Senior Adviser – Passenger Transport

International Road Transport Union
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 29

Position description

The Senior Adviser – Passenger Transport will provide both direct public policy/advocacy support for EU and global institutions. The incumbent is responsible for all matters related to general mobility of people matters. The Senior Adviser – Passenger transport will develop trust-based relationships with members, relevant public and private partners, government officials, politicians, industry representatives and other third party stakeholders.

RESPONSIBITILITIES

  • Identify policy trends, setting priorities and developing effective strategies for IRU engagement in Passenger Transport, focusing on Europe and former CIS countries.
  • Lead the passenger transport advocacy team;
  • Monitor the political, legislative and policy environment and ensure that IRU management and IRU members are fully informed of key developments with significant business impact;
  • Identify key policy makers and develop IRU positions coordinated with IRU members and third party stakeholders;
  • Oversee the activities of the Passenger Transport Advocacy team, ensuring that programmes and meetings are delivered according to plan;
  • In conjunction with other functions develop and build strong alliances with third party stakeholders;
  • Manage external relationships with IRU members and third party stakeholders;
  • Support expansion of the membership active in the mobility of people sector and grow participation on regional and industry Commission levels.

Qualifications

  • Proven ability to conduct, outreach and develop trust-based relationships with government officials, politicians, industry representatives and other third party stakeholders;
  • Drive a passion for customer and industry understanding and a culture of results;
  • Positive, agile and prepared to adapt to change with short notice; proven organisational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Ability to influence & inspire internal & external stakeholders;
  • Strong strategic thinking, independent working style and strong personal initiative;
  • Experience in multicultural environment;
  • Understand the sense of urgency & drive change;
  • Industry and Road Transport knowledge with a focus on general mobility on people matters;
  • Customer centric.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Law, Political Science, Public Policy, International Affairs, Business, or equivalent experience required;
  • 10+ years of professional experience – includes policy/advocacy work for corporations or trade associations;
  • Experience leading teams;
  • Change management experience;
  • Proven ability to understand and clearly communicate policy;
  • Superior communication (oral and written) and networking skills;
  • Proven ability to conduct outreach and develop trust-based relationships with government officials, politicians, industry representatives and other third party stakeholders;
  • Working with the European Commission or in European legislative affairs preferred;
  • Experience in passenger transport and tourism;
  • Fluent in English; French a plus. Any other language is an asset.

Application instructions

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