Junior Policy Officer

Hydrogen Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-02-2020
  • Posted
    Sep 15

Position description

Hydrogen is a crucial ingredient of Europe’s ambition to go for a net zero emission society. It is of outmost importance to integrate renewable energy and to decarbonise key sectors like trucks, train, shipping, aviation as well as energy, industry and the heating sectors.

Hydrogen Europe is the European association representing the interest of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and its stakeholders. We promote Hydrogen as the enabler of a zero-emission society. With more than 160 companies, 78 research organisations and 25 national associations as members, our association encompasses the entire value chain of the European Hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem collaborating in the Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.

We are a Brussels-based association fostering knowledge and pushing for fact-based policy making ensuring that the European regulatory framework enables the role of hydrogen in our society.

For more information, please visit www.hydrogeneurope.eu.

Main responsibilities

  • Supporting the policy team inter alia in drafting position papers, responses to public consultations.
  • Contribute to developing and rolling out Hydrogen Europe’s strategy and positions on current and future EU key issues.
  • Monitoring and reporting on EU energy related news and key EU dossiers with focus on impact on hydrogen related matters.
  • Preparing briefings and documents for a variety of purposes/audiences.
  • Assisting with internal meetings and teleconferences; supporting the organisation of Hydrogen Europe Task Forces and Working Groups.
  • Supporting the Head of Policy in day to day activity, including with organisation of the Policy Team and forward planning.

Qualifications

  • University or advanced degree (preferred) in Social Sciences (EU studies, Political Science, International Relations) or energy related topic.
  • 1-3 years minimum work experience in European affairs; knowledge and strong interest in the energy sector with a passion for hydrogen is a plus.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other European languages an asset.
  • Solid understanding of EU institutions and their workings as well as understanding of the current situation related to politics, economics and regulation related to energy and the hydrogen sector in particular.
  • Experience in handling EU dossiers.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Meeting deadlines and providing a high-quality service, even when working under pressure.
  • Flexible, reliable, good team player with positive can-do attitude.

Skills

  • Solid organisational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple issues and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and analytical skills.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and capability with Microsoft Office and online tools e.g. Zoom etc.

What we offer

  • We offer a competitive remuneration package for a non-profit organisation based on qualifications and experience.
  • Hydrogen Europe will require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in Belgium.

Start dateas soon as possible

Application instructions

Application process:

  • Please email your application in English.
  • Please write “Junior Policy Officer” with your first name and surname in the subject line.
  • Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation, indicating your salary expectations, and a CV.
  • The deadline for applications is Friday, 2nd October 2020.
  • Interviews will be held October 2020. 
  • Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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