Policy Adviser (Trade and Transatlantic)

American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Mar-08-2021
  • Posted
    Feb 19

Position description

AmCham EU speaks for American companies committed to Europe on trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It aims to ensure a growth-orientated business and investment climate in Europe. AmCham EU facilitates the resolution of transatlantic issues that impact business and plays a role in creating better understanding of EU and US positions on business matters. Aggregate US investment in Europe totalled more than €3 trillion in 2019, directly supports more than 4.8 million jobs in Europe, and generates billions of euros annually in income, trade and research and development.

Job Description:

The Policy Adviser is responsible for the day-to-day management of AmCham EU committees, which bring together business professionals from our member companies. He/she is focused on trade and transatlantic matters and broader international policies, acts as a focal point for all related strategy and advocacy activities. Reports directly to the Policy Director and works in close coordination with the CEO.

Main tasks:

  • Develop close relationships with key EU and US officials and stakeholders;
  • Oversee the production and dissemination of policy papers and other advocacy materials;
  • Work collaboratively with Content, Communications and Operations teams;
  • Organise activities including meetings, conferences, seminars and visits;
  • Research and disseminate information on focus areas for the membership; and
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance on policy matters.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience Required:

  • Excellent understanding of trade and transatlantic relations;
  • Work experience and proven interest in European and international affairs;
  • Strategic foresight and highly developed networking skills;
  • University degree in European affairs, trade, politics, foreign affairs and/or international relations;
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills and diplomacy;
  • Work well in a dynamic team;
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills;
  • Computer literacy (particularly Word and CRM);
  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience.

Languages:

  • Fluent English (both written and spoken); another EU language an advantage.

Start date: April 2021 (exact timing tbc).

Application instructions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV (maximum two pages) by with POLICY ADVISER in subject.

Deadline for applications: Monday 8 March 2021 COB

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