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Outreach Officer (m/f/d)

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Form of Employment: Full-time

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Duration: Until 31 December 2022

Location: Berlin

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is implementing a multi-year re:constitution programme aimed at facilitating a fact-based debate on the rule of law in Europe. To help drive and scale the external impact of this and other Europe-focused work, DRI is now recruiting a full-time Outreach Officer for its headquarters in Berlin.

Under the supervision of the Europe Manager, and in close collaboration with the relevant team/s and the Director of Programmes, the officer will contribute to tracking institutional developments, designing effective influencing strategies and building and servicing stakeholder partnerships and networks.

Your Tasks

  • Monitor developments among relevant international institutions and actors, and within EU member states, identifying opportunities to advance DRI’s strategic goals
  • Design and implement effective outreach and influencing strategies and campaigns to advocate for strengthening of democracy and rule of law
  • Co-develop and service relationships with various external stakeholders, including NGOs, regional networks, media associations and policy makers
  • Represent DRI at meetings and conferences on relevant policy topics as required
  • Conceptualise and prepare catered advocacy materials for a range of audiences
  • Ensure ongoing updates and close coordination with the rest of the Europe team; Contribute to developing strategies and programmes, and participate in the relevant internal DRI-wide processes
  • Contribute to internal monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), and effective internal knowledge management for the programme
  • Any other duties as required.

Your Skills and Experience

 Required:

  • University degree in journalism, communications, law, international relations, political science, other social sciences, or a related field
  • At least 3 years‘ work experience in strategic communications, advocacy, campaigning or journalism
  • Detailed knowledge of key European bodies and institutions
  • Strong organisational abilities and attention to detail
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team in a multi-cultural context
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Preferred:

  • Previous media work and/or detailed knowledge of the European media scene
  • Existing networks among European institutions and policymakers
  • Prior resource mobilisation/ fundraising experience
  • Good knowledge of rule of law issues in the EU, and current efforts to prevent rule of law erosion.
  • Some knowledge of digital democracy issues (online election manipulation, spread of mis/disinformation, media literacy, digital policy)
  • Knowledge of other EU languages.

Form of Employment: Full-time

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Duration: Until 31 December 2022

Location: Berlin

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    August 3, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

What we Offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket to be applied towards health and wellness activities of your choosing, travel health insurance, vocational training for every employee, and the opportunity to work in a diverse team in the heart of Berlin, where everybody is on first name terms with each other.

What we Offer

DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, 30 days of annual leave, a contribution to public transport (company ticket with BVG), a health ticket to be applied…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Berlin, Germany
Associated Location
Elbestraße 28-29, 12045 Berlin, Germany

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 3 August. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestr. 28 / 29

12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy .

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 3 August…

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