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European Venture Philanthropy Association seeks Public Affairs Manager

European Venture Philanthropy Association 3-5y Mid Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 16 Nov 2017

Job Description

Public Affairs Manager

The Public Affairs Manager takes care that EVPA members and other stakeholders are well informed on European and national policies regarding social investment, social entrepreneurship, and related issues. He/she will also offer support to the EVPA members in their contacts with policymakers. He/ she also contributes to the publications and trainings of EVPA.

MAIN TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the Strategic Development of EVPA’s Policy Dimension
    • Help develop a multiyear strategy for policy @ EVPA
    • Co-chair and coordinate EVPA’s Policy Committee
    • Pilot the organisation of EVPA policy-related meetings and events
    • Ensure the further development of EVPA’s database of policy contacts
  • Develop EVPA’s Role as a European Thought Leader
    • Deepen EVPA’s current knowledge on European and national policies
    • Be the contact point and represent EVPA towards EU authorities (COM, EP, EIB-EIF, EESC, etc.), as well as other multilateral bodies relevant to the VP/SI sector (OECD, G8 GSG, etc.)
    • Inform and advice EVPA members with regards to relevant European policies and initiatives
    • Contribute to EU-wide consultations and position papers in concertation with EVPA’s Knowledge Centre Director and EVPA’s Policy Committee
    • Develop and write articles to be featured in EVPA communications and external media outlets
    • Organise webinars dedicated to learning about EU policies (re. follow-up of the Social Business Initiative [SBI], GECES Expert Group, EaSI Programme, etc.) and / or national policies
  • Build on EVPA’s Understanding of National Regulatory Ecosystems
    • Monitor and analyse key policy developments taking place in European countries, contributing to EVPA’s Nexus Project

SKILLS & QUALITIES

  • Previous experience in European policy with a proven literacy and understanding of European institutions and decision-making process
  • Excellent relation builder with a track record. A good network in the VP/SI sector is a plus
  • Competent to speak on policy-related matters at conferences and represent EVPA in the industry
  • Ability to self-organize your work and to manage and implement projects with a proactive attitude
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, other European language(s) are a plus

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Full-time position, based in Brussels
  • Reporting to the Knowledge Centre Director
  • You will be at the forefront of creating the VP/SI sector and will have contacts with all relevant actors in the field as well as international organisations
  • Compensation according to experience and skills brought to the position (rem: EVPA is a non-profit association)
  • Starting date as soon as possible

APPLICATION

Interested? Please send your CV and motivation letter by November 23rd to edepoortere@evpa.eu.com

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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