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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Vacancy: Concord is seeking an Policy Manager

CONCORD is the European confederation representing, through its members, over 1600 European NGOs for relief and international development. CONCORD leads reflection and political actions on key development issues and regularly engages in dialogue with EU institutions and other civil society organizations.

Since its creation in 2003, CONCORD has been managing a growing membership and an increased number of processes. To oversee the internal workload generated by CONCORD’s diverse activities, CONCORD is seeking an experienced POLICY MANAGER.

The manager will manage the policy department overall, overseeing planning and implementation of agreed strategies, supervising staff and managing directly and indirectly CONCORD’s policy – related the working groups. She/he will act as senior adviser to the Director and to the Board on policy issues and lead on CONCORD’s institutional relations and dialogue. As a member of the Management Team he/she will be co-responsible for the achievement of CONCORD’s organizational mission and goals.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable people management skills, knowledge of how to influence EU decision making through advocacy and effective communications, excellent networking skills and demonstrate the ability to think strategically. She/he will speak English and French, have direct experience of the NGO sector and experience of working in a multicultural environment.

The position is based in Brussels.

For further information about this exciting opportunity go to www.concordeurope.org/. Click here to see the full job description. Applicants are invited to submit a CV and cover letter in English or French by 15 September to secretariat@concordeurope.org . Interviews will take place on 17th September.

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