Environment & Energy Policy Junior Specialist

European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 03

Position description

The successful candidate will work on European Union (EU) advocacy issues and play a supporting role to the environment team and the energy team in CECED. The tasks will cover all aspects of EU environment & energy policy and legislation relevant to the home appliance sector, such as ecodesign and energy labelling legislation, e-waste, circular economy, resource efficiency, chemical and material restrictions, end-of-life policies.

We are looking for an independent, motivated and well-organised person, with some experience in project management. He/she is a good communicator with a positive attitude, a strong sense of teamwork and can adjust easily to changing circumstances.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support in developing and executing advocacy on relevant dossiers, in close coordination with the CECED membership;
  • Support in promoting and representing the home appliance sector towards the European Institutions;
  • Support in intelligence gathering and in analysis of documentation and legislative proposals related to the current EU environment and energy policy agendas;
  • Support in writing position papers and presentations and defending them towards the EU decision makers and other stakeholders;
  • Support in coordinating advocacy positions with national and other European industry associations;
  • Presenting relevant topics to the CECED membership at working group and general assembly meetings;
  • Support in managing working groups;
  • Preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, presentations, documents and logistics;
  • Managing databases.

Qualifications

  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in EU affairs, preferably in Brussels;
  • Good knowledge of the EU institutions and the decision-making process;
  • Knowledge and understanding of EU energy and environmental policy issues;
  • Previous professional experience in a trade/industry association or with the home appliance sector will be considered a strong asset.

Education:

  • Relevant Bachelor or Master’s Degree: Economics, Environmental, or Political Science preferred;
  • A scientific education will be considered if supported by education and/or experience in the European political environment.

Technical skills:

  • Good level of general computer literacy: MS Office, presentations, spreadsheets, databases;
  • Project management and presentation skills;
  • Good analytical skills and an ability to assimilate the various aspects of an issue rapidly;
  • Good skills to both write and edit engaging reports, briefing and position papers.

Personal qualities:

  • Independent, able to work autonomously as well as within a team;
  • Flexible, ability to work on a number or projects simultaneously and to manage competing demands and deadlines;
  • Capacity to work effectively in cross-cultural and diverse stakeholder environment;
  • Ability to manage relationships with colleagues and members constructively, diplomatically and with discretion;
  • Comfortable speaking in public and to large groups.

Languages:

  • Fluent English (both spoken and written);
  • Other major European languages an asset.

Application instructions

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