Based: Brussels, London or Berlin (remote working also possible)
Contract: Full-time, fixed term (2 years)
Closing date for applications: 22 August 2022
Start date: 1 October 2022
Salary range: EUR 42,000-52,000 depending on experience
Legal and sustainable seafood is vital not only for the future of our ocean and the climate, but also for global food and economic security. The European Union is the biggest market for seafood products in the world, importing over 60% of the fish products it consumes. European fishing vessels fish at home and globally, and the continent is home to an enormous variety of marine ecosystems. This gives the EU an unrivalled ability and responsibility to be a global leader in sustainable seafood.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has a severe impact on marine environments, livelihoods, food security and coastal communities. The EU has stated it has a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to IUU fishing, but much remains to be done to put this ambition into practice and ensure the EU is a credible and effective global leader in the fight against IUU fishing.
The EU IUU Fishing Coalition and EU Fisheries Control Coalition (hereafter “the Coalitions”) are looking for an experienced Communications Coordinator to lead communications activities supporting the Coalitions’ work on IUU fishing issues:
The Coalitions’ communications objectives are to strengthen and promote EU leadership in tackling IUU fishing, and to improve transparency and fisheries governance both within the EU and globally. To do this, they need to secure wider understanding and support for these objectives, both within and beyond fora actively engaged on fisheries issues.
The Communications Coordinator will work with the policy and communications officers of the Coalitions to prepare joint messages and engaging communications products.
Building on past campaigns and communication strategies, the Communications Coordinator will develop new and exciting communications strategies tailored to the two Coalitions’ goals in order to support the cohesive execution of project objectives. The coordinator will lead on EU-focused communications activities primarily targeting key stakeholders including the European Commission, European Parliament and other EU institutions, as relevant.
They will also support communications within EU Member States and engage with coalitions working on similar issues outside the EU. This will involve working with individual Coalition organisations’ local officers and/or other NGO coalitions, as appropriate.
The Communications Coordinator interacts with the EU- and industry-specific media as well as key national publications where needed. For targeting national media, the post holder will collaborate with the communications leads and local officers from the Coalition organisations for them to disseminate messages as determined most appropriate by each office.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please include the subject line “Application_Communications Coordinator_(YOUR FULL NAME)” in your email.
Candidates must have the legal right to work in the EU and/or the UK.
EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.