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Participation of People experiencing Poverty (PeP) support officer (h/f/x)
European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Brussels Temporary part time role Deadline le 24/06/2018
European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) is the largest European network of national, regional and local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs and grassroot groups as well as European Organisations, active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It was established in 1990.
Contexte et fonction

Participation of People experiencing Poverty (PeP) support officer (based in Brussels)
Temporary part time role, until late-November 2018

EAPN is looking to work with an experienced and enthusiastic individual with experience of working with people experiencing poverty in different countries and contexts, and of participatory methods of working. We have an opening for 5 months (early July until late-November) to provide support on the organization of the EAPN PeP meeting and the background work which needs to take place at the national level in advance. This role will be for 2.5 / 3 days a week, depending on start date, the candidate and available resources.

For details about our work with people experiencing poverty, see here

Main tasks and responsibilities

• Support the organization of the PeP meeting, working closely with the Director, the Participation and Membership Development Officer and other members of the EAPN team.
• Support the national level preparatory work for the PeP meeting.

Supporting to organization of the PeP meeting

• Working with the relevant national coordinators, finalise the programme and methodology of the PeP meeting.
• Work with the Communications Team to plan and implement a strong ‘visibility action' during the PeP meeting.
• Liaise with Destree, an external company organizing the logistics of the PeP meeting.
• Work with the rapporteur to organize teams of note takers for different sessions of the PeP meeting.

Supporting the national level preparatory work

• Act as a resource person for our national PeP coordinators, both proactively organizing work and responding to queries.
• Proactively support various sub-committees of national coordinators.
• Ensure that national coordinators have the clarity and the resources necessary to undertake meaningful preparatory work in advance of the PeP meeting.
• Write notes of various meetings and discussions, ensuring prompt follow up of decisions and action points.

Other (10%)

• Any other relevant tasks assigned by the Director.


• Knowledge of participatory methodologies and ways of working
• Knowledge of NGOs and NGO networks
• Knowledge of political issues surrounding poverty, inequality and social exclusion
• Knowledge of EU institutions and policies


• Knowledge of policy issues surrounding education and poverty (topic of 2018 PeP meeting)
• Knowledge of EU social policy



• Ability to work with participatory methodologies
• Ability to develop clear and well-structured agendas for meetings
• Ability to facilitate meetings and exchanges
• Ability to follow up on decisions
• Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team
• Ability to work in English and French / Dutch
• Excellent ability to communicate in writing and orally
• Good understanding of how networks work


• Ability to work in other EU languages



• At least 3 years' experience of working with NGOs
• Experience of using participatory methodologies
• Experience of working with people experiencing poverty in different European countries
• Experience of organizing events


• Experience of working in a European environment
• Experience of working within a small staff team
• Experience of working within a large network
Conditions et contrat
Temporary part time role, until late-November 2018
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