Policy Officer (maternity leave cover)

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03 May 2018

EFSI brings together national federations and associations as well as private companies that are involved in the development of Personal and Household Services (PHS) in Europe. PHS include a broad range of activities that contribute to well-being at home of families and individuals: child care, long term care for the elderly and for persons with disabilities, ironing, cooking, cleaning, gardening, remedial classes, small repair work, and home administrative tasks.

Through its members, EFSI is present in 22 EU Members States. As such, it promotes, defends, develops and creates opportunities for PHS providers and stakeholders while giving them voice on the EU scene. More information is available at: www.efsi-europe.eu.

What is the job offer?

To cover a maternity leave, the EFSI is looking for a highly motivated junior professional for a four to five months period from mid-June to November 2018. The Policy Manager/Officer will be responsible for monitoring European policies and programs, in view of promoting the development of the PHS sector. S/he will work under the guidance and supervision of the Presidency and the Board.

The main tasks are to:

  • monitor and analyse policy dossier and processes, in particular in the field of employment and social policies;
  • draft notes, position papers, articles and reports on the PHS sector;
  • organise, prepare and follow up internal and external meetings and events;
  • maintain good relations with representatives of the EU institutions, the federation’s members and other stakeholders;
  • support the collaboration and coordination with other European PHS stakeholders in the framework of an EU-funded project.

Who are we looking for?

For this challenging role we prefer a candidate who already has some experience in working with the European institutions and/or within a sectorial association, but we are also open for a young high potential.

Candidate Profile - Essential:

  • university degree in political sciences, international relations, European law or similar;
  • a minimum of one to two years of work experience;
  • very good understanding of functioning of the EU and its decision making process;
  • motivated, flexible and a quick learner, being able to work independently and efficiently;
  • high standard of both written and spoken English (office language);
  • strong analytical and drafting skills;
  • attentive to details and able to prioritize work;
  • good MS-office computer skills.

Candidate Profile - Desirable

  • working experience in an EU affairs environment and in a membership organisation;
  • knowledge of other EU languages in addition to English (particularly French);
  • interest and ideally a good understanding of social and employment policies;
  • willingness to travel is necessary (very rarely).

Terms and conditions

Full-time replacement contract with a monthly gross salary of € 2.500.

Located at Tours et Taxis (Avenue du Port 86 C, 1000 Brussels, Belgium)

Candidates need to have, at the time of application, the legal right to work in Belgium. We regret that we are not able to apply for work-permits on their behalf.

Application

Interested candidates should submit a full CV and a motivation letter. Applications should be sent per e-mail to aurelie.decker@efsi-europe.eu with “Policy Manager/Officer application” in the subject line.

Deadline for sending the application is the 1st of May 2018 (23h59 CET)

Due to large number of applications and our limited capacity, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please understand that we won’t be able to answer every applicant individually.

Interviews will take place at our offices on the 9th and 17th of May 2018.

 

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