EASPD is looking for a junior profile to join the EASPD’s headquarters in Brussels. The Junior Policy Officer will work directly with and under the supervision of EASPD’s Policy Manager and in close cooperation with other members of the Policy team. The work would involve covering a broad variety of topics:
- The European Pillar on Social Rights and its implementation through the European semester, and the Social Scoreboard
- EU policies and activities impacting the funding and financing of social services (EU Investment Plan, EU Structural Funds, Public Procurement, etc).
- The implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, primarily through European and International Policy Frameworks
- European initiatives in the field of inclusive employment, education and early childhood intervention
The junior profile will be expected to:
- Coordinate EASPD’s work related to the European Semester and the European Pillar on Social Rights including the management of a dedicated taskforce
- Develop Policy Papers, briefings, articles and reports on several of the aforementioned policy areas
- Organise policy events at national and European level
- Monitor and other lobbying activities towards the European institutions
- Assist in the management and administration of European projects
- Attend and represent EASPD at external meetings in Brussels and abroad.
Persons with disabilities are particularly welcome to apply for the position.
- University Master’s degree in Human Rights, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Business Studies or similar degree.
- Past professional experience in the field of European affairs is welcomed.
- Proven experience and good understanding of policy analysis and policy making processes (in particular in the aforementioned Policy Topics (2.)
- Experience in the organisation of policy and/or project events
- Experience in the drafting of policy and briefing papers, coordinating input from members
- A basic understanding of and commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, its principles and what it means for care and support providers
- Excellent oral and written skills in English (other languages are an asset)
- Proven ability to work successfully both independently and in a team
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
Terms of the contract
- 38 hours / week based in Brussels (BE)
- Remuneration according to the sectorial regulations
- Available as soon as possible
- Candidates should send their CV and motivation letter to Ms Sabrina Ferraina firstname.lastname@example.org. The motivation letter should concisely describe how the candidate responds to each of the skills required in no longer than 2 pages.
- The deadline for applications is 24th October 2018. Interviews will take place on the 30th October 2018 either in person (preferably) or via Skype.
- Due to the number of applications we expect to receive only selected candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.
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