Policy and Advocacy Officer

Policy and Advocacy Officer

COFACE Families Europe

Brussels, Belgium

COFACE Families Europe is looking for a full-time Policy and Advocacy officer (permanent contract, full time).

Position Summary

The Policy and Advocacy Officer will be in charge of monitoring policy and legislation in the fields of employment and social rights, providing a strong voice for families in key EU legislative and non-legislative processes. The officer will liaise with the EU institutions and members of COFACE in these areas, and more specifically covering work-life balance, tackling poverty, migration. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an international, inspiring, and friendly workplace.

Main responsibilities

  • Coordinate and further develop COFACE policy expertise and advocacy initiatives in the areas of employment and social rights;
  • Monitor EU developments on work-life balance (leaves, flexible working, telework, family-friendly workplaces), tackling poverty (child guarantee, right to energy, minimum income/benefits), migration (families on the move, and social supports to new migrants);
  • Draft policy statements and positions based on members’ input;
  • Contribute to/Develop advocacy strategies and consolidate relations with EU/international institutions and agencies;
  • Participate, lead and create alliances and working groups, with NGOs and other stakeholders, at EU level and in liaison with national members and COFACE Director;
  • Represent COFACE in events, alliances and high-level European conferences;
  • Build bridges between research and policy. Develop and manage small-scale research projects;
  • Advise members on key EU policy developments, threats, and opportunities for family organisations;
  • Consolidate and expand networks with EU and national level policy and decision-makers, social partners, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders;
  • Some travel is required.

Skills and qualifications required

  • Master’s degree in political sciences, law, economics, EU affairs, or any related fields and at least 3 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience and knowledge of EU affairs and working with EU institutions;
  • Strong interest in the work of civil society in the field of employment and social rights, and more specifically work-life balance, anti-poverty and migration;
  • Ability to think strategically, excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, interest in proactive networking, and a problem-solving attitude are essential;
  • Understanding of the functioning of membership-based civil society organisations is desirable;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English. Additional languages are a plus;
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in public speaking, giving presentations at high-level events;
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to make complex messages accessible to COFACE members and to a wider audience;
  • Ability to work autonomously in a small team;
  • Ability to manage a complex workload, to plan and prioritise.

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