We are currently looking for an EU Affairs Project Manager/Policy Adviser (maternity cover, but with a view to permanent employment) for our General Secretariat in Brussels, starting as soon as possible.

Main tasks

The new colleague shall be working on her/his own initiative under the guidance of the Secretary General as well as assisting him in the following areas:

Project Manager part

  • Identification and analysis of calls for proposals by the European Commission (and in particular DG EMPL) relevant to European-level trade union organisations and social partners
  • Elaboration and submission of proposals, covering both the content and financing of projects
  • Implementation and execution of projects from start to finish, including carrying out conferences, commissioning publications and studies, handling required budgetary reporting obligations, etc.

Policy Adviser part

  • Managing and further developing one of the organisation’s sector-specific portfolios, and in this context:
  • Monitoring activities and developments in the EU institutions and the stakeholder community
  • Drafting background documents and policy briefings for the organisation
  • Developing issue-specific policy positions, papers and consultation responses
  • Initiating, planning and implementing events
  • Representing the organisation internally and externally

Desired profile

  • University degree, preferably in European or international affairs, politics, economics or law
  • At least 2 years of EU-related professional experience
  • Stated relevant expertise in project management
  • Knowledge of EU decision-making
  • Experience or strong motivation to work in the area of EU social policy/social dialogue/trade unionism
  • Excellent English language skills. Very good skills in other languages, especially German and/or Italian, would be an asset
  • Interest in public services and/or taxation and tax justice would be an asset
  • Strong sense of initiative
  • Good analytical and drafting skills, strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a small, multinational and mutually supportive team

Candidates are invited to send a CV and a cover letter including their salary expectations and their possible starting date to [email protected] by May 21 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.