Communications Assistant in Euro-Mediterranenan Human Rights Network

Deadline: 24 September 2015
Open to: holders of university degree in (web) design, communication studies, information technology or related fields, with a relevant work experience of minimum 1-2 years
Salary: salary based on Euro-Med Rights salary scale including pension scheme, insurance scheme, lunch vouchers and 30 days annual leave


Rooted in civil society Euro-Mediterranenan Human Rights Network (EMHRN) seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, advocate for human rights values and develop capacities in this regard.

EuroMed Rights is looking for a committed, dynamic and talented individual to join their team as Communication Assistant. The applicant should demonstrate strong information and communication technologies (ICT) abilities with a specific focus on design and layout of communication material (both print and web). Other important duties include website maintenance and development, social media use, gathering and encoding data (in our contact database), facilitating communication-related queries by colleagues and/or partners whilst ensuring the day-to-day administration of the Communications Department. The job position is in Brussels, Belgium.

As Communications Assistant, you will:

  • Report to the Communications Director while working in close cooperation with the rest of the Communications team;
  • Be primarily tasked with the production and distribution of Euro-Med Rights internal and external communication materials;
  • As an in-house designer, you will be responsible for making sure that all publications abide by Euro-Med Rights graphic guidelines and will be the liaison between outsourced designers (hired for specific assignments) and the Network;
  • Responsible for the feeding and troubleshooting all technical aspects of the website;
  • Expected to contribute to the expansion of their online presence through the social media and centralise newly collated data in their contact database;
  • You will be called on to assist with the day-to-day administration of the department in particular, and of the Network in general.


Applicants should have as a minimum university degree in (web) design, communication studies, information technology or related fields, with a relevant work experience of minimum 1-2 years. Applicants should be ICT competent, and passionate about engaging people using new technologies. They should in particular be able to demonstrate experience in:

  • Design and lay-out of documents and publications, i.e. advanced knowledge of design software for that purpose (InDesign);
  • The use of ICT, including website content management and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) management.

Main qualifications are:

  • Proficiency in using design software(s), preferably InDesign;
  • Proven record of CMS use;
  • Proven record of social media and Microsoft Office use;
  • Creative, with an eye for visual design and ability to produce engaging/impacting communication material;
  • Excellent English and French (both written and spoken).

Other key qualifications, experience and assets include:

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle concomitant requests;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities. Comfortable working closely within a small team environment, collaborating on varied tasks as required;
  • Able to show flexibility to balance a varied and challenging day-to-day workload;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and deal with several projects simultaneously;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.


Salary based on Euro-Med Rights salary scale for Brussels-based staff providing for a competitive remuneration package including pension scheme, insurance scheme, lunch vouchers and 30 days annual leave (20 days Belgian legal holidays and 10 conventional days).

How to apply?

Applicants should email a:

  • Cover letter;
  • CV.

latest by 24 September 2015 (00:00) to Marie Pacalausa, Administration Finances and Human Resources Officer at 

Letters or CVs drafted in another language than English or received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

For more information please visit the official website.

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