Country Coordinator and Environmental Affairs Manager

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24 Mar 2017

Country Coordinator and Environmental Affairs Manager

The European fur sector is in a flourishing development with increasing production and retail sales. Representing the full fur value chain from farm to fashion Fur Europe represents members in 26 of EUs Member States plus members from Norway, Bosnia, Iceland and Switzerland.

Our objective is to strengthen awareness and knowledge about the fur sector and provide information and facts to European stakeholders. Fur Europe works proactively to influence the agenda and to build up a strong network among key stakeholders both in EU Member States and in Brussels. Fur Europe’s values are openness, transparency and reliability.

Fur Europe has recently adopted a new sustainability vision that includes the implementation of a comprehensive environmental performance project. . In extension of this we are looking for a colleague with knowledge and interest in working in the field of environmental affairs.

Furthermore, our new colleague will assist our public affairs team and our national members with policy related issues, and we imagine a profile with strong political understanding and experience from working in a political environment. You will be part of a young and dynamic team that works in a focused and innovative manner.

The main areas of responsibility:

  • Provide assistance to a steering group working with environmental impact
  • Gather research done in the environmental field
  • Liaise with other sectors about environmental research
  • Providing daily support to national members and help them develop political strategies
  • Drafting of communications to members on political issues
  • Setting up meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Developing policy papers and positions on different topics
  • Attending relevant events or conferences and report to Fur Europe members

We are looking for:

  • University degree in e.g. environmental science
  • Languages: English. Skills in one or more Baltic languages will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individually
  • Goofd interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Life Cycle Assessments
  • Experience from a political party or organization is considered to be an asset
  • High motivation and strong interest for working with topics ranging from animal welfare to fashion, innovation and trade

Starting date is preferably 1st of April 2017. We offer a full time position under Belgian law.

Deadline for submission of applications: 24th of March 2017. The candidates will be contacted for an interview in the following week. Please submit applications to info@fureurope.eu clearly marked “Environment Affairs Manager” in the subject field. If you have any questions related to the position please call CEO Mette Lykke Nielsen, +32 (0) 471420201

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