CAREER OPPORTUNITY

11.09.2019

EBU is looking for a new Executive Director!

The European Blind Union (EBU) is a non-governmental, non-profit making European organisation founded in 1984. It is one of the six regional bodies of the World Blind Union. It protects and promotes the rights of blind and partially sighted people in Europe. It currently operates within a network of national organisations of the visually impaired in 41 European countries - www.euroblind.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11 November 2019

ANTICIPATED START DATE: 03 February 2020

JOB TITLE: Executive Director

JOB SECTOR: Civil society

TERM: Permanent

LOCATION: Paris, France; frequent travelling to Brussels, Belgium; other arrangements like home-based work are open for discussion.

MOBILITY: Involves frequent travelling, mainly in Europe.

REPORTING: The Executive Director reports directly to the EBU President and the EBU Secretary General.

SALARY: €55000 yearly gross (including 13th month), + lunch vouchers and complementary health insurance.

CONTEXT: The European Blind Union. EBU is looking for a collaborator with confirmed skills to replace the outgoing Executive Director who goes on retirement after over 25 years of dedicated work to protect and promote the rights of over 30 million blind and partially sighted people who live in Europe.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: see job description.

PROFILE AND SKILLS

  • Post-secondary education in organisation management or in  a related field
  • Experience in the areas of disability, human rights and advocacy
  • European experience a strong asset
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • Good command of French is definitely an asset
  • Other languages appreciated
  • Advanced skills in research, information collection and written/oral presentation.
  • Excellent command of ICTS and the social media
  • Excellent knowledge of the EU institutions and of the European decision-making processes
  • At least 5 years paid experience
  • Open minded and pro-active

Willing to join our organization and help change the lives of millions of blind and partially sighted persons? Send your CV (Europass appreciated) and cover letter in English and French to ebusecretariat@euroblind.org by 11 November 2019. Applications by persons with disabilities are welcome.

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