Technical Officer

FEAD - European Waste Management Association

Technical Officer

FEAD - European Waste Management Association

Brussels, Belgium

To work on environment and waste-related issues, to start ASAP.

Based in the heart of Brussels, close to the EU Institutions, FEAD, the European Waste Management Association, offers you the opportunity to work with a European trade association representing the waste and resource management industry.

The successful candidate, reporting to the General Secretary, will focus on technical issues, with a particular emphasis on EU environment and waste-related law, internal market, and competition. The European Green Deal with its Circular Economy roadmap is the new growth strategy for the EU. Therefore, several EU legislative acts will be revised to create a new green economy in Europe. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this new and exciting challenge.

Task and responsibilities:

  • Collecting, analysing, reviewing and disseminating information on policy areas relevant to FEAD members as well as providing the FEAD team with regular updates;
  • Monitoring EU policy developments and contributing to strategic policy analysis for members particularly related to chemicals, hazardous waste, interface between chemicals, products and waste, REACH, CLP, list of hazardous characteristics at Basel Convention, IED, textiles;
  • Co-ordination and organisation of FEAD Committee meetings: Material Recovery, Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Landfill, Energy Recovery;
  • Drafting position papers, voting recommendations, briefing notes, and other policy material through negotiation with the members;
  • Identifying relevant stakeholders and establishing effective relationships;
  • Implementing advocacy actions based on adopted priorities;
  • Representing the association in formal and informal meetings and reporting to the Secretary General and to the members;
  • Together with your colleagues you will help in the preparation and delivery of speeches and presentations, actively participate in the organisation of internal and external events and related communication actions.

Requirements:

  • Scientific/technical background, preferably in environmental & industrial topics/waste management policies;
  • Knowledge of EU environmental law, as well as having knowledge of the EU institutions and procedures would be an advantage;
  • English (fluent), other language skills are an asset;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to take initiatives and adapt in a small and highly motivated team;
  • Ability to work effectively on different topics and prioritise workload within a given timeframe.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary based on the level of experience, coupled with various benefits;
  • A full-time contract under Belgian law;
  • A positive working atmosphere within a small team and international environment.

For more information about FEAD and our work, please visit our website: https://fead.be/.

If this position interests you, please send your curriculum vitae and motivation letter specifying your salary expectation to: recruitment@fead.be. Clearly state your ‘full name – Technical Officer' in the subject line, and kindly also indicate your full name in the attached documents. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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