Advocacy Policy Officer

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03 Feb 2019

The secretariat of the European Flavour Industry Association (EFFA), based in Brussels, is looking for a junior ‘Advocacy Policy Officer’ to join its team.


  • Monitoring EU policy developments which are of importance for the European flavour industry, also in the context of the food and drink legislation.
  • Preparing draft position papers and developing lobbying strategies in close coordination with the EFFA team members.
  • Helping to prepare and developing positions at EU level and for bilateral meetings with the EU institutions (Commission, European Parliament, Council);
  • Coordination with the association’s ordinary company and National Associations members.
  • Helping to prepare and participating in industry committees, alliances, and working groups.
  • Working with other stakeholders at EU level on joint positions or projects;
  • Supporting the other EFFA senior team members in their work (Communications, Regulatory).

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree (legal, regulatory with background in food/drink) with relevant working experience;
  • First working experiences (including internships) in the context of EU institutions or public affairs (lobbying EU institutions and/or working experience in EU institutions);
  • Good understanding of the European flavour (and food and drink) sector and European policy developments in this area;
  • Excellent analytical skills and an ability to assimilate the various aspects of an issue rapidly;
  • Good verbal, written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent social and diplomatic skills.
  • An excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written), French, and German (any additional European language is an advantage);
  • An outgoing, dynamic personality, capable of working in a multi-cultural environment, but equally independent and well organised.

The position is laid out as an entry position. The advocacy officer will report directly to the Executive Director. The Policy Officer will also support and work in close coordination with the senior staff of the association. The position requires frequent traveling.

The position is available as of 1 April 2019, is based in Brussels, Belgium, and is a permanent position under Belgian law.

If you are interested, please send your CV, along with a motivation letter, to: EFFA Executive Director, Alexander Mohr, email: All applications must be in English (please note that other languages will not be considered). Deadline is 25 January 2019. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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