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 to EU policymakers drawn from the work of OSF in more than 100 countries. We are seeking two candidates to work in a dynamic team in Brussels at a time of immense change, challenges and opportunities for the open society in Europe and elsewhere.
OSEPI is recruiting for Advocacy Specialists to join our Internal and External EU policy teams. We are looking for two candidates, one with specialised knowledge of EU and human rights law, and the decision making process for internal EU policy; and one with expertise on the policies and instruments for EU external action. Both roles require an understanding of how advocacy works, knowledge of the EU system and commitment to the goals of OSF.
Each Advocacy Specialist will report to the head/lead of their respective policy team. They will cover a wide range of responsibilities that advance the strategies of each team and of OSEPI. We are seeking candidates with the ability to digest and analyse large amounts of information in a fast-paced policy environment. The Advocacy Specialists will cover a wide range of issues. On internal policy, this will range across fundamental rights, anti-discrimination, migration and asylum policies. On external policy, the role includes a broad geographic scope, from North Africa to Myanmar, and a range of issues from security governance to the protection of human rights defenders.
Essential duties and responsibilities 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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