Job Call: LI Secretary General

With the announcement at the 70th-anniversary congress that LI Secretary General Emil Kirjas is not be seeking a renewal of his mandate, the Bureau has launched a call for a new Secretary General.

Liberal International (LI) is the worldwide association of liberal political parties, founded in 1947 and bringing together over 100 members and affiliates worldwide. LI supports those who strive for liberal democracy and human rights. Its Secretariat is responsible for maintaining the network of liberal parties, parliamentarians and policy makers as well as organising its international meetings and conferences.

Liberal International is seeking a Secretary General. The Secretary General is responsible for the development and implementation of political initiatives and campaigns of Liberal International, within the framework set by its Bureau and the Executive Committee. As head of office, she/he is in charge of the general management (financial, administrative and human resources) of LI’s headquarters and for the organisation of its Congresses and other meetings. As spokesperson of the organisation, the Secretary General represents LI in its relations with its member parties, international institutions and with the media. Based in London, UK, the position involves extensive international travel.

The successful candidate will be a supporter of liberal policies and principles as stated in the Liberal International basic documents (available on www.liberal­international.org). She/he will have a degree, probably in one of the humanities or social sciences; be fluent in English with a good command of French; be highly computer literate with ability to communicate online and over social media.

Experience in working in international politics, preferably with liberal political parties, in managing projects and in financial administration will be an advantage. Experience in organising publics events, especially at international level, will be of major importance. Knowledge of Spanish (official LI language next to English and French) and other languages is an advantage.

She/he will have excellent analytical skills and be politically aware with the ability to communicate across cultural divides and with the media. She/he will be proficient in writing policy papers and resolutions and she/he must be able to coordinate and motivate a small team.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by 20 August 2017 to the following address: Liberal International, 1Whitehall Place SW1A 2HD, Tel 020 78395905, email sg@liberal-international.org

Details are provided in the document “Vacancy for the post of Secretary General of Liberal International”. A job application form can be downloaded here. Liberal International is an equal opportunities employer.

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