Regulation Coordinator

IFOAM Organics Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 27

Position description

Job purpose:

To coordinate efficiently and professionally all the activities of IFOAM Organics Europe related to the Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848.

Key tasks:

Coordination of all the activities related to the new Organic Regulation (EU) 848/2018 (40%)

  • Coordinating internal discussions on regulation topics raised by members through the Regulation mailing list and the Task Force for the Implementation of the New EU Organic Regulation;
  • Gather information, track, and analyse the political and legislative processes related to the New EU Organic Regulation;
  • Preparing input for the processes related to the new EU Organic Regulation (public consultations on secondary legislation, input ahead of the Committee on Organic Production COP and the Expert Group on Organic Production GREX);
  • Coordinate common positions and produce clear reports and papers related to the new EU Organic Regulation;
  • Prepare, attend, take minutes, and follow up official meetings and events related to the new EU Organic Regulation (e.g. Civil Dialogue Group on Organic Farming);
  • Coordinate advocacy work on the new EU Organic Regulation with IFOAM Organics Europe’s members and partners and, if relevant, with IFOAM Organics International secretariat;
  • Liaise with relevant partners and policymakers;
  • Be available for all the colleagues for issues related to the new EU Organic Regulation;
  • Other tasks related to the EU Organic Regulation.

Coordination of the project Guidelines of the new EU Organic Regulation (10%)

  • Ensure appropriate project implementation by foresighted planning and organisation in cooperation with the IFOAM Organics Europe Project & Fundraising unit and the Comms unit;
  • Liaise with the IT expert and with the content consultant;
  • Give members, sponsors and purchasers access to the IT tool and monitor the access regularly.

Coordinating IFOAM Organics Europe Interest Groups, Expert Groups and Task Forces (25%)

  • Prepare, attend, take minutes, and follow up (e-)meetings, activities and events of the following IFOAM Organics Europe internal working groups:
    • Regulation mailing list;
    • Task Force on the Implementation of the new EU Organic Regulation;
    • Interest Group on Organic Processing and Trade (IGOP);
    • Interest Group on Organic Certification and Integrity (IGOC).
  • Liaise with the Chairs and the Steering Committees of the abovementioned working groups;
  • Liaise with the coordinators of other IFOAM Organics Europe working groups for issues related to the new EU Organic Regulation.

Network with external partners and IFOAM Organics Europe members (25%)

  • Liaise with IFOAM Organics Europe members through relevant internal structures such as Interest Groups, Expert groups and Task Forces;
  • Participate to meetings with policymakers;
  • Organise and/or participate in public events with relevance for the Organic Regulation topics;
  • Present IFOAM Organics Europe’s position in external events;
  • Implement advocacy campaigns towards EU institutions related to Organic Regulation;
  • Write Organic Regulation news/articles for internal media such as webpage, newsletter, activity reports, etc. and external media;
  • Network with partner organisations and other NGOs within the relevant fields;
  • Organise, prepare for, attend, take minutes, and follow up meetings/phone conferences as requested.

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