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Communication and knowledge management officer for EU SWITCH to Green and Water Facilities, Belgium

Job Details

Country: 
Belgium
Position: 
Communication and knowledge management officer for EU SWITCH to Green and Water Facilities
Department: 
Rural Development and Environment
Status: 
PQ
Published: 
Monday, June 3, 2019
Deadline: 
2019-08-01
Name of project: 
EU SWITCH to Green and Water Facilities
Task description: 

The promotion of the inclusive green economy and the sustainable management of water resources are 2 important priorities of the European Union development policy. The EU supports various international cooperation initiatives in these 2 areas. The EU has allocated funds under the Global Public Goods and Challenges programme to conclude a service contract which aim is to establish a new Switch to Green facility and a water facility. The aim of the 2 facilities is to develop and foster effective dialogue and cooperation on the transformation towards inclusive green economy (notably in relation to SDGs 8, 9, 12) and on water resources management (linked to SDG6) among the EU and developing countries. The 2 facilities will deliver similar services:

The Switch to Green facility will :

1) Provide quality support to improve programme identification, formulation and delivery;

2) Support dialogue, networking and coordination with development partners working on green economy issues; and

3) Support knowledge creation, dissemination and communication efforts, and build capacities for improved EU cooperation on green economy.

The water facility will:

1) Provide quality support to improve programme identification, formulation and delivery;

2) Support dialogue, networking and coordination with development partners working on water and sanitation; and

3) Support knowledge creation, dissemination and communication efforts, and build capacities for improved EU cooperation on water and sanitation.

Qualifications: 

The Communication and knowledge management officer will be in charge of ensuring effective communication on the SWITCH TO GREEN flagship, promoting visibility (including by producing and editing relevant EU websites, producing brochures, newsletters etc.), ensuring that knowledge generated by the SWITCH TO GREEN actions is capitalized and disseminated, and supporting the organisation of relevant meetings and events. The expert will be in charge of liaising with EU Delegations, partner countries, and other stakeholders of the flagship.

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in Communication. Candidates with a master's degree in the field of environment, climate change and/or development and with at least 3 years of professional experience in communication will also be considered.

  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills.

  • Fluency in English and French required; Ability to also communicate in other languages (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese) would be an asset.

  • Familiarity with international cooperation and EU visibility guidelines would be a strong asset.

    General professional experience

  • At least 3 years experience in communication on economics, environmental or development related issues.

  • Experience in writing communication materials. This may include publications, websites, leaflets, etc.

  • Proven experience in knowledge management.

  • Experience in the use of electronic media such as communities of practice, websites and blogs, also in website development, would also be an advantage.

  • Experience in website management and update.

Mission start date: 
01.01.2020
Mission end date: 
31.12.2022
Project start date: 
01.01.2020
Project end date: 
31.12.2022
Duration: 
3years
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