European Consumer Voice in Standardisation seeks Programme Assistant

European Consumer Voice in Standardisation 2-3y Junior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 7 Mrz 2018

Job Description

Programme Assistant

Sustainability & Services

ANEC is recruiting a Programme Assistant, Services & Sustainability (with effect from 18 April 2018 or soon after).

The contract is for a part-time position (50% to 60%) until 21 December 2018. The post-holder will support the ANEC Secretariat in the delivery of tasks in the services & sustainability sectors during the temporary absence of the responsible Programme Manager. A possible renewal of the contract is foreseen, depending on the number of external projects in which ANEC will be engaged in 2019.

Coordination responsibilities

  • Coordinating ANEC activities in standardisation work on services;
  • Monitoring European and international standardisation activities and European policies in the services sector;
  • Representing the ANEC Services WG in external meetings or events;
  • Drafting and editing position papers and comments on standards work;
  • Maintaining the network of the Services WG, as well as briefing members;
  • Providing internal briefing to colleagues and contributions to horizontal activities (e.g. reporting to European Commission; ANEC Annual Review, Newsletter);
  • Proactive briefing and debriefing of the ANEC Secretary-General.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Dedicated assistance to Services and Sustainability WGs in support of the ANEC Sustainability & Services Programme Officer;
  • Organising meetings (logistics, accommodation, invitations, registrations);
  • Drafting of minutes and other administrative support to meetings;
  • Drafting/proof-reading of documents;
  • Providing information and support to ANEC members and WG experts;
  • Routine office tasks;
  • Support as needed to the Programme Manager, Traffic & Research.


  • A university degree preferred, especially relevant to the position;
  • Interest in consumer protection;
  • Accurate, results-oriented and able to problem solve;
  • Experience in working with volunteers/non-profit organisations;
  • Experience in office management preferred;
  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Team-player, flexible and responsible;
  • Knowledge of standardisation processes useful;
  • Usual familiarity with Microsoft Office and similar;
  • Excellent spoken and written English; other European languages advantageous.


The contract will run until 21 December 2018. Renewal possible.


2.200€ gross per month (for full-time equivalent) with usual NGO benefits.


Please send a current CV (Europass format or similar), and a letter of motivation, to Stephen RUSSELL, ANEC Secretary-General (stephen.russell(at) no later than Friday 16 March 2018. Both documents should be in English.

We regret applications from only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

ANEC reserves the right to appoint a candidate during the vacancy period.

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