By Heini Järvinen

Do you have the energy and ambition to join a small non-governmental organisation that is defending civil and human rights in the digital environment? European Digital Rights’ Brussels office is looking for a talented, dedicated Advocacy Manager who will be responsible for leading the organisation’s work on copyright and data protection issues.

Founded in June 2002, the Brussels office opened in 2009 and has expanded from one to five employees over the past three years. Some examples of regulations and developments that have the attention of European Digital Rights are copyright and data protection reforms, surveillance, filtering and blocking of internet content and net neutrality.

The Advocacy Manager will have to provide policy-makers with expert, timely and accurate input, provide EDRi’s members with information about the European Union’s relevant legislative processes, coordinate the organisation’s working groups, develop campaign messages and provide the public with information about the EU’s relevant legislative processes and EDRi’s activities.

Please note that this position is for an initial one-year period to be extended if funding permits.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A university degree in law, EU affairs/policy or a related field;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, and interest in, a wide range of copyright law, privacy law and data protection issues;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EU, its institutions and its role in human rights issues;
  • At least three years work experience;
  • Experience of creating networks of influence;
  • Understanding of issues related to the intersection of technology and human rights;
  • Exceptional communications and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Good IT skills, notably in using free and open software;
  • Strong multitasking abilities and ability to manage multiple deadlines;
  • Experience of working with and in small teams;
  • Experience of organising events and/or workshops;
  • Ability to work in English and French. Other European languages an advantage.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to michela.petruzzo(at) by 21 July 2014.