Policy and Advocacy Officer - Development Finance


Eurodad is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Officer to strengthen and further develop our cutting-edge thinking and network coordination around development finance.

Deadline: 15 November 2020, 23:59 CET

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will play a major role in Eurodad’s exciting work to make development finance policies contribute to sustainable development objectives. This means leading and contributing to Eurodad’s cutting-edge thinking on Development Finance, with a focus on development finance flows to the private sector in developing countries and the role of Development Finance Institutions.

The role involves research, monitoring and analysing policy developments, advocacy and network coordination. The Policy and Advocacy Officer will produce reports, briefings and
position papers in cooperation with our members and partners, advocacy work and develop and lead effective engagement in policy arenas to advocate for change.

The candidate will combine a strong vision of development finance policy with strong policy analysis skills allied to a good understanding of how CSO coalitions can create transformative change. They will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be self-motivated with the ability to plan and act on their own initiative. They will have experience of working with advocacy-focussed civil society groups or similar organisations with a development perspective. They will need to speak and write English to a very high standard.

  • Key contacts: Eurodad colleagues, Eurodad members and other civil society organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, academics and think tanks, officials in organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, the OECD and the United Nations.
  • Contract & location: Brussels-based, permanent contract. Gross annual salary range between €52k – 60.3k (incl. holiday pay, end of year bonus and vouchers), depending on skills and experience. Attractive benefits package including additional days leave, complementary Hospitalisation, Ambulatory and Dental insurance (DKV), meal, eco, gift and culture-vouchers, working from home allowance, travel insurance and contribution to a private pension plan.

Application Instructions

Apply to the Policy and Advocacy Officer vacancy via Formstack

Please carefully read the attached role profile and the detailed instructions below. We are a small organisation and have designed these instructions to reduce the administrative burden on our team so we can devote more time to our vital work. Therefore, we regret that we will ONLY accept applications that respect these instructions and will exclude applicants who submit general cover letters.
Use the form at the bottom of the page to upload your CV of 2 pages maximum along with a cover letter of 1 page maximum in English. This letter should be properly formatted, clearly and concisely written, set out why you match the job description, and where you saw the vacancy.
Fill in the required data in the form and upload your CV and cover letter in the designated fields. Make sure that the 2 files you are uploading have the following names: Surname_FirstName_CV and Surname_FirstName_CoverLetter; e.g. if Peter Bloggs applied for the job we would expect files with the following names: Bloggs_Peter_CV and Bloggs_Peter_CoverLetter
Eurodad will collect and store your resume and contact details. We process this data for recruitment purposes only. We are storing this data in our Applicant Tracking System, which stores data in the U.S and is fully compliant with EU data protection laws, and we will not share it with anyone else.We would like to keep this data until our open role is filled. We cannot estimate the exact time period, but we will consider this period as coming to an end when a candidate accepts our job offer for the position for which we are considering you. When that period is over, we will either delete your data or inform you that we will keep it in our database for future roles.
Here’s a link to our privacy policy. In this policy, you will find information about our compliance with GDPR (data protection law.) You can find how to send us a request to let you access your data that we have collected, request us to delete your data, correct any inaccuracies or restrict our processing of your data.You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle your data with Belgian Privacy Commission or you can contact Jeronimo Ruiz Victoria at [email protected] for more information or concerns.
You should receive a confirmation e-mail after successfully submitting an application. If you don’t receive this e-mail in the 12 hours after submitting your application please contact us at [email protected] so we can check if your application was successfully submitted.

Application deadline: Sunday 15 November at 23h59 CET.

Download the role profile here.

About Eurodad

The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) is a network of 49 civil society organisations (CSOs) in 20 European countries, advocating for democraticallycontrolled, gender-just and human rights-based financial and economic systems. With an excellent track-record in achieving change, Eurodad is a progressive and open-minded employer, mindful of the well-being of its employees.
For more information about Eurodad and our most recent work, visit our website: www.eurodad.org and subscribe to our Development Finance Watch newsletter for further information.