CEPF seeking an EU Policy Officer

CEPF is seeking an EU Policy Officer

The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) is recruiting a Policy Officer to support its work on EU policy for a 7 months period (1 December 2019 – 30 June 2020).

You will work within the CEPF team to contribute to policy and advocacy work. You will mainly carry out the following tasks:
• Contribute to policy work in areas of environment, biodiversity, CAP and rural development
• Gather and analyse national -level information in areas of CEPF interest
• Attend meetings and events and report back
• Support in framing CEPF positions and engaging with EU institutions
• Provide support for organising events and meetings

Competencies and skills
• University degree (e.g. EU law / political sciences / environmental law / natural sciences)
• Minimum 1 year professional experience
• Work experience from EU institutions or in EU advocacy
• Knowledge or a personal interest in European forestry
• Good writing/editing skills
• As the position includes direct contacts with CEPF members, EU officials and EU stakeholders, the ideal candidate should feel confident with oral expression
• Team player, with a positive attitude, sociable and reliable
• Full professional proficiency in English. Knowledge of other languages represents an additional asset

What we offer
• Full-time equivalent 7 months contract based in Brussels starting in December 2019
• A friendly, dynamic and international working environment in the Brussels EU quarters
• An educating and rewarding experience in policy and advocacy at EU level. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain a global understanding of the various policy / advocacy / outreaching tasks performed within an international organisation such as CEPF
• 7 months fixed-term contract under the Belgian law. Salary: to be determined depending on candidate’s experience

If you are interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to no later 21 October 2019. Interviews will be held in our office in Brussels in November. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you have not been contacted by 04/11/2019, your application was unfortunately not selected.