politjobs job alert EU 2016-51 – Good riddance, 2016

2016 has been a bumpy year for many of us – Brussels and many other cities in and outside Europe faced horrible terror attacks this year – and the latest one just devastated us in Berlin, where 12 people died in the attack of a Christmas market. A founding EU member state voted to leave the Union, and we lost a number of legendary musicians – from Lemmy Kilmister to Leonhard Cohen.

The dimension of each of these incidents hides our view on the good things that happened. The Brussels Schuman station is finally finished, and trains run to and from the airport. A huge achievement in the middle of the usual traffic chaos. The EU has swallowed the shock of Brexit to the extent that rational negotiations, hopefully to the benefit of all, can take place – and we are all still alive, albeit a bit shaky.

2017 will not be an easy year – the challenges ahead: Brexit negotiations, dealing with an erratic US president Donald Trump, the continuous fight against terror and most importantly, finding ways to connect to ordinary citizens and establishing the added value of a European Union in times where its support is crumbling on all ends.

Failing is not the issue – not getting back up is. The politjobs team wishes you a peaceful holiday season and a lot of strength to ensure that 2017 will become a successful year. We will take a break ourselves and will be back in the second week of January. As usual, find the latest jobs and more at politjobs.eu.

A merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Irina Michalowitz – im@politapps.eu


European Geosciences Union (EGU) seeks Science Policy Officer

We are looking to hire a Science Policy Officer to continue developing the EGU’s policy programme, which is aimed at building bridges between geoscientists and European policymakers, engaging the EGU membership with public policy, and informing decision makers about the Earth, planetary and space sciences. (…)

Pantarhei europe seeks EU consultant (healthcare, legal markets)

He/she will manage work for key client accounts; participate in designing public affairs strategies and engagement campaigns; monitor key policy debates in the main European institutions; develop political analysis and advise clients accordingly (…)

European Investment Bank seeks (Senior) Institutional Policy Officer

Role: to develop high-level relations and to facilitate policy dialogue with international financial and other institutions; to follow-up the political decision-making process within an assigned portfolio of institutions and bodies; to represent the Bank in the preparation, negotiation and follow-up of institutional affairs and policies concerning the EIB in order to promote its position and defend its interests in liaison with the concerned Bank’s services and/or the Bank’s governance structure; (…)

American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium seeks Policy Intern

What you will really be doing: Listening to the concerns of our member companies in all interactions with them; drafting policy recommendations for the Belgian Government(s), in collaboration with our Committees; positioning the Chamber as a leading voice in policy discussions on issues that matter to our members. (…)

European Public Health Alliance seeks Agriculture, Food & Trade Campaigner

The campaigner will support EPHA’s Trade for Health and Food, Drink & Agriculture campaigns alongside its members. The campaigner will work closely with the campaign coordinators in decision-making and ensure implementation of decisions and coordination of actions between members, as well as capacity building of EPHA members. (…)

European Chemical Industry Council seeks Public Affairs Manager

He/she will: Contribute to the setting of the advocacy’ objectives and implement the associated strategy plans for a variety of issues. He/she will align with Company members and the Sector Group Managers when needed; Monitor developments, ensure alignment of positions, prepare advocacy materials, contribute to the issue management process and to the advocacy database; (…)

Edeka seeks Head of Brussels Public Affairs Office

Responsibilities: Responsible for the representation and profiling of EDEKA at European level (primarily Brussels) through networking and implementing advocacy plans; Responsible for promoting and enforcing EDEKA-specific positions in the EU law making process by providing well-founded positions, opinions and studies; Steering interest representation, contact management and knowledge exchange within the Brussels-based retail associations (HDE, BVLH, IRE, EuroCommerce);

World Federation of Advertisers seeks Public Affairs Executive

Their main responsibility will be to support WFA’s advocacy work in the field of marketing to children, food and alcohol marketing both with the EU institutions and global organisations, such as the World Health Organisation. This will mean working with some of the world’s biggest brands and help them to address regulatory challenges and sensitive public debates (…)


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