Climate Policy Officer

Health Care Without Harm Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 28

Position description

This position is for a dynamic, highly motivated and self-organised person, who can handle different workloads and is an excellent team player. The contract will be full time (38 hours per week), starting as soon as possible.


Follow EU climate policy and legislative developments; liaise with HCWH Europe and Global Green and Healthy Hospitalsmembers to support and promote their climate work.

Gross salary:

Depending on qualifications and experience. HCWH Europe offers a competitive salary with additional benefits such as: meal vouchers, monthly travel support, hospitalisation insurance, holiday payment, and a 13-month salary.

Closing date: 16 April 2018.
Interviews will be held between 23 - 27 April 2018, with a starting date as soon as possible.

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe is a non-profit organisation that works to transform healthcare worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.

HCWH has offices in Europe, US, Latin America, and Asia as well as a global team that works across all regions. HCWH works closely with health professionals, hospitals, healthcare systems, NGOs, local government, ministries of health and international organisations. HCWH Europe is active in 26 countries of the WHO Euro region and has 84 European members. The European office is located in Brussels. Visit:

Position overview:

HCWH Europe is looking for someone that can take initiatives and follow them through, achieving clear, measurable results. Our climate work is an important strategic area for the organisation - the Climate Policy Officer will be strongly interested and committed to environmental and health issues and drive our climate work forward, collaborating closely with our European members and climate policy officers in other offices and regions. S/he will report to the Deputy Director.

Job responsibilities will include:

1) Responsible for carrying out policy and advocacy work on climate and energy including:

a) Influencing the EU debate on climate and energy;

b) Participating in ad hoc meetings with the EC, MEPs, and other key policy makers;

c) Reacting to public consultations as required;

d) Participating in and contributing to NGO networks and conference calls with partners.

2) Managing the European Healthcare Climate Council; organise and facilitate meetings, and play an active role in engaging members to achieve the council’s objectives;

3) Manage climate-related projects; organise partners consultants and prepare project reports;

4) Lead the coordination of HCWH Europe’s participation at COP24, and organise a conference/member’s meeting in parallel to the negotiations;

5) Research and write briefings, position papers, reports, and blogs on climate and energy;

6) Draft press releases on climate and energy as required;

7) Organise members meetings and webinars on climate and energy;

8) Lead the development of HCWH Europe’s climate strategy and 5-year climate plan;

9) Coordinate HCWH Europe’s climate work with other HCWH regions, liaising with international staff;

10) Co-organise sessions on climate and energy at the CleanMed Europe conference;

11) Contribute to funding proposals as required;

12) Travel to meetings within Europe and internationally as required;

13) Other duties that may reasonably be required in respect of the main purpose of the job.


Educational/professional qualifications/experience:

  • Relevant academic degree in environmental science/law/policy, social science, or global/public health;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in NGOs or other settings.

Desired knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Good understanding of the operations of EU institutions and the formation of EU policy;
  • Excellent communications and networking skills;
  • Proficient in written English - a working knowledge of another European language would be an advantage;
  • Confident operating in an international context;
  • Working knowledge of standard office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), familiarity with website tools would be an advantage;
  • Project management skills/experience would be an advantage.

Application instructions

Please send your CV and a one-page covering letter explaining your motivation for the position by 16 April 2018 with ‘Application for Climate Policy Officer’ in the subject line. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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