Autism-Europe seeks Advocacy and Project Officer

Autism-Europe 3-5y Mid Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 17 Jul 2018

Job Description

Advocacy and Project Officer

Autism-Europe recruits an Advocacy and Project officer

Autism-Europe is an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of autistic people and their families and to help them improve their quality of life. We represent a network of almost 90 members organisations in 38 countries.

Would you like to support us in our mission and work in a small and dynamic team?


You support Autism-Europe’s team in various domains: advocacy, internal and external communication; projects and fundraising.

Tasks – Advocacy

  • Support us in delivering Autism-Europe’s message to policy-makers and all relevant stakeholders, including the wider public;
  • Support us in building more awareness and better understanding of autism and autistic’s people needs in Europe;
  • Support the organization of our annual campaign activities, meetings, events and roundtables;
  • Conduct surveys and research to back-up our policy demands;
  • Monitor, assimilate and research relevant information sources and communicate on key developments;
  • Draft policy statements and positions based on members’ input and available evidence in response to European consultations.

Tasks – Other responsibilities

  • Support the Communication officer (website, social media, news, publications, etc.);
  • Support the internal communication: drafting reports and meeting minutes;
  • Contribute to our European projects’ activities in relation to dissemination and policy;
  • Support the organization of members’ meetings;
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts through the preparation of funding proposals, reporting and drafting of materials or initiatives for donors.

Your profile

  • Enthusiast at the prospect of working in the NGO sector and advocating for disability rights;
  • Experience and knowledge of EU/UN processes, strong interest in the areas of disability rights and social inclusion;
  • Background in political sciences, with good knowledge of EU policy making;
  • Flexible and interested in a position that will give you a variety of job duties;
  • Strong writing skills: ability to conceptualise, analyse and write persuasive arguments;
  • Ability to convey complex information in an accessible manner;
  • Excellent command of English (speaking and writing); French or other languages an asset;
  • Proactivity. Problem-solving attitude;
  • Ability to work autonomously in a small team;
  • Strong computer literacy;
  • Able to undertake occasional travels in Europe


  • Contract: one-year contract, with possibility of extension, full time (38h/week);
  • Salary between 2200 EUR and 2500 EUR gross/month depending on profile, plus benefits (holiday pay, 13th month, luncheon vouchers, monthly transport contribution);
  • Job location: Brussels – Belgium;
  • Start time: as soon as possible.


  • Submit your application in English by August 5th 2018, at the latest;
  • Send us your CV and a letter of motivation, describing your interest and relevance to the position to;
  • Interviews will take place in September.
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