Please note, this is a Fixed Term role for 2 years.
This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic team at a time of immense change, challenges and opportunities for the open society in Europe and elsewhere. The Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) is the EU policy arm of the Open Society Foundations (OSF). Our role is to propose positive measures that will sustain the open society and widen the political constituency that supports it, and to defend against efforts to undermine the founding principles and fundamental values of the European Union. We bring evidence, argument, and recommendations drawn from the work of OSF in more than 100 countries to EU policy-makers on a range of external and internal policies.
OSEPI is recruiting an Advocacy Specialist for a two-year fixed term to focus on innovative, crisis and simmering policy issues of relevance to OSF. We are looking for a flexible, self-starting innovator with sharp analytical and writing skills, and a solid understanding of the factors of political change at EU level.
Candidates should have an understanding of how advocacy works, knowledge of the EU system and commitment to the goals of OSF. We are seeking someone with the ability to digest and analyse large amounts of information with a view to setting priorities and following issues subject to rapid change. The Advocacy Specialist will cover issues ranging from protecting fundamental rights within the EU to ensuring that the EU’s external action protects and promotes open societies. Specific topics may include digital politics, transparency, civic space, trade and the EU’s budget and funding practices. The Advocacy Specialist reports to the Deputy Director and works in close collaboration with the policy team and OSEPI’s leadership. This is an exciting and diverse role at the heart of the policy team in Brussels.
Essential duties and responsibilities in this role will include:
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations, and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
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