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ENAR is recruiting an Advocacy Officer to join its team in Brussels.

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR aisbl) is the only pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe. Our mission is to achieve full equality, solidarity and well-being for all in Europe. We want to allow all members of society, whatever their skin colour, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, to participate and be included in society. We specifically work to combat racism and discrimination based on colour, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, religion, culture, language or legal status. We envision a vibrant and inclusive society and economy that embrace equality and diversity and the benefits of a racism-free Europe. Our staff is based in our Secretariat in Brussels and our member organisations work in all EU countries.

ENAR’s Equal@work Platform

Everybody wants a decent, well-paid and quality job. If you’re Black, Roma, Muslim, or a migrant from a non-EU living country living in Europe, discrimination is a major obstacle when looking for a job and when being in a job.

This is why ENAR aisbl launched in 2009 the pioneering Equal@work Platform. It brings together businesses, social partners, NGO’s, public authorities and academics committed to diversity and inclusion (D&I), to find solutions so that ethnic and religious minorities can fully participate in the labour market. These actors share best practices, explore innovative dimensions and engage in a constructive dialogue and co-creation to increase the recruitment, retention and career progression of ethnic minorities and migrants and to develop creative and cutting-edge approaches to D&I making solid business sense.

ENAR aisbl is recruiting an Advocacy Officer (AO) to serve as a strategic policy expert and trainer in the field of anti-racism and non-discrimination and in particular on D&I at the workplace. The candidate will have experience of working with private and public employers, civil society on non-discrimination and inclusion policies, demonstrated advocacy and training experience and commitment to race equality. The AO reports to the Director. The position does not require line management duties beyond guiding interns, if applicable.

ENAR aisbl offers a 1-year full-time position based in Brussels. The gross salary is € 3,189.26 per month plus benefits.

Specific areas of work

  • Coordinates and develops ENAR’s E@W strategy (, its seminars, reports, publications and coordinating support to stakeholders, including private companies;
  • Prepares and facilitates ENAR’s E@W internal working group;
  • Coordinates the work of consultants hired to support specific trainings and research;
  • Monitors related policy developments at EU and national level and identifies issues of concern for the Equal@Work platform and its network;
  • Supports E@W platform members and liaises with relevant counterparts, when and where required;
  • Identifies and assesses new advocacy opportunities at EU or national level, in collaboration with colleagues and ENAR members;
  • Drafts preliminary policy positions, and advocacy supporting documents;
  • is involved in the preparation of content for conferences, publications and other ENAR initiatives;
  • Drafts and implements specific projects and takes part in grant applications and final reporting;
  • Supports the Director and works closely with colleagues working on advocacy, communication, research and networking to ensure consistency in overall strategies.

Candidate profile

  • A proven track record with experience or equivalent education;
  • Proven experience in working in close partnership with private and public employers;
  • Proven experience in diversity and inclusion, policy analysis and/or advocacy in related fields and at least 2 years work experience in working closely with racialised groups;
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills;
  • Outstanding negotiation, communication and presentation skills (ability to address a wide range of audiences);
  • Good project management skills;
  • Good training skills;
  • Knowledge of human rights, equality and non-discrimination and related issues;
  • Good understanding of the intersectionality framework;
  • Experience of working in a multicultural team;
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing), other languages valued;
  • Sound organisational skills, ability to prioritise work and to meet deadlines;
  • Good team player, sound judgment and maturity;
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required.

ENAR strives for an ethnic and gender balance in its staff and to ensure that opportunities offered are accessible to all regardless of gender, age, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation. ENAR encourages individuals or members of groups which are affected by racism and related discrimination to apply for this post.

Application requirements

A complete application contains:

1. An application form Part 1 and Part 2.

Please note that the home page (part 1) of this application form is not shared with the selection committee until the interview. Please make sure that your application (part 2) is anonymous.

2. The equal opportunities form. While this form is not mandatory, we strongly encourage applicants to fill in the form as part of our equal opportunities policy. Please do not put your name on this form.

CVs or any European application forms will not be accepted. You are required to use the ENAR application form. All information given in the application, including the Equal Opportunities monitoring form, will be treated in a confidential manner.

All applications should be submitted via e-mail to by 30 April 2021 (midnight Central European Time). Save each completed form separately. Only save part 1 with the name in the title.

Please put ‘Your full name+ AO position’ in the subject line of your email message. The recruitment process will include an interview and a written test. The selected candidate should preferably start before or on Monday, 3 May 2021 or at the latest on Monday, 17 May 2021.

Forms to apply can be found at:

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The Company

European Network Against Racism

Non for Profit (NGOs, Political Parties, etc.)


About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
2-5 Years

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