Job opening: Programme Assistant

GeSI is searching for a a full-time Programme Assistant

Published on: Jun 30, 2021 | Written by: GeSI Secretariat

Programme Assistant

Based in Brussels, the GeSI Programme Assistant is a full-time permanent role responsible for supporting the GeSI Secretariat in managing administration, assisting with communication activities, financial reporting, and supporting stakeholder engagement. 

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining communication materials including: monthly newsletters, website, content and storytelling pieces, press releases, events calendar and social media 
  • Monitor media publications for member and industry news
  • Manage membership and activity programme enquiries
  • Oversee stakeholder database, distribution lists, and content management system (CMS)
  • Support event management and represent GeSI at industry events and conferences
  • Manage member and Board meetings logistics including scheduling, minute taking and follow-up
  • Maintain close communication and regular reporting with GeSI Board and Members
  • Assist in the management of operational expenses and monthly financial reporting
  • Support development of annual operational and activity budgets
  • Support office logistics, IT (hardware and software), communications and other tasks as necessary to ensure the GeSI office runs smoothly


  • Undergraduate degree in social sciences, political science or environmental sciences
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience (2 years with Master’s degree) at an international institution, NGO, or industry association with a global reach
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sustainability issues, climate change, Sustainable Development Goals, and ICT industry
  • A passion for the environment and/or technology
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English, high level of French proficiency required, Dutch is a plus  
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of software such as: Mailchimp, Wordpress, Microsoft 365
  • A team-oriented self-starter with excellent organisational skills, with ability to work independently and with a team, as well as take ownership of and manage a range of tasks and activities at the same time.

This is a permanent role with a degree of flexibility. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for the Secretariat and its Members.

Candidates must either be an EU-citizen or already be in possession of a work permit in Belgium. 

How to apply

Applications and a short cover letter should be addressed to Ms. Kaoru INOUE and sent to Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact applicants who are being actively considered for a position.

About GeSI

Since GeSI was formed in 2001, it has collaborated with members from global ICT companies to become the leading source of impartial information, resources and best practices for achieving integrated social and environmental sustainability through ICT.

From the beginning, GeSI has recognised the need to advance the role of sustainability across the ICT sector and into society, working together to create a bigger and better impact. As an industry responsible for billions of customers, GeSI has a duty and obligation to advance the needs of society and protect our planet. And by standing shoulder to shoulder it can mobilise stakeholders more effectively, accelerating their impact and driving sustainable change through digital solutions. 

GeSI is comprised of some of the leading global ICT and telecommunication companies as well as organisations, think tanks, NGOs and associations which focus on the contribution of digital technologies to sustainability. Learn more about GeSI by visiting our website at

GeSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by local, national, and international laws. 

Share on:

twitter linkedin
You may also be interested in...
View all