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Europe Policy & Advocacy Manager

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Access Now

Deadline: 04/08/2024

Location: Remote

Access Now seeks a Europe Policy & Advocacy Manager who will serve as the lead policy and advocacy officer for the organisation in Europe, advancing the organisational mission to defend and extend the digital rights of people and communities at risk.

The Europe Policy & Advocacy Manager anchors the strategic vision for Access Now’s work on the continent and, in doing so, guides efforts to follow and influence relevant policy developments, recognises campaign and strategic litigation opportunities, strengthens relationships across key networks, and advises on crafting appropriate communications.

The successful candidate will sit on the Senior Management Team of the global organisation, and be responsible for the implementation of Access Now’s Policy and Advocacy programmatic objectives in Europe. The Manager sits in the Policy and International Programs Team, within the Advocacy Arm of the organisation, and reports through the Director – Policy and International Programs.

Key responsibilities

As Europe Policy & Advocacy Manager, you will:

  • Design and lead the Europe advocacy strategy, including oversight over regional Advocacy Arm functions across communications and engagement, lobbying, campaigning, policy analysis, coalition building and legal interventions – leveraging functions and theories of change to achieve the greatest possible impact.
  • Develop and manage regional relationships with civil society organisations (in particular our membership and contributions to the EDRi network), coalitions, policymakers, investors and other relevant stakeholders as a member of Access Now’s senior leadership team in the region.
  • Lead timely and effective performance management processes, professional development, coaching to grow and retain talent within the team, working in close coordination with the Policy and International Programs Director – Partner closely with regional and global People/HR Team Members to address issues that may arise across performance and behaviour, talent management, culture, and compliance.
Skills, education, and mindset you will bring
  • 5+ years of relevant work and management experience, with increasing levels of responsibility. Preference for previous work in the areas of internet freedom, internet governance, human rights, digital policies, legal education or practice, political communication, internet engineering, and/or new technologies, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Solid understanding and interest in human rights, EU Policy, tech policy, campaigning, technology, and public organizing with a deeper knowledge in at least one of these areas.
  • Knowledge about the functioning of EU institutions and decision-making, and civil society networks working on related issues.

This is a full-time position, with preference for Belgium. The successful candidate must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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