Policy & Advocacy Oficer

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21 Jan 2022

Deadline: 21 January (noon)

  • Are you passionate about European integration, defending democracy, and improving citizen participation, sustainability, social equality and the EU place in the world? 
  • Can you effortlessly and fearlessly navigate the maze of EU institutions and abbreviations? 
  • Do you have experience in public affairs and/or have worked in one of the EU institutions? 
  • Have you always wanted to work with an organisation promoting European integration and democracy? 
  • Are you looking for a new professional opportunity with a dynamic and multinational team?

Then continue reading!

The European Movement International, a pan-European network of civil society organisations based in Brussels, is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Officer. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

We are looking for a proactive and highly motivated individual who is keen to help in the following areas:

  • Mapping upcoming legislative initiatives from the EU institutions and gathering intelligence on the EU’s policy priorities;
  • Undertaking research and drafting the European Movement’s policy positions on policy areas that, among others, include democracy and citizen participation, sustainability, social rights, foreign and security policy, the Conference on the Future of Europe, education, etc;
  • Conducting advocacy to promote the European Movement’s policy positions;
  • Maintaining strong partnerships with stakeholders and policymakers across the main EU institutions, in particular the European Parliament and Commission;
  • Assisting with the organisation of events and outreach activities to promote the European Movement’s policy positions;
  • Assisting with the coordination of the European Movement International Political Committees;
  • Maintaining contact with member organisations of the EM International network and managing internal consultation processes when needed.

Requirements

  • Completed university degree in the field of European affairs, social or political sciences, economics, law;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Experience in advocacy and public affairs and/or experience in the EU institutions;
  • Experience in research on the policy areas that are among the European Movement International priorities;
  • Great interpersonal skills;
  • Further European languages are an asset.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary pursuant to the role
  • Permanent full time contract (CDI) in accordance with Belgian law
  • Public transportation reimbursement
  • Phone costs reimbursement
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Hospitalisation insurance and additional pension insurance (AG)
  • 10 additional days of annual leave   
  • A dynamic and multinational professional environment at the heart of the EU quarter, working on some of the most pertinent issues of our time, for an organisation with a 70 years history.

Apply by submitting your CV and Cover Letter by 12 noon on 21 January.

Starting date: Mid-February 

About the European Movement International

We are a pan-European organisation present in 30 countries and encompassing over 75 member organisations. We believe in closer European integration and work across our continent to involve Europeans in the great debates of our time, inform policy-makers’ thinking and influence the direction the EU takes.

Contact details

Interested applicants should send a CV and short cover letter in English to secretariat@europeanmovement.eu // Deadline: 21 January (noon)

 

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