Policy and Advocacy Officer EU

Who we are and what we do

HateAid gGmbH was founded in 2018. We are the first organization in Germany to offer protection from digital violence to those affected and at the same time to support effective sanctioning of the perpetrators. Moreover, we create social awareness of the destructive effects of digital hatred on our democracy. HateAid’s aim is to relieve the burden of the victims of attacks, enforce their rights, deter the perpetrators, and overall strengthen our democracy and society. Hatred on the internet is a new challenge for our society. People who experience digital violence are
often left alone – not only by bystanders and law enforcement, but also by lawmakers. For this reason, we consider it our responsibility to share our experience and advocate for their rights in order to create lasting improvement and thus defend freedom of speech on the internet for everybody.

Your tasks

  • Design and coordinate HateAid’s advocacy work on the reform of regulation of digital services and international law enforcement on the European Level (e.g. Digital Services Act).
  • Provide strategic guidance to HateAid’s advocacy work and support its implementation.
  • Monitor and influence developments at the EU Level through interaction with European Institutions and stakeholders in Brussels to advance HateAid’s advocacy positions.
  • Ensure that HateAid’s efforts are effective and in a timely manner in order to be heard and considered in the legislative process of the Digital Services Act.
  • Establish contacts within EU institutions and Civil Society Organisations in Brussels and build alliances.
  • Analyse and observe legislative procedures and identify opportunities.
  • Draft updates, briefing notes, policy positions and talking points on relevant developments.
  • Organise and support advocacy events.
  • Represent HateAid on events, panels, in interviews and in the public discussion.

Your profile

You have:

  • a Master’s Degree (or a combination of a Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant experience) in social sciences, such as political sciences, international relations, development studies, economics or law.
  • at least 3 years of working experience in advocacy with an NGO or comparable organisation in the EU.
  • connections in EU institutions in Brussels.
  • proven knowledge on EU decision-making processes.
  • the ability to produce advocacy materials and to develop mechanisms to share and manage advocacy information and knowledge.
  • strong oral and written English. Further language skills, especially French would be an asset. German skills are not necessary, but would be an asset.
  • strong coordination skills and the ability work remotely with high level of autonomy and selforganization within a small and horizontal team.
  • excellent research and writing skills.
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • the ability to take initiatives and responsibility for your own learning and work.
  • the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and strong ability to multi-task.
  • It would be an asset if you were willing to travel sometimes.

What we offer

  • You get the opportunity to shape the rights of internet users for the Digital Age in the EU.
  • Work autonomously and represent the Berlin-based NGO HateAid as Germany’s leading counselling centre for victims of digital violence in Brussels.
  • Being part of a highly motivated and ideal driven team.
  • Full time employment, starting on 1.4.2021, fixed-term contract until 31.12.2023.
  • Salary negotiable.

To submit your application, please follow this link. If you have any questions concerning the application process, don’t hesitate to contact us at jobs@hateaid.org.

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