Junior Policy Officer

Hydrogen Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 12

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 280 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.
  • Team and forward planning.




  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Generous extra legal benefits.
  • Hydrogen Europe will require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in Belgium.

Start: as soon as possible

Application instructions

  • Please email your application in English to [email protected] and include in the subject line “Junior Policy” with your first name and surname.
  • Applications to be considered valid must include: a one-page letter of motivation, your salary expectations clearly indicated, proof that you can live and work in Belgium, and a CV. Please do not send anything else.
  • Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in Belgium.
  • Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.
  • Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action.
  • Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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