Trade & Economic Affairs Officer

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03 Jul 2019

   Vacancy: trade & economic affairs officer

Full-time open-ended contract


Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre (European Association of Sugar Manufacturers)

Brussels – Belgium

CEFS stands for le Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre, or in English: the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers. CEFS is an international non-profit organisation and a recognised interlocutor for the EU Institutions since 1953, sharing knowledge and technical expertise on sugar. CEFS’ membership is composed of sugar-producing companies in the EU and Switzerland.

CEFS is recruiting a Trade & Economic Affairs Officer for a full-time position in its Competitiveness/Sustainability Department.


  • Monitoring the regulatory evolutions on the EU trade policy (e.g., free-trade agreements, domestic policies of sugar producing countries, WTO-related matters…)
  • Preparing for next CAP post-2020
  • Digesting and reporting pertinent information to CEFS’ members
  • Coordinating internal work within CEFS working groups related to trade and sugar market (such as meeting preparation and follow up, consultations…)
  • Drafting positions on EU trade policy and market management and informative studies on trade and agricultural policy
  • Liaising with other stakeholder organisations
  • Preparing and handling CEFS’ interaction with EU institutions

Education, qualifications and personal skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree in economics, law, political science or related subject
  • Preferably some experience working within EU institutions or in a trade association or consultancy
  • Excellent oral and written English skills. Fluence in other European languages would be an asset
  • Ability to simultaneously deal with diverse topics
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Rigorous, self-motivated team player with ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-national environment

We offer

A full-time open-ended contract with a competitive package.

How to apply

Candidates will send their resume and a letter of motivation (indicating the date at which you would be available to start working at CEFS) to CEFS Director General Marie-Christine RIBERA at by 20 June 2019. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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