Campaign Strategist & Public Outreach Coordinator

Clean Clothes Campaign

Details:

  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Contract Type: 32 hrs/wk
  • Closing Date: 08/01/2017

The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment industry. In the twenty five years of our existence an effective global network of some 200 trade unions and NGO's has been created. For more information: www.cleanclothes.org.

Job description
We are looking for a creative, passionate professional to bring CCC's public outreach to the next level. If you are an instigator and motivator with the ability to work on both strategic and hands-on level we would like to hear from you.

The CCC network strategy for the coming years has a thematic focus on Employment Relationships, Wages and Worker Safety and Health and works to increase Freedom of Association and pushes for Enforceable Brand Agreements. Together with the network and the three colleagues in the Public Outreach team (PO) at the office you will work on designing, developing and supporting campaigns in these areas, targetting brands, governments and international institutions. This can involve mobilizing a world-wide general public to put pressure on out targets as well as working with strategic partners and allies able to influence the decionmakers in question. The position involves traveling several times per year and flexibility in working hours.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • you develop and implement strategies for public outreach, campaigns and mobilisation;
  • you develop innovative, results-oriented and cost effective actions and activities to improve the teams' public outreach programme and effectiveness;
  • with others, you take care of world-wide public outreach and public mobilisation, using effective web based, print based, multimedia and other public campaigning tools;
  • you write and edit materials for public and internal use, including press statements, social media, online articles and reports;
  • you help develop the capacity of the CCC global network and regional coalitions to undertake effective public outreach work;
  • you ensure public outreach expertise is shared through the network, for instance by organising trainings and disseminating good practices in public outreach;
  • you take part in staff meetings, planning activities and general organisational related responsibilities, among which are fund-raising and reporting to donors

We ask:

  • at least five years experience in developing and executing the public outreach side of campaigns
  • proven ability to independently develop and implement campaign strategies
  • experience in working within a social, environmental or labour global network
  • experience with one or more of the work areas mentioned above is an advantage
  • excellent communication and networking skills, including intercultural awareness
  • ability to transform complex matters into clear messages and demands
  • native or near-native speaker level English skills both in speaking and writing
  • ability to keep your focus in a dynamic environment
  • willingness and ability to be flexible given work across time zones and to undertake overseas travel
  • have a valid work and residence permit for the Netherlands/EU

We offer:

  • a dynamic job in a non-hierarchical organisation in which all staff earn the same salary, within an inspiring international network
  • For 2016 the salary level is set at 3375 Euros gross per month for 36 hours (full time) plus 8% holiday pay. For this position this means 3,000 Euros gross per month for 32 hours. Every year salaries are adjusted for inflation.
  • a fully paid pension plan, 36 Euros net telephone allowance, general net allowance 1% of gross pay, contribution towards trade union membership, reimbursement of travel costs (up to a certain amount) and individual training budget.
  • 5 – 6 weeks holidays

For more information you can contact Mirjam van Heugten at [email protected] Please send your application to [email protected] before midnight on the 8th January 2017. First round of interviews will be conducted in the week of 16th January.