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Job openings at CEO

by metavision Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 01:59:56 PM EST

Reading old email I found that Corporate Europe Observatory has two job openings and I cannot find the announcement on their site, but you can check them out at http://www.corporateeurope.org/

CEO is a European-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.

They are a small and serious left organization and they also co-host the following:
http://www.eulobbytours.org/tour.html
http://www.gatswatch.org/
http://www.waterjustice.org/


>>>New position opening: Campaigner (global trade and climate change) with Corporate Europe Observatory.

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is looking for a campaigner to join our team from September 15th 2007 (or as soon as possible after that).

The main task will be to assist and help create synergies in CEO?s campaigning on:

  • the EU's neoliberal approach in international trade and investment negotiations, including the new 'Global Europe' strategy based on new bilateral and regional liberalisation talks;
  • climate change and biodiversity: challenging the flaws of EU?s current policies, such as the emphasis on boosting the use of unsustainable agrofuels.

In our campaigning on these issues we want to very strongly highlight key cross-cutting issues such as:
  • the privileged access and influence currently enjoyed by big business in EU decision-making.
  • the reality of corporate lobby groups blocking much-needed policy changes.
  • the contradictions between neoliberal globalisation policies and the imperative of achieving climate stability.

We expect you to bring:
  • two or more years of successful experience in (international) civil society campaigning;
  • a strong motivation to promote social and environmental justice;
  • ability to think analytically and plan strategically, in a results-oriented manner;
  • ability to work closely with others in a team, in an often high-pressured environment;
  • ability to manage own workload without close supervision;
  • excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • computer skills;
  • fluent English (other languages an asset);
  • substantial knowledge of climate change, global trade issues, and of the role of the European Union in both areas;
  • a strong affinity with CEO, as well as with the global justice movement and progressive citizens movements in general.

This is position of 35 hours per week, for a year period (to be prolonged pending fund-raising). You will work from the CEO office in Amsterdam, but also spend a lot of time in Brussels as well as regularly travel to relevant events in various countries. The position is open to applicants of any nationality, but candidates have to be eligible to get a work permit in the European Union. The net salary is  
between 1,250 and 1,500 euro per month (depending on experience).

Deadline for applications is Friday August 24th 2007. To receive an application form, please contact Olivier Hoedeman (please mention ?Campaigner - global trade and climate change):  
olivier@corporateeurope.org  

CEO is an Amsterdam and Brussels-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.
http://www.corporateeurope.org/
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<<<New position opening: Communications Officer with Corporate Europe Observatory.<p> Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is looking for a Communications Officer to join our team from September 15th 2007 (or as soon as possible after that).

The main responsibility of the Communications Officer will be to improve the flow, timing and quality of CEO publications (from major research-based reports to short essays and blog comments) as well as other CEO outreach (including media outreach), including the following tasks:

  • providing writing and editing support for the CEO team.
  • assisting with the planning of research and publications.
  • improving CEO's use of the web and other new media tools.
  • coordinating the production of press releases and public outreach materials.
  • pitching stories and opinion pieces to media.

We expect you to bring:
  • two or more years of successful experience in writing and editing (research-based) publications.
  • experience with writing press releases and other media outreach
  • excellent writing and editing skills (native English or comparable).
  • good presentation skills (layout/design skills are an asset).
  • strategic thinking and planning ability.
  • ability to work closely with others in a team, in an often high-pressured environment.
  • ability to manage own workload without close supervision.
  • excellent computer skills.
  • a strong affinity with CEO, as well as with the global justice movement and progressive citizens movements in general.

This is a position of 35 hours per week, for a one year period (to be prolonged pending fund-raising). You will work from the CEO office in Amsterdam. The position is open to applicants of any nationality, but candidates have to be eligible to get a work permit in the European Union. The net salary is between 1,400 and 1,650 euro per month (depending on experience).

If you are interested in applying, contact Olivier Hoedeman to receive the application form (please mention 'Communications Officer'):
olivier@corporateeurope.org  

Deadline for applications is Friday August 24th 2007.

CEO is an Amsterdam and Brussels-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.
http://www.corporateeurope.org/
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Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
Netherlands
tel: +31-20-612-7023
e-mail: ceo@corporateeurope.org

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Given my small needs, if I had experience and it were in Brussels, I would go for it just to learn and be involved, but I know it doesn´t pay the rent.

It would be nice if some lefty was looking because  left-activist jobs are worth more than money and very rare.

Does anyone know anyone?

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 03:09:20 PM EST
I'd love to do it, but I don't have any relevant experience.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 04:26:40 PM EST
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It looks like there might actually be a chance in hell that I could possibly, maybe, qualify for the editing/writing position without anyone laughing too loudly, but it wouldn't both pay the rent and pay back the student loans. Not to mention what would happen to my health insurance eligibility if I had to return to the States. <Sigh>
by lychee on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 08:27:29 PM EST
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Darn!  I wish I had seen it earlier, but you have until Friday...  It's the kind of second career I would love, but I don't qualify.

Maybe, by the time you got back there will be universal health?

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 08:17:47 AM EST
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Not in only one year. If we see anything that quickly it will be a requirement to have health insurance whether we can afford it or not, similar to laws regarding car insurance here (illegal to drive without it).
by lychee on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 03:00:33 PM EST
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