Vacancy: JEF Europe communication officer

JEF Europe – the Young European Federalists – is recruiting a communication officer for the European Secretariat of the organisation in Brussels. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For further questions, please contact 


Communication tasks:

  • Daily coordination of communication activities of JEF Europe (social media, campaigning, internal communication)
  • Preparation of content for and management of JEF Europe website 
  • Preparation of content for press releases and articles for political stands of JEF Europe
  • Preparation of newsletters 
  • Communication with national/local JEF sections all around Europe

Project management tasks:

  • Coordination of projects/campaigns with other staff members and Executive Board members of JEF Europe

Time investment: 

  • Working time of 38 hours per week. Work during weekends may occur with time off in lieu as compensation.
  • The position requires travels in Europe several times during the year.

Required profile


  • Minimum a bachelor degree or equivalent relevant professional experience
  • Fluent in English (excellence in writing and speaking in English) and a very good command of at least one other EU language
  • Previous working experience in a CSO on communication would be considered an asset  
  • Interest in developing skills, implementing communication strategy, engaging in political communication and working with a youth NGO

Professional and technical competencies:

  • Very good knowledge of social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Good knowledge of all Office Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.), collaborative work tools (Slack, Skype, G Suite, Trello, etc.) and newsletter tools (SendinBlue or Mailchimp).
  • Good knowledge of working with WordPress
  • Knowledge of working with publishing and photo editing software (Canva, Photoshop, InDesign) is considered an asset.

Personal attributes and values:

  • Very good organisational and time management skills
  • You are capable of taking initiative and finding solutions to challenges
  • You can work in a team as well as on your own and learn quickly
  • You feel comfortable in an international and multicultural environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Highly valued

  • Knowledge and understanding of JEF Europe’s vision, mission and projects 
  • Experience of volunteering or working in youth NGOs

What we offer

  • Fixed term contract of 10 months under Belgian law (additional private medical insurance) – possibility to prolong the contract
  • Approx. 1.600 € netto per month 
  • Monthly ticket for public transport in Brussels (part of salary) + travel reimbursements when travelling for JEF Europe

Application procedure: 

  • How to apply: Send your curriculum vitae, cover letter and an example of communication work to as soon as possible. Please use the subject line “Communication officer 2020-2”. Note that all applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium
  • Deadline for applications: On a rolling basis
  • Selection process: Successful candidates will be invited for an online interview on a rolling basis.
  • The selected candidate would start at the earliest convenient date possible.
  • For all questions, please contact us at