International Union of Property Owners seeks Junior European Affairs Officer

International Union of Property Owners 2-3y Junior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 14 Mai 2018

Job Description

Junior European Affairs Officer

The International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) is looking for a Junior European Affairs Officer starting date to be agreed upon.

About UIPI

UIPI is a leading representative body for homeowners and private landlords in Europe. With 28 member organisations, UIPI represents more than 5 million property owners across Europe. Based in Brussels, the UIPI’s main task is to ensure that property owners’ interests are represented and defended vis-à-vis European institutions. UIPI is active in those areas of EU legislation and policy that have an impact on real estate, the building and private-rented sectors.


  • A graduate in law, political sciences or European studies;
  • First experience in EU Public Affairs or within an EU Institution;
  • Very good understanding of the EU decision-making process and politics;
  • Proficient in written and spoken English. Additional EU languages is an asset (in particular German, Italian or Spanish);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Familiarity with communication software and social media is an advantage;
  • Pro-active, organisational talent, fast learner and eager to learn how to run an EU association;
  • EU national or have a valid Belgian work permit.


Reporting to the UIPI Director of European Affairs, the European Affairs Officer appointed will:

  • Monitor EU policy developments and draft position papers;
  • Prepare reports and analyses on priority issues;
  • Advocate the interests of property owners towards EU Institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Assist in developing relevant contacts and good working relationships with key players;
  • Conduct research and work on EU funded projects to which UIPI is a partner;
  • Actively contribute to internal and external communication activities (social media, website, newsletters) and provide organisational support.

We offer

  • A stimulating position in public affairs and the possibility to work on a wide range of policies;
  • The opportunity to travel in Europe and work in a multicultural environment;
  • A full-time contract package that should evolve into a permanent contract.


Deadline for application: 3 June 2018

If you are interested, please send your cover letter and CV to: Ms Emmanuelle Causse, Director of European Affairs, at

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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