European Environmental Bureau
The EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL BUREAU, a federation of more than 140 environmental citizens’ organisations based in Brussels has a vacancy for a POLICY OFFICER on Climate and Energy.
The Policy Officer will be based at the EEB headquarters in Brussels and will report to the EEB Policy Director.
She/he will focus on climate and energy issues with particular emphasis on the review and revision of the F-Gas Regulation. Other tasks will include work on the implementation and review of the Energy Efficiency Directive in addition to tracking developments on EU climate policy in general.
The successful candidate will:
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the relevant topics and carry out specific in-depth research where required;
- Lead the formulation of EEB policy and strategy on the relevant topics and draft EEB positions;
- Advocate before policymakers on administrative and legislative matters, including before the European Commission, European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and Member States;
- Network with EEB members to promote activities to influence EU decision-making in the relevant fields, in particular coordinating the EEB Working Groups on F-Gases and Energy Savings;
- Collaborate, coordinate and exchange information with actual and potential partners (e.g. Green 10, Coalition for Energy Savings, Green Budget Europe);
- Publicly present and defend EEB’s positions, including with the media, in collaboration with the Policy Director and the Press and Publications Officer; and
- Provide input to general EEB documents and processes (e.g. memoranda to Presidencies, reports to EEB Board, relevant web pages, etc).
Qualities and Experiences sought:
- Have a relevant academic degree (additional work experience may be accepted in lieu of this);
- Have at least two years of work experience with EU environmental policy, preferably but not necessarily with NGOs, including analysis and formulation of policy;
- Have in-depth familiarity with climate and energy issues and a good understanding of key elements of EU environmental legislative processes;
- Be capable of understanding and presenting, in written and oral form, the key scientific, economic and legal dimensions of the relevant topics;
- Have a sound grasp of the operation of EU institutions and EU environmental law;
- Have good communications and networking skills;
- Speak and write English fluently, with fluency in other EU languages being considered an asset;
- Be well organized and able to work independently and as part of a team;
- Be prepared to work outside normal office hours if necessary and to travel at short notice.
- a gross monthly salary of € 3,209 plus benefits (holiday bonus, 13th month, pension scheme, luncheon vouchers);
- a dynamic working environment.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Probationary period: 6 months
Applications should include a CV, a letter of motivation
and your response to the annexed questionnaire.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com,
for the attention of Isabel de Jesus, EEB Finance and Personnel Manager,
by close of business on 22 August 2012.
Please clearly mark: “Energy/Climate Policy Officer”
Interviews will be held on 3 or 4 September 2012.
Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs received,
ONLY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW WILL RECEIVE A REPLY.
European Environmental Bureau
Boulevard de Waterloo, 34, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 289 10 90; Fax: +32 (0)2 289 10 99
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Website: http://www.eeb.org
Application form questions
In your own words, please provide brief responses to the following questions. You should not exceed 2 sides of A4 in responding to both questions.
The purpose of these questions is to help gauge the candidates knowledge of the policy issues and to get a sense of a candidate's communications skills.
1) What do you think are the benefits of a phase-out of F-Gases as opposed to a phase down under a new F-Gas Regulation?
2) The EU’s recently adopted Energy Efficiency Directive will already be revised in 2014. What do you think EEB should do to ensure that in this revision binding targets for Member States will be adopted?