Social Policy Advisor

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06 Feb 2020
Location: Brussels
Contract type: Maternity Cover
Location: Brussels
 
Contract type: Maternity Cover (6 months)
 
Please send your CV and motivation letter to jobs@amfori.org
 
Your role
You will be part of our multi-national Government Affairs team and report directly to the Policy and Government Affairs Manager. 
 
Challenges
  • Increase the engagement of members on social issues to ensure that amfori policy positions are representative of our members.
  • Coordinate with colleagues from within Public Affairs and other functions to ensure consistency of messaging / positions. 
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key external stakeholders and policymakers. 
  • Build a reputation for amfori as a centre of intelligence on social issues.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Monitor EU and Member State policy / regulatory initiatives pertaining to social issues (human and labour rights, supply chain due diligence, non-financial reporting) which might be of relevance to amfori’s members.
  • Develop amfori’s positions and draft articles, statements, speeches, e-content, etc. on social issues.
  • Build and maintain networks with stakeholders from government, international institutions, business associations and others to advance the position of amfori on social issues. 
  • Liaise with amfori’s EMEA network to ensure coordination of advocacy messaging and to seek regular exchange of info on latest developments. 
  • Coordinate the activities of the Sustainability Policy Project Group.
Experience
  • Degree in law, international relations or political sciences 
  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar position and proven track record of drafting positions papers, articles and speeches
  • Good understanding of EU institutions, their functioning and decision-making processes
  • Native English speaker or equivalent, with excellent communication and drafting skills, able to synthesize and translate complex issues topics into sound political messages
  • Other languages are an asset
  • Flexibility and ability to shift priorities to accommodate urgent deadlines
  • Team player with a strong work ethic, spirit of initiative and a can-do attitude
  • Excellent networking skills

This position is based in Brussels. This position is Maternity cover from mid-February to mid- September.

 

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