Assistant Secretary General & Policy Officer

Job Category

Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

29 May 2019

The work consists of:

  • Working independently to deliver the objectives and actively communicate and coordinate with the stakeholders within and outside the association (www.ergar.org);
  • Contributing to relevant internal and external working groups and develop related ERGaR positions and advocacy materials in collaboration with ERGaR members and other partners;
  • Contributing to advocacy activities towards policymakers on legislative and policy matters, notably to the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and Member States;
  • Working with the ERGaR membership and assist the Secretary General is the day-to-day management of the activities of the association;
  • Managing the association’s website and the related LinkedIn Group,
  • Preparing public presentation and be in a position to defend ERGaR’s positions, including with the media;
  • Providing input to general ERGaR documents and processes (e.g. memoranda to the President, reports to ERGaR Executive Board, articles in publications etc).
  • Contributing to the EU funded R&D projects on behalf of the association.

Qualities and experiences required for post:

  • Have a relevant academic degree;
  • Have work experience with EU/national natural gas and/or renewable energy and/or environmental policy, including analysis and formulation of policy;
  • Be capable of understanding and presenting, in written and oral form, key political, economic and legal dimensions of a topic;
  • Have good communications and networking skills, feel confident to take the floor at public events;
  • Be experienced in facilitating multi-stakeholder groups and integrating various point of views (e.g. different stakeholders, various economic actors along value chains);
  • Have a sound grasp of the operation of EU institutions and EU renewable energy law and a good understanding of key elements of EU renewable energy legislative processes;
  • Be able to speak and write English fluently, with fluency in other EU languages being considered an asset;
  • Be well organised and a team player, while able to work independently.

Please email your application in English to Attila Kovacs (Secretary General) at kovacs@ergar.org including a CV, a letter of motivation and your salary expectations.

Please clearly mark: “ASG and Policy Officer” in the subject of your application.

Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interviews will receive a reply.

Place: ERGaR office in Brussels
Deadline for Application: 24 May 2019
Interviews first round: June 2019
Proposed starting date: As soon as possible, not later than 01 October 2019

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