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EUROCITIES seeks Policy Advisor on Social Affairs

EUROCITIES 3-5y Mid Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 24 Jul 2018

Job Description

Policy Advisor on Social Affairs

Organisation

EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a policy advisor in the field of social affairs.  The successful candidate for this position will work under the supervision of the policy director at the EUROCITIES Brussels office. He/she would ideally start mid-September 2018.

Responsibilities

The policy advisor will be responsible for supporting EUROCITIES activities related to social affairs forum, with a specific focus on inclusive labour market and social innovation.

Responsibilities

  • preparing policy-transfer and mutual learning events on social affairs and employment for EUROCITIES members, including study visits and peer reviews
  • organising dissemination and advocacy activities, including seminars, workshops and publications
  • carrying out lobby and advocacy work on long-term unemployment, youth unemployment, and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights with European Institutions and other relevant stakeholders
  • providing support to EUROCITIES Working Group on Employment, and Working Group Smart Social Inclusion, preparing policy briefing and drafting policy papers
  • cooperating with colleagues to ensure the delivery of the annual workplan and mutual learning programme for social and employment policies

Profile

  • Excellent research and analytical skills, including the ability to collect, analyse and present information in a clear and concise way
  • Experience in mutual learning/policy transfer methodologies
  • Excellent political judgement for advocacy and lobby work
  • Problem-solving attitude, initiative and self-motivating
  • Good planning, organisation and coordination skills
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • capable of handling multiple and changing priorities
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills
  • Able to work independently as well as a part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent English, other languages an asset

Knowledge

  • Deep understanding of EU social policies and governance system
  • Good understanding of employment policies
  • Degree in social policies, social sciences, urban development, EU studies or related fields
  • Good understanding of evidence based policy making
  • Good understanding of urban policies

Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Experience of policy oriented research
  • Experience in coordinating working groups
  • Experience in advocacy, lobby and influencing EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders
  • Experience in organising events and mutual learning activities
  • Experience of working with cities, either in a city administration or city network an asset

We offer

  • A one-year contract renewable, starting as soon as possible, ideally mid-September 2018
  • Additional benefits (meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques)
  • Training opportunities
  • A dynamic international team
  • A pleasant working environment

Contact

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation explaining your suitability for the position together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by 19 August 2018 at 17.00 to: Patricia de Wouters, HR coordinator, at jobs@eurocities.eu

Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘policy advisor’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be held in Brussels in the last week of August.

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