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Wind Europe

Advisor – Energy & Climate Change – Policy Division

WindEurope

Brussels, Belgium

Start: as soon as possible

WindEurope (formerly EWEA, the European Wind Energy Association) is the voice of the wind industry - actively promoting wind power on behalf of member organizations in Europe and worldwide. Our resources are focused on policy activities, lobbying and supporting our members www.windeurope.org.

The Advisor works in the Advocacy & Messaging Team (Policy Division). More specifically, the Advisor is responsible for the implementation of advocacy actions on climate and energy as well as support WindEurope’s international activities, including but not limited to non-EU markets, UNFCCC, etc.

Main Responsibilities:

Advocacy & Messaging

  • Develop, strengthen and broaden an extensive advocacy network across the EU institutions, national authorities, international organisations and other stakeholders;
  • Formulate policy recommendations for decision makers in order to improve political and legal frameworks for wind energy, especially at EU-level;
  • Write policy positions papers, reports, presentations and general materials;
  • Participate in external events and perform presentations to promote and disseminate WindEurope's messages to external audiences;
  • Participate and actively contribute to WindEurope events;
  • Answer external stakeholders queries related to his/her area of expertise, policies and other wind energy related topics or WindEurope work.

Business Intelligence:

  • Collect technical information on his/her area of expertise;
  • Develop WindEurope Business Intelligence products and services on his/her area of expertise and contribute and improve other products and services.

Membership

  • Coordinate the technical content information of one or more WindEurope Working Groups and Task Forces;
  • Advise WindEurope members on relevant policy and industry developments at national and EU level;
  • Implement and execute membership services in line with WindEurope objectives and strategy.

Project Management

  • Contribute with content and participate in EU funded projects.

Budget

  • Follow WindEurope procedures and systems in place for effective management of the budget assigned to his/her division or function.

Required Qualifications:

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in relations with European institutions, preferably around renewable energy.

Education:

  • Master’s degree in political science/law/economics and/or environment/energy.

Personal skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong technical knowledge on energy and climate policy;
  • Sound knowledge of the EU institutions and decision-making processes;
  • Able to deliver under highly time-constrained situations;
  • Discretion;
  • Proactive and flexible;
  • Able to have both a helicopter view and an attention to detail;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to engage at a high level.

Language skills:

  • Fluent English is mandatory;
  • All other languages are an asset.

Offer:

  • Competitive package;
  • Challenging, international and enthusiastic environment;
  • An opportunity to learn more about the wind energy sector while gaining working experience in a dynamic organisation.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter by 3 March 2017 to jobs@windeurope.org with reference code: WindEurope/2017/04.

Note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the deadline.

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