NPLD Network Coordinator Vacancy European Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity wishes to appoint to the following post:

Network Coordinator
The post of Network Coordinator will be a full time post and will be located at the NPLD office in Brussels. The post will be for an initial period of 12 months.

Salary 30,000€ a year

The Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) is a European wide network working in the field of language policy & planning for Constitutional, Regional and Small-State Languages (CRSS) across Europe. NPLD includes Governments both national and regional, Universities and Associations as its members. NPLD’s main goal is to raise awareness at a European level on the vital importance of linguistic diversity. NPLD also aims to facilitate the exchange of best practices among governments, policy makers, practitioners, researchers and experts from all over Europe. Further information is available on the NPLD website

Tasks and responsibilities of this post will include:

  • Being an integral part of the central secretariat of NPLD and providing backup, advice and guidance for members of the network.

  • Organising the work of the NPLD network on a daily basis and prioritising the work that needs to be accomplished within given time frames.

  • Undertaking an active part in the joint planning and implementation of a long-term programme of work for the network, in conjunction with network members.

  • Promoting active collaboration and sharing of good practice between network members and strengthening the nature of the interaction between them.

  • Maintaining and developing effective administrative and financial system for the network, ensuring that they are implemented efficiently. Work closely with any external or internal auditors and consultants appointed by the network in finance and technology to ensure that effective administration and communication occurs within the network.

  • Arranging meetings of the network including the Steering Committee meetings and annual General Assembly meetings of the network, as well as any other meeting requested by the Chairs’ Committee. Maintain and ensure agreement for the official records of meetings of the network and keep accessible the archives of NPLD.

  • Ensuring that members NPLD have all the necessary information about network meetings and had received the proper papers within the agreed timetable. Arrange accommodation and travel when necessary.

  • Using a range of methods of communications media, including social media and NPLD’s website, to connect with network members and a wider audience in order to promote the work of the network and regional and minority languages. Assist with providing members with information about the political and financial developments on the European stage.

  • Communicating regularly with the Chair and the Chairs’ Committee and the Chief Executive to ensure that the work of the network proceeds in accordance with the work programme and timetable agreed.

  • Assisting the CEO and /or Policy Adviser with the practical logistics of arranging meetings and events with the European Parliament, EU Commission and with other relevant bodies.

  • Supporting the CEO and /or Policy Adviser with the practical aspects of coordinating NPLD’s relations with other organizations and networks that act to promote regional and minority languages on the European stage, and assist in the process of keeping the members of the NPLD informed of these developments.

  • Undertaking any other reasonable task requested by the employer.

Language requirements
Applicants for this post will be required to have a good command of English and either French or Spanish. Linguistic skills in one or more of Europe’s regional or minority languages would also be an advantage.

The final date for receiving applications is Wednesday, 29th July 2015.

Read more and apply here.

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