EU Policy Consultant

EU Policy Consultant

ZOE Institute for Future-fit Economies

Cologne or Remote, Germany

Key Responsibilities

As part of a motivated and impact-driven team you will carry out a variety of tasks, including:

  • Stakeholder and network management and mapping of our network of partner organisations, and policy-makers network
  • Building relationships with policy-makers at the EU and Member State level
  • Monitor key policy processes in the Commission, Parliament, Council, and with Member States related to our key priority areas, and coordinate this work across multiple different teams
  • Development and writing of policy-briefs and advocacy material targeting mid- to high-level policymakers in the European Commission and Member States
  • Coordination between different teams and projects on their different policy intervention strategies
  • Facilitation and moderation of workshops, discussions, and events

The specific set of priority tasks and responsibilities will be decided together based on the list above and the selected candidate's specific background and skills.

Whom we are looking for

We are looking for people that share our core principles: value orientation, sustainability, agility, self- responsibility, and flat hierarchies. Your profile would include the following skills, background, and knowledge:

  • Strong expertise in the EU policy-making process including internal decision-making processes and the policy cycle
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in policy consulting, advocacy, as a policymaker or in comparable fields
  • At least 2 years of experience of monitoring policy processesand mapping policy developments and timelines, or coordinating this process
  • Strategic thinking capabilities to design projects for impact
  • Excellent relationship building and networking skills with people in the policy arena at all levels and existing contacts within the EU policy-making landscape
  • Good communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) when explaining research results to a non-expert audience
  • Capability to work on several projects in parallel and to work with ease also across projects
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; also working capability in German and/or French is preferable

In addition, some of the following competencies fit well into our team, but are not a requirement: Master’s degree in economics, political economy, EU policy and governance or equivalent policy- making knowledge and skills acquired through other demonstrable means; and knowledge of participative and co-creative processes such as design thinking.

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