ONE is a campaign and advocacy organization backed by over seven million people from around the world and every walk of life who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to support better policies and more effective aid. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency so these resources can be effectively deployed. ONE operates from Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Working closely with the Brussels Director and other colleagues across the organisation, the Migration & Development Coordinator will provide policy analysis and briefings on the European refugee crisis and its impact on development policies and budgets. This role will also support the implementation of our “Protect the Poorest” advocacy and campaign strategy with the EU institutions and Member States, working closely with government officials, NGOs and other decision makers and opinion formers in Brussels and in other capitals. This is a temporary position lasting until December 2016. The Migration & Development Coordinator will report directly to the Brussels Director and work from ONE’s Brussels office.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL
- Perform research and policy analysis on ONE’s work relating to Official Development Assistance, migration, the refugee crisis, humanitarian budgets and policies, and European political responses to the refugee crisis.
- Work as a member of ONE’s “Protect the Poorest” project team to help define and implement the advocacy and campaigns strategy around ODA budgets and the refugee response.
- Support the Brussels Director with the implementation of ONE’s advocacy and campaigns on these issues towards the EU institutions, engaging with EU-wide development policy networks and developing/maintaining relationships in that field, including with EU officials, politicians, Members of the European Parliament, NGOs and think tanks.
- Monitor and share with ONE staff the situation on ODA and refugee response in other EU countries as well as countries of origin and transit, and engage with stakeholders and decision makers around key decision moments.
- Work with the Brussels Director and Global Policy Director on preparing briefing documents for ONE staff and principals and contributing to key publications such as our “DATA Report 2016”.
- Prepare documents for a range of audiences including articles for ONE’s website and blog posts.
- Work internally across organisational teams to identify and leverage opportunities for policy change on these issues.
- Represent ONE at meetings and conferences on relevant policy topics, as needed.
- Any other duties as required.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a development-related field or international law, or equivalent work experience.
- 2-3 years’ experience working in the fields of migration, development, humanitarian response or international law.
- Experience and knowledge of the European Institutions and the EU political scene desired.
- Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills with the ability to research a wide-range of topics using multiple sources.
- Ability to synthesise policy documents, identifying relevant key points and facts, and statistics that help explain complicated policy topics to broad audience in a concise way.
- An understanding of the links between policy, lobbying, campaigning and media work and of how policy change can be achieved through effective advocacy.
- A commitment to ONE’s mission and policy priorities.
- Ability to work as part of a global team and in a culturally diverse environment.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with competing priorities and workloads; generally very well-organised; proven ability to multi-task.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Fluent in spoken and written English, with French or German highly desirable and Dutch a bonus.
If you are ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, please submit an application, resume, and a cover letter (explaining why you are the best person for the job) on our jobs page no later than 29 Apr 2016. Candidates that apply beyond this date may be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates that do not submit cover letters will not be considered. We thank all candidates for their interest; however we are only able to contact those who we decide to interview. No phone calls please.