Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

The Lifelong Learning Platform
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 24

Position description

The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for a highly motivated dynamic team player, able to work within a multicultural environment and willing to be flexible but also able to stick to tight deadlines. The candidate should have a strong interest in education and lifelong learning. The position requires both technical and analytical skills, an eye for detail and motivation to look for solutions in a membership-based organisation.

Job description and tasks

  • Monitor EU policies in the field of education, skills and related areas;
  • Research, write and develop reports and policy documents relating to the work of the - organisation and its members;
  • Produce high-quality and persuasive content on relevant policy developments and contribute to the development of LLLP policy such as drafting position papers, policy briefings, information notes and other strategic documents;
  • Contribute to developing and implementing advocacy action plans and strategies;
  • Monitor research studies in the field to develop evidence-based advocacy;
  • Produce high quality responses to consultation exercises from the EU institutions;
  • Work with colleagues (Communication, Projects etc) to implement and evaluate multi-disciplinary strategies;
  • Liaise with member organisations and keep up to date with their policy concerns/activities;
  • Contribute to external representation towards EU institutions and other stakeholders in the field of education, skills and related areas.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience;
  • A degree or relevant experience in at least one, preferably several of the following areas: European Studies, Political Sciences, Educational Sciences, Lifelong Learning or related fields;
  • An excellent command of the English language (spoken and written) to native or near-native level;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.

Transversal competences

  • Strong organisational skills and flexibility;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills within a multicultural environment;
  • At ease in public speaking and representation;
  • Being action-oriented, self-motivated, responsible, creative and willing to take initiative;
  • Proven ability to network and work appropriately with internal and external stakeholders;
  • An eye for detail and ability to work to deadlines (even under pressure);
  • Problem-solving and strategic thinking.

Essential

  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and policy-making processes, preferably acquired through previous work and life experience (job/internship/volunteering);
  • Highly valued;
  • Knowledge of European and international institutions and stakeholders active in the field of education;
  • Experience of working or volunteering in/or with civil society, membership based organisations or the non-profit sector in general;
  • Ability to translate complex political/policy issues into appropriate messages and understandable language;
  • Interest in lifelong learning and education policies.

Application instructions

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