Policy Officer

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19 Jan 2022

Looking for a great work experience in a dynamic and international communication and events agency?

What is Phrenos ?

Phrenos is a Brussels-based consultancy company that has been active since 2010 in the design and implementation of communication campaigns, as well as in the management of events and projects, at both the European and international levels. We balance creativity and innovation with robust project management to guarantee client satisfaction and deliver campaigns with measurable impact.

When: 1 February – 30 June 2022

Where: In Brussels (Arts-Lois / Madou) at Phrenos

What: Policy Officer in the field of International Cooperation and Development

Candidate Profile

Education and training

  • Master degree in social sciences (Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Law, History, etc.)
  • Native-level of written and oral English is required. Advanced knowledge of French is necessary. Any other European language is an asset.


  • A demonstrated experience in the field of international and EU policy development, policy analysis, or policy making
  • Experience in the event and communication sector is an asset

Personal skills

  • Pro-active, good social skills
  • Stress resistant
  • Highly organised with high attention to details
  • Able to work within a multicultural team with a high level of commitment
  • Capacity to coordinate work, ensure goals are met, products and services delivered on time and within scope
  • Problem-solving attitude and the ability to work under stress within short deadlines
  • Team player, open to share knowledge and expertise
  • Creative thinking and analytical skills

Communication skills

  • Capacity to liaise, interact and communicate with relevant international, regional and national organisations
  • Proven experience in writing for different audiences via different channels

IT literacy

  • Ability to use appropriate facets of office suite, web-based tools, forms


  • Researching, drafting and maintaining project documents
  • Producing written assessment reports in a timely manner
  • Writing policy papers, briefing and speaking points
  • Proposing editorial approaches
  • Advising on programme content, messages and key speakers
  • Advising on communication strategy and campaigns
  • Liaising with EU institutions and other stakeholders
  • Coordinating experts

To apply

Please send your CV and a short cover letter (1 page maximum) explaining why you would like to work with us and what you can bring to this position to annefleur.labbe@phrenos.eu with « Policy Officer » in the subject line BY 24 JANUARY 2022.

Only candidates with the right to work in the European Union can apply.


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