We are hiring: Communications and Projects Assistant

15 February 2024 | Projects, Staff

We’re looking for a politically savvy, sociable and passionate person at the start of their career to contribute to our communications and projects work.


Who we are

European Civic Forum (ECF) is a pan-European network of more than 100 associations and NGOs across 29 European countries. Founded in 2005 by our member organisations, we have spent nearly two decades working to protect civic space, enable civic participation and build civil dialogue for more equality, solidarity and democracy in Europe.


Main responsibilities

  • Planning, drafting, and editing ECF’s communications content including newsletters, social media, statements, press releases, website updates, podcasts and campaigns.
  • Supporting the planning and organisation of ECF events, including policy dialogues and the European Civic Academy.
  • Producing event communications material.
  • Supporting ECF’s communications planning development and narrative-building.
  • Performing communications and mapping tasks linked to the pan-European projects Net4Defenders and Monitoring Actions for Civic Space (MACS) focusing on protection work for human rights defenders and civic space monitoring.
  • Possibility to support our research, policy, and advocacy towards European institutions.



  • A sociable and passionate person, ideally involved in activism and contemporary struggles, including intersectional feminism and environmental, social, and racial justice.
  • A recent graduate looking to kick-start their career in communications and projects.
  • A passion for advancing justice, rights, and democracy, with a basic understanding of civic space and the NGO sector.
  • Excellent drafting, editing, and proofreading skills in English (knowledge of another EU language is a plus).
  • Basic layout and design skills.
  • Adaptability, high level of autonomy, good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team and environment.
  • Experience with different communications tools (web, social media, newsletter tools) and other communication-relevant software is preferable.
  • Event planning and organisation experience is preferable.


What we offer

  • A 6-month Convention d’Immersion Professional (CIP) contract, with the potential to renew for a further 6 months.
  • €1070 gross per month, plus full reimbursement of public transportation pass, daily meal vouchers (worth €8 gross), and €20 per month home working allowance.
  • An office in the centre of Brussels, with the possibility to work from home two days a week.
  • 10 days of paid holiday over the six-month period.


Terms and conditions

  • Full-time: 38 hours per week (5 days), working hours 9.00 – 18.00 from Monday to Thursday, 9.00 to 16.00 on Friday.
  • The right to live and work in Belgium is a requirement.
  • We are unable to offer positions to those who are currently enrolled in a university degree.


How to apply

Please send your CV and one-page cover letter in English to Benjamin Goodwin (bgoodwin@civic-forum.eu) by 23:59 on 20 February 2024 at the latest.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are advised not to apply at the last minute.

The expected start date will be 2 April 2024.