Policy Assistant

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

Eurodiaconia is offering 1 Policy Assistant position in our Brussels office. The position will run for 12 months, starting ideally from mid February 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates that are pro-active, flexible and with the ability to multi-task and manage their own working time.

Eurodiaconia represents a dynamic, Europe wide community of organisations founded in the Christian faith and working together in the tradition of Diaconia, who are committed to a Europe of solidarity, equality and justice. Eurodiaconia and its members work to bring about positive change for people and society.

The tasks of the Policy Assistant will include

  • Assisting in the monitoring and reporting of the discussions around current social policy topics and contributing to the development of Eurodiaconia’s advocacy strategy in these areas. A special emphasis will lie on monitoring relevant policy developments within the European Parliament;
  • Gathering information from Eurodiaconia members on agreed policy topics;
  • Attending relevant meetings, including in the EU institutions, and reporting back to colleagues and members;
  • Monitoring on Social Policy Topics including but not limited to:
    • Economic and social governance, including the European Pillar of Social Rights and Sustainable Developments Goals;
    • Social services;
    • Migration;
    • Access to employment.
  • Supporting the policy officers on other issues as they arise;
  • Assisting with the organization of events and meetings as requested.

We expect

  • an ability to appreciate and relate to the Eurodiaconia mission, vision and values;
  • knowledge of the EU institutions;
  • relevant university studies or equivalent work experience;
  • information gathering/research experience and ability to write texts that are reader-friendly;
  • excellent people skills and written and oral communication skills;
  • excellent command of written and spoken English, any other language is an asset;
  • IT literacy.

Application instructions

The candidate should either qualify for the “Convention d’immersion professionnelle”, where this should be the first paid employment in Belgium and where the salary shall follow the guidelines set by the Belgian state, Lunch vouchers and assistance with travel costs (subject to distance) plus hospital insurance are also provided.

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation for this position and why you would be a good candidate based on your experience and skills by email only by 3rd February 2019. Applications should be addressed to Heather Roy, Secretary General. We regret that due to the high volume of applications likely to be received only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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