Confederation of European Forest Owners seeks EU Policy Officer

Confederation of European Forest Owners 2-3y Junior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 24 Feb 2018

Job Description

EU Policy Officer

The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) is recruiting a Policy Officer to support its work on EU policy. CEPF is the umbrella association of national forest owner organisations in Europe. Representing family forestry in Europe, CEPF promotes the values of sustainable forest management, private property ownership and the economic viability of the forest sector. Based in Brussels, CEPF is a non-profit organisation, representing nearly 16 million forest owners. These are private individuals, families and cooperatives, which take care of approximately 60% of the European forest area.

Tasks

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 interest, such as CAP and rural development, climate and energy policy, bioeconomy, environment etc. (files to be determined depending on the candidate experience and expertise)
  • Gather and analyse information at national level in areas of CEPF interest
  • Support in framing CEPF positions and engaging with EU institutions
  • Provide support for organising events and meetings

Competencies and skills

  • MSc (e.g. EU law / political sciences / natural sciences…)
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience
  • Work experience from EU institutions or in EU advocacy
  • Knowledge or a personal interest for forestry
  • Good writing/editing skills
  • Team player, with a positive attitude, sociable and reliable
  • As the position include direct contacts with CEPF members, EU officials and EU stakeholders, the ideal candidate should feel confident with oral expression
  • 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 April 2018
  • 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

Application

If you are interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to office@cepf-eu.org no later than 4 March 2018. Interviews will be held in our office in Brussels in March. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. For further information, please contact Ms Meri Siljama, tel. +32 (0)491 73 56 05.

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