Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Until 31 December 2022
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to political participation and democratic governance around the world. DRI headquarters (HQ) is located in Berlin; DRI has country offices in Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, and Ukraine and works with local partners in a number of other countries. The working language is English.