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EU Public Affairs Consultant (m/w/d)

Nove | Public Affairs and Communication 3-5y Mid Level  Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 28 Okt 2019

Job Description

About Nove

Nove is an advisory agency in public affairs and communication in Brussels. We guide our clients in their interactions with the EU institutions and relevant stakeholders.

Our story is one of entrepreneurship and trust. We know our success is contingent on our ability to distinguish ourselves through the quality of our services, the ingenuity of our ideas, and our commitment to clients. This conviction that each client matters shapes our strategies and is visible in our work.

EU Public Affairs Consultant (m/w/d)

About the job

NOVE is looking to recruit a bright and resourceful Consultant as we continue to expand. Our team already represents a unique mix of talents, expertise, and nationalities – could you be the ingredient that takes it to the next level?

This is an ideal role for a smart, motivated individual who is passionate about public affairs and communications and willing to work in a sometimes intense but always collaborative environment.

The position requires initiative, creativity, attention to detail, the ability to learn quickly and to adapt to various dynamics, the capacity to work under pressure and tight deadlines, as well as great communication skills.

You should relish the challenges of handling a mix of public affairs and communications activities across various sectors, including information and communications technology (ICT), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), healthcare and energy/environment. We expect flexibility from you and, in return, we promise a truly collegial approach to reaching the high standards that our clients have come to expect.

This is a long-term opportunity starting as of early 2020.

Role and responsibilities

As a Consultant at NOVE, you will provide support and advice to leading corporations and associations active in the above-mentioned sectors and also contribute to the development of new business opportunities.

Main responsibilities include the following:

  • Actively participating in client meetings and internal account management meetings;
  • Monitoring, gathering intelligence and providing analysis of EU policies and legislation;
  • Managing projects conducted for clients, with the support of more senior and junior staff;
  • Researching and drafting background notes;
  • Attending and reporting on external meetings;
  • Providing support for the organisation of meetings and events;
  • Supporting our business development and marketing strategy.

Qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous work experience of minimum 3 years;
  • Experience in Public Affairs, either in-house or in a consultancy, is a strong asset;
  • Experience in EU Institutions is an asset;
  • Proven knowledge of the EU decision-making process and stakeholder environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of one or more European languages is an asset;
  • Strong collaboration skills and a positive, can-do attitude;
  • Proven project management experience is a requirement.

Application process

Applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter through our website 2nd of December 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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