Policy Coordinator

Policy Coordinator

IFOAM Organics Europe

Brussels, Belgium

RESPONSABILITIES

Pesticides and natural inputs (70%):

  • Advocate for developments within agricultural and environmental legislation;
  • Research, identify and analyse relevant legislative developments in the agriculture, food and environmental policy fields, with a focus on pesticides, natural inputs, non-toxic environment, nutrient management, etc.;
  • Draft IFOAM OE position papers and advocacy material, as well as press releases and articles for both external and internal communication;
  • Coordinate IFOAM OE internal expert group on plant protection products and fertilisers, analyse feedback from IFOAM OE members and integrate results of internal consultations into positions;
  • Effectively communicate policy activities and political developments to IFOAM OE internal structures and members;
  • Advocate for relevant policy changes towards EU institutions;
  • Liaise with researchers to develop studies to support the advocacy work;
  • Coordinate input and participate to DG SANTE expert group meetings on pesticides;
  • Coordinate input and participate to EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) stakeholders’ meetings;
  • Coordinate and implement a new IFOAM OE project on pesticides residues.

Contribute to the coordination and implementation of IFOAM Organics Europe projects (30%):

  • Coordinate and implement the RELACS project activities related to science-practice-policy dialogue and development of policy recommendations. Reporting to Research & Innovation Manager and Policy Manager;
  • Liaise with relevant project partners;
  • Organise meetings and workshops and produce minutes and reports with the projects results when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in (organic) agriculture, agronomy, bioengineering, biology or related studies;
  • First experience in an NGO, farm advisory service, research institute or public authority (minimum 2-3 years) and relevant work or research experience;
  • Knowledge in pesticides, chemistry, or biology;
  • Knowledge of organic farming.

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