Security and Defence Programming Officer

The successful candidate for the Security and Defence Programming Officer role will assist the Director and Deputy Director in planning, administering and running all of YPFP's events related to security and defence issues. He or she will also be involved in pitching new event proposals, developing grant proposals and assisting in wider YPFP programming activities if needed.

They will be willing and able to give up to 10 hours a week to contribute to the team, will help with the smooth functioning of debates and must feel comfortable acting as a representative of YPFP to external offices and maintaining current relationships with partners. This is great opportunity to work in close partnership with some of our key external partners. A strong interest in security and defence policy issues and previous experience in events management will be an asset. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning and management of debates

  • Assist the Director and Deputy Director of Security and Defence programming in grant reporting

  • Suggest ideas for programs, events and speakers

  • Maintain relationships with outside partners and organizations

  • Initiate and develop relationships with new potential partners

  • Approach speakers and construct debate panels

  • Procure venues

  • Assist in the making of event-related communications material

  • Assist in preparation of event invitation drafts and confirmation emails

  • Assist with event and other programming logistics as needed

  • Opportunities to moderate event panels

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Required to commit for six months or more

  • Required to attend quarterly All Staff meetings

  • Required to attend monthly programming staff meetings

  • Required to attend Programming events when needed

  • Time commitment of up to 10 hours per week expected   

  • Required to responds to e-mails daily [as soon as possible]

  • Lives in Brussels, Belgium


Contact Details

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and CV to Håvard Sandvik at havard.sandvik@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.