EADI | Vacancy: Project and Communication Assistant (50%), submit by 23 April

EADI is currently seeking to fill the position of a project and communication assistant preferably from mid-May 2020. The successful candidate will join our small and dynamic office, where everyone plays an important role and has an impact. At the same time, the candidate will act as a team member of an international, interdisciplinary project team.

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Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the assistant will work for various projects, requiring a broad range of abilities and interest in learning and applying a diversity of tools. The successful candidate will be offered a contract part‐time basis (19,5 hours), with a salary of 19.500 Euro before taxes. The fixed term contract will be for a period of 24 months until 31.05.2022, subject to a probationary period of six months. The position is based in our office in Bonn. All genders are welcome.

Specific tasks:

  • Supporting the outreach and stakeholder engagement activities within a CLIENT II project on renewable energies in Ghana (www.enershelf.de) and for the association as such.
  • Knowledge dissemination (research communication, project websites, policy briefs, flyers, promotional material, video production, mailings)
  • Administration of expenses, project accounting, preparation of progress reports
  • Event organisation and facilitation
  • Conducting any other tasks broadly in line with the job profile

What do we expect? 

  • Knowledge of current thinking and practice in research communications and stakeholder engagement processes
  • Proven ability to translate complex analysis and ideas (also in technical contexts) into message-oriented, concise and accessible language and appropriate formats for communication to various audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills both in German and English
  •  Excellent organisational and coordination skills
  • Excellent computer skills, technical affinity
  • Strong networking skills
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • University Degree (MA, MSc) in geography, development studies, development communications, economics or related fields
  • Eligibility to work in the EU

In addition, we appreciate: 

  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with, or preferably ability to use a series of multi-media creative tools such from Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere); and implementing effective web content management using Content Management Systems such as Typo3, WordPress, and mailing list software such as Mailchimp.
  • Availability to travel in other countries

About EADI

EADI – the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes – is the leading professional association for development studies in Europe and forms a European-wide network of institutes, researchers, and students of various disciplines in the field of development studies. The association was founded in 1975 and is an independent and non-profit making international non-governmental organisation. Its Secretariat is based in Bonn, Germany.

Applicants are requested to send their full application including cover letter, CV (without photo), certificates and references (in ONE single pdf document) via e-mail, with ‘Application project assistant’ in the subject line, to itter@eadi.org. The cover letter should be addressed to Ms. Susanne von Itter, Executive Director. Closing date for applications is 23 April 2020 (midnight CET).

We thank all candidates for their interest, however we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

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More Information

Source: European Association of Development Institutes, 14.04.2020