Senior Policy Advisor

Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-12-2019
  • Posted
    Apr 22

Position description

E3G is looking for an experienced Brussels-based practitioner to shape the transformation of European industry and European competition policy in line with a climate-neutral Europe.

Context and role:

E3G is a leading European think tank working globally to accelerate the transition to a clean, resilient economy. E3G was ranked the 5th most influential environmental think tank by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To think Tank Index in 2018.

2019 will be crucial in setting Europe on a path to climate neutrality, both in terms of building political alignment, and in setting new political and policy priorities to drive deep decarbonisation. A consistent and cross-cutting approach will be needed to integrate climate objectives into debates on competitiveness, infrastructure, financial, industrial and innovation policy.

E3G has built deep experience over more than a decade of developing practical governance, policy, regulatory, market development and innovation solutions to accelerate EU energy sector decarbonisation. E3G is currently expanding its work to encompass new sectors such as heavy industry and to further shape competition policy (state aid rules and international competition).

E3G is looking for an experienced practitioner to join E3G’s “Clean Economy Programme” in Brussels and contribute to its expansion. The candidate will lead on shaping and delivering E3G’s strategy regarding industrial transformation and competition policy.

Key responsibilities :

The candidate’s main focus will be undertaking analysis, developing practical policy and institutional proposals, understanding the politics of change, building coalitions and leading interventions around European industrial transformation and competition policy.

This will include:

  • Producing high-quality analysis and communication materials, on political and policy issues related to European industrial transformation and competition policy.
  • Developing political strategy to support policies aligned with a climate neutral EU.
  • Advocacy towards and coalition-building with EU governments, EU institutions and governmental and non-governmental international stakeholders to accelerate action. This will include building stakeholder networks and supporting NGOs, businesses, cities and investor groups to engage with and input into various policy and political processes.
  • Developing successful projects and supporting their delivery through the full project cycle, from fundraising to execution.
  • Playing an active role in developing the E3G Europe Team, and the Brussels office in particular. Notably through intelligence gathering, networks building and insights on EU politics beyond the candidate’s core focus.

Qualifications

  • You have very strong written communication skills, impeccable English and the ability to adapt your style (written and verbal) to any audience. You are able to operate confidently at high and "expert" level, in the worlds of government, business, the media and civil society.
  • You have a decent grasp of EU politics and at least five years of relevant professional experience. Strong personal networks at European level would be an advantage, as would experience working in or with EU institutions.
  • You have proven relevant experience with industry decarbonisation and competition policy, and demonstrable influencing skills and strong strategic and political understanding.
  • More generalist and junior profiles will also be considered if the candidate demonstrates rare and relevant skills or in-depth knowledge.
  • You demonstrate a high level of initiative. You are positive, organised, and stress-resilient. You can adapt to uncertainty and deliver high quality work on time. You prioritise achieving outcomes over running activities.
  • You are able to quickly familiarise yourself with a new topic through self-led research.
  • You have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (required) and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (desirable).
  • You are used to operating internationally, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity. You have the skills and resilience required to work internationally across multiple offices and time zones. A good working knowledge of at least one European Union language besides English would be an advantage.
  • A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on qualifications and experience. This position is programmed for a year with the aim of extending beyond pending fundraising. The candidate would start as soon as possible

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