Policy Advisor

Swiss Finance Council
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-30-2020
  • Posted
    Oct 13

Position description

The Swiss Finance Council engages in dialogue around policy and regulatory developments in finance at a European and international level. It represents the interests of internationally active Swiss financial institutions and facilitates sharing of experience, expertise and knowledge with EU authorities, including through a permanent representative office in Brussels. It articulates and advocates the common interests of its members, Credit Suisse and UBS, provides a voice for their joint positions and a source of knowledge and experience in finance for policy makers and the industry at large.

The Policy Advisor plays a crucial role in SFC activities and will be in charge for the organization of one of its thematic working groups. She/he will be working at the representative office based in Brussels and report directly to the Managing Director of the SFC.

Main Tasks:

  • Develop relationships with key EU officials and stakeholders;
  • Organize and contribute to SFC working groups, with a focus on Sustainable Finance;
  • Produce policy papers and other advocacy materials;
  • Prepare presentations and briefings for the SFC and its members;
  • Report on meetings, public hearings, conferences and other events;
  • Research and inform on key EU-Swiss issues for the members;
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance on policy matters;
  • Contribute to SFC events.

Qualifications

  • Good understanding of the functioning of the European institutions, EU policy/decision making and legislative processes;
  • University degree in economics, business or law or comparable degree/qualification;
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with EU Institutions or the financial sector;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for dealing with stakeholders and counterparts;
  • Strong time management/organizational skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to familiarize quickly with new and complex topics;
  • A flexible and proactive attitude to work combined with an autonomous working style;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing in English. Being fluent in another EU language is an advantage;
  • Professional use of Outlook and MS Office.

We Offer:

  • A dynamic and international working environment;
  • A competitive salary and a set of additional benefits;
  • A modern workplace in the heart of Brussels with the possibility of part time mobile working;
  • A full time position.

Start Date: January/First Quarter 2021

Application instructions

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter accompanied by a CV (maximum two pages) by e-mail.

Deadline for Applications: Friday 30 October 2020 COB

Please note that the SFC will contact only successful candidates.

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