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Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Health and Chemicals

  • Health and Environment Alliance
Bruxelles, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: August 4, 2024
  • Health and Environment Alliance
Bruxelles, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: August 4, 2024

REPORTING TO:

  • Programme Lead, Health and Chemicals.


PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

The Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Health and Chemicals is responsible for engaging HEAL members as well as health professionals, medical associations, patients and disease groups and other health stakeholders to raise awareness on the health impacts of chemical pollution and on HEAL’s advocacy priorities. This involves building and maintaining a network of health stakeholders, organising internal and external capacity building activities (meetings, topical workshops and webinars, etc.), disseminating HEAL’s advocacy positions on chemical pollution with health actors and HEAL members, supporting the recruitment and onboarding of new members from the health sector, and strengthening the engagement of health actors on EU and national policy deliberations.

Pay scale: C

KEY DUTIES:

Engagement and membership development

  • Establish and maintain relationships with health professionals, medical associations, patients and disease groups, researchers, public health organisations, and other health stakeholders;

  • Develop and implement external and internal strategies to raise awareness about chemical pollution and its health impacts, and policy engagement opportunities for the health sector;

  • Assist members and partners from the health sector in developing positions and materials on chemical pollution and its health impacts;

  • Create and maintain a network of health actors who are informed and active on chemical pollution policy development and implementation, particularly at EU level and in target countries;

  • Recruit new HEAL members among identified health actors.


Communication and capacity building

  • Develop and implement communication strategies to raise awareness about chemical pollution and its health effects among health actors;

  • Organise and lead workshops, seminars, and conferences to educate stakeholders and existing HEAL members on chemical health risks, HEAL’s advocacy positions, EU and national policy opportunities and policy processes;

  • Provide expertise and training to health stakeholders and HEAL members on the health impacts of chemical pollutants and EU policy developments;

  • Develop educational materials, guidelines, and best practice documents to support stakeholders and members in their advocacy efforts;

  • Act as a help desk for health professionals and members seeking information and resources on chemical health risks.


Organisational development

  • Contribute to HEAL’s fundraising efforts and reporting obligations to funders;

  • Participate in HEAL Annual General Assembly and HEAL relevant internal working groups;

  • Help foster a continuous learning environment at HEAL;

  • Undertake any other relevant duties and projects delegated by the Programme Lead, Health and Chemicals in line with the responsibilities of the post.


PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Required skills, knowledge and experience

  • A postgraduate qualification or equivalent professional experience in public health, environmental science, toxicology, or a related field;

  • At least 5 years of experience in a health or environmental advocacy role, preferably within an NGO or public health organisation;

  • Proven expertise in chemical health risks and their impact on public health;

  • Strong understanding of EU policy-making processes and experience in engaging with EU institutions;

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders;

  • Experience in delivering online and face-to-face workshops and events;

  • Strong strategic thinking and planning capabilities;

  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail;

  • Commitment to HEAL’s values and mission.


Desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Expertise in the areas of toxicology, chemical policy, or public health;

  • Knowledge of additional European languages;

  • Experience in event planning and organisation;

  • Familiarity with digital communication tools and platforms for advocacy.


BENEFITS:

You’ll join a friendly and supportive team of passionate change leaders. We’re based in Brussels in a beautiful office at Mundo Madou, an ethical building located in the heart of the city.

It’s important to us that you feel valued and supported in your role, so here’s what we can offer you:

  • A full-time, permanent contract (part-time negotiable);

  • A gross salary of around 4,000 EUR per month;

  • Lunch vouchers and a transport allowance;

  • An end-of-year bonus (an extra monthly salary);

  • A DKV hospitalisation insurance policy;

  • A complementary pension scheme (HEAL contributes 4% of your monthly salary);

  • A net 154 EUR teleworking and internet allowance per month (our team works flexibly – from the office and from home);

  • Up to 5 additional days of leave each year.


You can count on us to help you learn and grow in the job so you can be successful. After completing a robust onboarding programme, you’ll have access to training and learning opportunities. You’ll be able to meet with and get to know lots of partner organisations and constituencies across the health and environment spectrum.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please complete the form below by Sunday 4 August 2024. You’ll need to upload the following files:

  • A cover letter that explains why you think you’d be a good fit for the role and for HEAL;

  • An up-to-date CV;

  • A copy of your academic qualifications mentioned in your CV.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete a test by the end of August. Interviews will be held at the beginning of September.

HEAL is an equal-opportunities and family-friendly employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, HEAL has a legal duty to protect any information collected from applicants. Information contained in applications may be privileged or confidential and is intended for the exclusive use of the recruitment process.
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