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  • 3rd February 2015 - 16:07 GMT

The EMI is looking for its next Secretary General

The European Movement International is looking for its next Secretary General to lead our Secretariat, based in Brussels, and represent our organisation.

Applications are expected by February 22, 2015 and the candidate is expected to start working on July 1, 2015.

Please note: This post has now been filled. See our Press release.


The Organisation

Established in 1948, the European Movement is the oldest and largest pan- and pro-European civil society network, gathering a total of 76 Members (national councils and international associations), working in 47 European states. It seeks to encourage and facilitate the active participation of citizens and civil society organisations in the development of a united Europe.

The Secretary General Position

The role of the Secretary General is to advocate for, and communicate the interests of the European Movement at the European level to key stakeholders including policy-makers, civil society organisations and the media.

The Secretary General is in charge of the daily management of the association. The Secretary General reports to the Federal Assembly and the Board, which gives the guidelines on all activities of the EMI.

The Successful Candidate

The EMI is seeking a hands-on Secretary General with a proven track record in EU Public Affairs and networking.

The successful candidate will be a strategic leader able to help shape and embrace the vision of a united Europe and an excellent people manager who can motivate and harness the full potential of the multi-national staff in the secretariat.  He/she will be a strong negotiator and communicator able to handle internal and external situations with various stakeholders, and speak in public.

The successful candidate will be fluent in English and hold a high-level of competence in French; knowledge of other languages will be considered a plus.

What we offer

  • A full-time, 3-year contract, renewable;
  • Salary according to experience and qualifications;
  • A pleasant professional environment; an exciting job that includes plenty of opportunities to travel and meet with high-level decision makers and other civil society actors; the chance to join the ranks of those who contribute to the project of a united Europe.

The Application Process

Applications of those interested in taking-up this challenge shall include a CV and a motivation letter (max. 2 pages), and be sent to no later than February 22, 2015.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place at the end of February/beginning of March.

The retained candidate will be recommended by the EMI Board to the EMI Federal Assembly for appointment. If successful, the selected candidate is expected to start working on July 1st, 2015 at the latest. The process will be open to all qualified candidates; the EMI is an equal opportunity employer.

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