HR Officer, Strategic Communications

European Climate Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th November, 2020

Job Description

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 280 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

As towns, cities and countries around the world declare climate emergencies, seas rise, forests burn, glaciers melt, increasing numbers of people take to the streets demanding urgent action and our societies begin to wake up to what the science has been saying for many years, there has never been a more important time to be working on climate change.


About the role

As Human Resources Officer, you will be part of ECF’s Strategic Communications team, which is the communications unit of the foundation. Its role is to act as a centre of expertise for communication on climate change and to play an active role in helping create more political, media and public endorsement for action at an international, national and sectoral level.

The Strategic Communications team is expanding rapidly and will continue to do so over the coming months. The successful candidate will be part of the Operations team and will help ensure the implementation of the HR function within the organisation. The role will interface with colleagues across the Strategic Communications team internationally and collaborate closely with the central HR team of the ECF, as well as with service providers and external stakeholders.

The candidate will report to the HR Manager, Strategic Communications.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will support the HR Manager with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Coordinating recruitment processes: vacancy postings, screening CVs, scheduling interviews with candidates, participating in the selection process, running metrics etc.
  • Creating targeted campaigns on social media platforms to attract a wide range of candidates
  • Organising onboarding plans and inductions or trainings as relevant
  • Handling HR administration: regular monitoring and updating of the HR database with starters and leavers, contract renewals, probation periods and any other changes
  • Developing and updating HR policies, processes and documents
  • Collecting, monitoring and analysing HR relevant data
  • Performing other ad-hoc duties as required.


Experience and competencies

A genuine interest in the mission and values of the organisation

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a generalist HR role irrespective of sector or topic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; knowledge of any additional languages is an asset
  • Experience of working in an international context and comfortable with multicultural settings
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 and tech affinity, experience working with Mac Operating Systems and other tools such as Slack, Trello, Asana, Google Drive and video conferencing tools desirable
  • Knowledge and familiarity with an HR software system, whether in-house or an external software provider desirable
  • Knowledge of social media platforms e.g. LinkedIn
  • Sound judgement, able to handle confidential information with discretion and tact
  • Good attention to detail
  • Results-oriented with problem-solving capabilities
  • Team player with a flexible and friendly attitude
  • Able to use time effectively and efficiently; prioritisation of important tasks whilst ensuring day-to-day delivery of HR activities


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