Organization Hiring:European Environmental Bureau
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.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the relevant topics and carry out specific indepth research where required;
• Lead the formulation of EEB policy and strategy on the relevant topics and draft
• 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
• 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; 2
• 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.
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