategic litigation, you will be part of the Advocacy & Communication Team and:

  • Half of your time, work with the Senior Legal Officer and Monitor for The Netherlands to engage in public outreach; build campaigns to boost specific legal cases; get media coverage to achieve visibility and narrative change; make sure our victories are visible; grow and mobilise our network of supporters; coalition building and establishing relationships with activists on the ground in the Netherlands;
  • The other half will be dedicated to develop public outreach on strategic litigation cases pertaining to our de-funding and de-risking work (Palestinian and European organisations or individuals facing the suspension or cutting of funding, and facing bank de-risking, i.e. the restrictions on their bank accounts, transfers etc.), or cases aiming to hold private and public actors accountable for their complicity with war crimes in Palestine (for instance our case against


  • Experience with campaigning, involvement in activist groups, grassroots or non-profit organisations, in particular with Palestine solidarity groups and / or other anti-colonial and anti-racist groups in the Netherlands. 
  • Experience in convening and driving coalitions and networks and building relationships. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights, in particular the rights of the Palestinian people and the intersectional struggles connected to the Palestinian struggle for liberation.


  • Basic knowledge of Dutch and European Union law.
  • Demonstrated skills in communications and advocacy work. 
  • Proficiency in English and Dutch with excellent written and spoken communication skills. English is the working language of the ELSC. 
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the political and human rights situation in Palestine.
  • Teamwork skills and flexibility, ability to manage time and competing priorities, according to the current demands of the organisation. 
  • Highly organised, strong attention to detail, driven, can work independently without direction.  
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage a busy workload.   
  • Commitment to anti-racism and anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities.   
  • Willingness to travel and work occasional unsocial hours as required.   
  • To be flexible within the broad remit of the post. 


  • Graduate in International Relations, Political Science, Communications, Journalism, Law, Sociology or other relevant fields. 
  • Master’s Degree in a related field. 
  • Proficiency in Arabic. 
  • Experience with web development, graphic design, social media management or other digital communications experience and skills. 


  • In coordination with the Advocacy and Communication Team, develop and implement public outreach campaigns strategies, social media and media outreach, building and coordinating partners coalition, coordinating with the legal team etc. 
  • Maintain and expand our network of support in the Netherlands through maintaining effective communication with activists and partner organisations.
  • Organise and facilitate in-person community events and/or workshops with activists, academics, students and lawyers. 
  • Draft and publish case summaries/updates on the ELSC website, in coordination with the relevant legal officers for the Netherlands, De-funding-De-risking and strategic litigation.
  • Support the Digital Communications Officer to design and monitor relevant social media content: text, visuals and potential videos/reels. 
  • Organise and promote ELSC public events in the Netherlands.
  • Represent the ELSC in public events and interviews in the Netherlands. 
  • Maintain and expand the ELSC network of journalists and media outlets in the Netherlands. 
  • Maintain Dutch contact lists.
  • Assist with content production for the ELSC monthly Newsletter. 
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