1 juni 2023
Anywhere, Nederland
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week
24-32 uur


The Friends of the Earth International secretariat is looking for a:
Communications Officer
0.8 fte — 30 hours — 4 days a week — temporary position 3 months


Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) is the world’s largest grassroots environmental
federation with 73 autonomous member groups around the world. FoEI aims to ensure that the struggles and experiences of local communities – especially those most affected by unsustainable development – are brought to bear on policies and practises at national and international levels. We focus on four programme areas: climate justice and energy, forests and biodiversity, food sovereignty, and economic justice, as well as working on gender justice and internationalist solidarity. Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature.

FoEI’s decentralised and democratic structure allows all member groups to participate in decision-making. We are governed by our member groups, which are organised in regional structures and come together every two years to vote on issues facing the federation. Between meetings governance is provided by an elected Executive Committee made up of representatives from our groups. An International Secretariat, which coordinates work for the federation, is based in Amsterdam.


About the communications team
FoEI’s communications team is a decentralised and multicultural team currently composed of one coordinator based in Paris, two officers based in Amsterdam and London, a digital officer based in Copenhagen and a Real World Radio coordinator based in Montevideo. The communications team is part of FoEI’s international secretariat, based in Amsterdam and composed of around 20 people. Day to day work is in English, with Spanish and French being the two other languages of the

We are looking for a Communications Officer with experience working on programmatic issues in an intercultural environment. As such and as a member of a small team, the Communications Officer will be expected to help out with multiple comms needs including project management and campaign-specific comms strategies.


Job responsibilities:
• Project manage comms products from inception to implementation with member groups, international program coordinators and other structures.
• Coordinate translation of all comms materials into three languages - FoEI communicates in English, Spanish and French.
• Create, write, proofread, and edit communications products (blog posts, news stories, op eds/opinion pieces, case studies, social media posts) on two programmes of the federation: Economic Justice and Resisting Neoliberalism, and Forests & Biodiversity;
• Create social media distribution plans, design, write and execute these plans for all content including FoEI, Real World Radio and member group content.
• Communicate comms work with the federation largely using email.• Identify and implement distribution strategies (including social media and op-ed distribution) for
these products;
• Working closely with the communications and Real World Radio coordinator to prioritise comms work and demands.


• At least three years experience in a similar position;
• Excellent written English and proofreading and editing skills;
• Ability to work in collaborative decision-making processes in a global, decentralised
• Ability to travel and to handle different tasks with a result-oriented mindset, managing plans and deadlines;
• Ability to use content management systems (FoEI uses WordPress) to post content;
• Knowledge of and experience using social media, in particular Twitter and Facebook, for media work and advocacy;
• Affinity with Friends of the Earth International’s vision and mission;
• Expertise in a related field, such as press work, graphic design, publications management;
• Fluency in any other language of the federation (English, Spanish or French) would be highly beneficial.


What FoEI offers:
We offer an opportunity to contribute to a better world and work for an inspiring international and culturally diverse network in an office with a small friendly team at a great location in Amsterdam, or remotely in a country where we have a member group.
Salary and benefits packages vary by location.

When based in The Netherlands, an indication of full-time salary lies between € 3,840 and € 4,186 gross monthly depending on experience and qualifications. Participation in collective pension arrangement is compulsory. Candidate must be in the possession of a working permit for the EU.

When not based in The Netherlands, the salary level is aligned with the compensation scale and policies of the host FoE group in which the position will be based, adjusted for percentage of time worked. One must be eligible to work in proposed country of choice.

Contract duration: 3 months

Please send your letter and CV by 14 June 2023 to Caroline Prak
E-mail: with “Communications officer” in the subject field.
We hope to hold interviews from 19-21 June 2023.

Friends of the Earth International is an equal opportunities employer and committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environmental justice movement, and particularly in senior positions, including: women; people of any ethnic, social and religious background; people living with disability; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Please note that, in compliance with GDPR, we will keep your application in our protected files for a maximum of four weeks after the successful closure of this vacancy.

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