Head of EU Policy Programme

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28 Sep 2018

Vacancy Announcement
Head of EU Policy Programme

The Heinrich Böll Foundation EU office is welcoming applications for the position of Head of EU Policy Programme as of January 2019.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. We are a green think tank, an international policy network active in ecology, democracy and human rights worldwide. Headquartered in Berlin we have more than 30 offices worldwide.    

Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. We are also committed to equal rights for minorities and to the societal and political participation of migrants. Finally, we promote nonviolence and proactive peace policies.


The Head of Programme will help design and implement the programme activities.

Specifically, he/she will:

  • conceptualise, coordinate, implement and evaluate the EU Policy Programme, in close cooperation with the Head of Office
  • draft concepts for and organise events, conferences, workshops and visitor programmes
  • assume principal responsibility for the programme’s website publications, including regular updates, preparation of reports, and other information
  • manage funds in close cooperation with the Financial Manager, including budget planning, expense monitoring, project evaluation and reporting to our funders
  • establish and maintain liaisons with the headquarter and relevant foreign offices of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, European institutions, international organisations and relevant civil society actors in close cooperation with the Head of Office
  • undertake literature review, policy research, and writing assignments


  • university degree in a field relevant for this programme
  • minimum 5 years of work experience
  • demonstrated knowledge of and working experience with European institutions
  • oral and written fluency in English, German and/or French language skills are an advantage
  • proven excellent research, writing and editing skills
  • strong organisational and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • experience in the management of publicly funded projects
  • ability to work independently, creatively and responsibly in an international team
  • gender awareness
  • a genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

The job location is Brussels, occasional international travel is required.

This is a full-time position (37 hours/week, core work hours 9am-5pm). Occasional off-time obligations may occur.

This is a fixed-term employment for two years, an extension is possible.


  1. Please send your CV and motivational letter by e-mail to info@eu.boell.org
  2. Deadline for applications: September 28th 2018.
  3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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