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Communications Associate

  • Search for Common Ground
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: April 14, 2024
  • Search for Common Ground
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: April 14, 2024

Search for Common Ground is an international peacebuilding NGO with activities in 30 conflict-affected countries across the globe and headquarters in Belgium and the USA. We are dedicated to transforming violent conflict into peace and stability, enabling communities to thrive.

We are looking for a motivated and proactive new colleague to join our Brussels-based team. In coordination with the Manager Press and Communications and other team members of the Communications Department, this position is responsible for conceptualizing, writing, editing, and publishing appropriate and engaging content that sustains readers’ curiosity, creates a buzz around Search for Common Ground, and caters to a variety of audiences.


The Global Communications Team raises awareness, increasing the visibility of peacebuilding and positions Search for Common Ground as a leading partner in transforming violent conflict. Collaboration between global and country teams is essential for achieving Search for Common Ground's goal of amplifying influence by 2028. Key responsibilities of the communication team include managing external messaging and activities to advance Search for Common Ground's mission, maintaining accurate public information, overseeing media engagement and crisis response, and maximizing awareness through earned media opportunities.


  • Support the development of a content strategy aligned with the overall communications strategy;

  • Implement testing across all external communications channels and facilitate a process of continuous improvement based on insights gained from testing;

  • Assist in the planning and execution of campaigns, including content creation, dissemination, and monitoring;

  • Execute Search for Common Ground’s email strategy in Europe to keep supporters informed, including drafting content;

  • Create social media assets to highlight events and reports, such as quote cards, factoids, infographics, and video slideshows;

  • Provide support to the Communications team in various general tasks, including writing, translating texts, proofreading, and handling administrative functions related to communications activities.


  • Engages and communicates effectively across functions and across teams;

  • Participates in external meetings;

  • Builds relationships and engages effectively with collaborators;

  • Uses resiliency and exhibits flexibility and adaptability to changing tasks and team priorities;

  • With oversight by the supervisor, writes technical sections for team documents, briefing materials, and presentations;

  • Works across functions from a multicultural perspective that reflects consideration of other cultures, other viewpoints, and other ways of doing things;

  • Sensitively recognizes ethical situations;

  • Focuses on the key objectives of a task or project;

  • Creates accurate, organized, and timely work;

  • Is resourceful with time management and technology to prioritize tasks with limited supervision;

  • Remain alert and responsive to any safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills that will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy.


  • Bachelor's degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, or any related field;

  • Proven experience in content creation, social media management, and communication strategy development;

  • Strong analytical skills to transform data into compelling narratives;

  • Proficiency in graphic design tools and video editing software;

  • Outstanding written and spoken English and French;

  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and external partners.


Usual office environment in Brussels. Search for Common Ground Belgium currently has a policy requiring at least 2 days per week of presence in the office.


The salary range for this position would be between 3.205 - 3.700 EUR gross per month, based on relevant experience, with standard benefits: 22 days of annual leave, end-of-year office closure, double vacation pay, meal vouchers (Eur 7,- per worked day), life insurance, hospitalization, dental and ambulatory health insurances, disability insurance, contribution to mobile phone use, transport allocation, home office allowance and a contribution to a private pension fund.


As soon as possible.


The deadline for applications is 14 April 2024. Submit your CV and motivation letter through our Application System Lever.

Please note that we are unfortunately only able to consider applicants who hold the right to live and work in Belgium. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.
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