Policy Officer

CED - Council of European Dentists

 

 

 

 

Policy Officer

          CED - Council of European Dentists

Brussels, Belgium

European Affairs Recruitment Specialists (EARS) have been tasked by CED to recruit a Policy Officer to join their Brussels team.

About the role

The Council of European Dentists (CED) is looking for a Policy Officer for its secretariat in Brussels. This position is intended to be a full-time (38 hours per week) permanent position, starting as soon as possible, preferably in September 2019.

The holder of the post will be responsible for monitoring, analysing and reporting on EU legislation, drafting position papers, assisting in the organisation of CED events, and providing information and other services to the CED membership. In addition, the Policy Officer will support lobbying by CED members, will assist in maintaining links with EU Institutions and stakeholder organisations in Brussels and will be responsible for CED communications.

Tasks and responsibilities

Policy monitoring, reporting and analysis:

  • Monitoring EU policy: monitoring agendas and publication of initiatives, attendance and reporting from hearings and meetings;
  • Reporting and analysis of political, legislative and regulatory developments and their impact on CED interests;
  • Drafting CED policy documents, speeches and articles.

Member Services:

  • Handling general member requests, with support from the Secretary General;
  • Sharing with the Secretary General and the Office Manager the responsibility for organisation of CED statutory and other meetings;
  • Being responsible for taking minutes at CED Board and General Meetings.

Lobbying and networking:

  • Sharing with the Secretary General the responsibility for supporting lobbying by CED members and for building and maintaining links with EU institutions and national representatives in Brussels;

Communications:

  • Main responsibility for CED communications activities, with support from the Secretary General.

Required qualifications and experiences

  • University degree in law, political science or related field;
  • At least 3 years of work experience, preferably in an EU Institution or a European professional association;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, and good French and/or German would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with EU policy in areas of health, eHealth, internal market, mutual recognition of professional qualifications and experience with communications activites would be useful.

The holder of the post will be expected to quickly assume a high degree of responsibility. Applicants should therefore be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to assume a high degree of responsibility;
  • Demonstrate an ability to work alone and in a small team;
  • Well developed analytical skills;
  • Good organisational skills – organisation of Working Group meetings, Task Forces, General Meetings, Board meetings, public events;
  • Good communications skills;
  • Good political judgment;
  • Good knowledge of EU legislative process and lobbying;
  • Excellent drafting skills.

Work will require some international travel within the EU. In addition, candidates should be eligible to work in Belgium.

How to apply

EARS – European Affairs Recruitment Specialists is exclusively dealing with this recruitment for CED, so please do not address the CED team independently.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to info@theears.eu by 1 August 2019. Please specify in the subject of your email: Application – CED – Policy Officer.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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