Call for Policy Officer

December 16, 2023
Job
UEF

Deadline: 15th January 2024

The Union of European Federalists (UEF) is recruiting a Policy Officer to work in the Secretariat based in Brussels.

Main Tasks:

  • Support the Secretariat and the Executive Board in drafting policies (e.g. policy papers, press releases, statements, contribution to surveys and research);
  • Support the development and implementation of the advocacy strategy of UEF;
  • Support the representation and promotion of UEF towards external partners (European institutions, pro-European NGOs  etc.);
  • Support the federalist advocacy actions of UEF and its sections;
  • Support UEF sections in developing their capacities regarding policy and advocacy;
  • Support in policy monitoring on themes linked to the strategic priorities of UEF;
  • Conceptualization and planning of projects (grant writing, content, budget, logistics);
  • Responsibility over events implementation: organization of international meetings and political events where needed;
  • On demand, there might be support requested on occasion for different tasks to help colleagues, distribute workload and meet the targets of the organisation together as a team.

Essential qualifications and qualities:

  • Master’s degree is an asset but can be compensated with relevant working experience adequate for the position;
  • Excellent command of English (C1);
  • Extensive knowledge of EU institutions and processes;
  • Interest in European topics relevant to UEF;
  • An activist mindset and strong commitment to social change and the values and vision of UEF ;
  • Being passionate about membership-based political organisations and volunteering;
  • Proactive and problem-solving mindset, with strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn into new things quickly on the job;
  • Team player and comfortable in an international environment;
  • Organised and precise approach to work;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office , collaborative tools and videoconferencing tools.

Desiderable:

  • Excellent command of French (C1) and working knowledge of other EU languages.
  • Experience in European project management is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UEF organization, its network, values, structure, mission, activities;
  • Previous experience in membership-based and/or political organisations (volunteer experience included).

Contract conditions and remuneration:

  • 12-month fixed-term contract under Belgian law, with the possibility of extension;
  • Full-time, 38 hours/week;
  • Monthly gross salary €1,995 plus additional benefits (€50 for public transportation, food vouchers, holiday pay) – equaling approx. to 2,000 EUR net remuneration per month;
  • Work during weekends and/or evenings several times a year, with time off in lieu as compensation. The position requires some travels in Europe several times during the year, and all travel-related expenses will be covered or reimbursed by UEF.

Application procedure and agenda:

  • Send a CV and a motivational letter by January 15th 2024, 23:59 CET at secretariat@federalists.eu;
  • All applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium;
  • Successful candidates will be invited for a face-to-face or online interview in the last weeks of January (from the 15th to the 31st );
  • The selected candidate would ideally start working on the 1st February 2024;
  • For all questions, please contact us at secretariat@federalists.eu.
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