European Policy officer

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29 May 2019

European Policy officer
Cybersecurity and Digital single market

Eurosmart is offering an open-ended Belgium contract to support its Brussels’ office.

Introduction

Eurosmart, the Voice of the Digital Security Industry, is an international non-profit association located in Brussels, representing the Digital Security Industry for multisector applications. Founded in 1995, the association is committed to expanding the world’s Digital secure devices market, developing IT security standards and continuously improving the quality of security applications.

The Brussels Office coordinates the advocacy efforts of the association and its members towards the European Institutions. Eurosmart aims at both securing, promoting and defending the interests of the digital security industry by creating a friendly policy and regulatory environment in the context of the development of the Digital Single Market Strategy with a strong focus on cybersecurity, digital identity, and the digitalisation of the economy and society.

As a member of the Eurosmart’s Brussels team, you will be responsible for monitoring European digital policies and related topics (Cybersecurity, IoT, Digital Identity, smart borders, biometrics, data economy, connected cars etc.) and supporting the day-to-day activity of the association and its different working groups.

Duties and responsibilities among others:

  • Contribute to development and implementation of policy communication plans. (drafting of Press Release, Position papers, articles to promote Eurosmart member’s values).
  • Actively contribute to advocacy work of Eurosmart;
  • Participation and representation of Eurosmart in external meetings, conferences and seminars and drafting of reports and summaries;
  • Manage day-to-day policy monitoring and research;
  • Produce high-quality analysis and internal/external communication materials, on political, policy and standard issues related to digital security (regulation, certification, standardisation, market analysis);
  • Support and coordinate the work of relevant Working Groups of Eurosmart: briefings; general administrative support and event management;
  • Support in external and digital communication (website update and social networks management);

Skills/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in political science / law / economy with a decent grasp of EU politics and at least two years of relevant professional experience. Experience working in or with EU institutions would be an advantage. 
  • A proven relevant experience with advocacy campaigning and/or policy analysis, and demonstrable influencing skills and strong strategic and political understanding. 
  • Good research, analytical skills and ability to critically review and very strong written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative. Be positive and good team player, organised, and stress-resilient. You prioritise achieving outcomes over running activities.
  • Be able to quickly familiarise with technical IT new topic through self-led research.
  • Proficiency in English language; additional languages, such as French and/or German is an asset.

What do we offer

  • An open-ended Belgian contract with a salary package including additional benefits (meal vouchers, phone, 13th month, public transport, Eco cheques, target-based bonus)
  • Remuneration according to the experience level.
  • An exciting position in an office, right near the European Parliament, housing like-minded EU Affairs professionals.

Application

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages outlining your motivation for the position and when you would be able to start;
  • A writing sample (up to two pages), preferably on a topic linked to the European Digital Single Market or on a topic you used to tackle;
  • The deadline for application is Sunday 2nd June, 2019

(Skype) Interviews will be organised later in May. Due to the volume of application, we regret that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates.

Documents should be sent to
Mr. Pierre-Jean Verrando, Director of Operations at
pierrejean.verrando@eurosmart.com quoting "Eurosmart - position “EU Public Affairs” in the subject line.

 

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