Location: Brussels based
Start date : ASAP
Employment status : full time with fixed contract until mid-December 2023
Do you want to gain expertise working in a think tank, engage on the many social, political and economic factors that influence EU policy shaping and did you study health policy? Great, then keep reading.
Friends of Europe is an independent think tank that connects people, stimulates debate and triggers change for a renewed social contract by 2030. We work for a more sustainable, forward-thinking, inclusive Europe and for this engage critical thinkers, unusual voices, citizens as well as the private and EU sector in our activities.
We are currently looking for a professional for the post of:
Programme Officer (full time, fixed contract until mid-December 2023)
The purpose of the role is to support the delivery of Friends of Europe (FoE) events.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
As Programme Officer you will be responsible for:
- Organise, manage and deliver a series of online and in person events on all policy issues that Friends of Europe works on but in particular in the area of health
- Events’ programme management includes writing of programme, identification and invitation of speakers and participants, coordination with the events’ and communication team and a smooth delivery on the day.
- Keeping abreast of EU policy developments, and identify opportunities to add value, innovate, and build opportunities to enhance FoE’s reputation.
- Participate in the effective monitoring and gathering of contents and data which can capture and communicate impact.
- Performing any additional responsibilities and tasks commensurate with this position as required by the organisation.
In this role you will report to the Director (Health, Climate, Energy & Sustainability, State of Europe, European Young Leaders).
WHAT SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU NEED TO HAVE?
- Health policy related university degree
- 1 year relevant experience (traineeships included) in policy analysis in EU policies, ideally related to Health.
- Strong planning and organisational skills as well as the ability to prioritise, use own initiative and work independently;
- English as a mother tongue or equivalent level, any other EU languages are an asset. Interest in and understanding of the EU, its institutions and decision-making process;
- Ability to make complex topics accessible and relevant to different audiences;
- An enthusiastic and proactive team player.
- Previous experience in multicultural and multilingual working environments.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- This position is open to nationals of EU/EEA member states or Switzerland, and to non-EU nationals in possession of a valid work permit.
- Candidates must be legally and permanently allowed to work in Belgium (no assistance may be provided to obtain a visa or work permit).
COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Friends of Europe is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all applicants, by providing equal treatment of all job applications received, regardless of applicants’ ethnic origins, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or health status. We especially encourage applications from those who have been historically excluded or not had fair and equal job opportunities.
Friends of Europe expects all staff to demonstrate their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in their work and their conduct.
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
- The closing date for applications is Thursday 4 May 2023 CEST midnight but applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
- Interested candidates are kindly asked to upload their CV and cover letter in English in electronic format to the CV Warehouse tool on our website friendsofeurope.org(careers).
- Next steps include a one-hour online test followed by an interview for shortlisted candidates. Online tests will take place between 11-12 May and interviews will be scheduled for 19-24 May.