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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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