Programming Officer

YPFP Brussels is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic volunteer to assist the Programming Director in the planning, administration and running of YPFP Brussels events. This versatile role will assist all members of the team in the organisation of events, both organizing and executing. The goal being to build up the programming skills of the incumbent, so that they can quickly organise their own events as well.

This is a great opportunity to hone networking and event planning skills, as well as to participate first hand in the organization of career training events. Diplomatic tact, team spirit, as well as the ability to communicate in front of audiences is essential for success in this role. Furthermore the position also necessitates dedication, responsiveness, and a can do attitude.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director of Programming, including in the planning and management of all programs;

  • Suggest and develop ideas for foreign policy events;

  • Manage all aspects of event management, including invitation of speakers, procuring venues and calendar coordination;

  • Moderate and host events, with opportunities to develop public speaking skills;

  • Assist on an ad hoc basis in the organization and execution of YPFP’s events, helping organize events and liaising with other programming team members;

  • Act as a representative of YPFP and build new relationships with partners;

  • Coordinate with the Membership, Communications and SecDef team when necessary;

  • Provide support to all Programming events, such as helping with RSVPs and instituting a waiting list as necessary.


Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated, well organized and able to work efficiently and autonomously as part of a small team;

  • Required to attend quarterly All Staff evening meetings;

  • Required to attend monthly programming staff evening meetings;

  • Required to attend most Programming events;

  • Required to commit up to 10 hours per week;

  • Required to respond to emails daily;

  • Previous experience in events management will be an asset;

  • Lives in Brussels, Belgium;

  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.


Contact details

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and CV to Anthony Spota at anthony.spota@ypfp.org by 17 May 2015.

Please note that only candidates chosen for further interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will begin the role in late May.