Policy Officer (2 Positions)

Carbon Market Watch

Policy Officer (2 Positions)

Carbon Market Watch

Brussels, Belgium

Carbon Market Watch’s mission is to ensure that carbon pricing and other climate policies cut pollution and drive a just transition towards zero-carbon societies. Given the urgency of halting the climate breakdown, we want market-based climate policies to fulfil their promise and be used in wise combination with regulatory and incentivising measures.

Our strengths lie in evidence-based advocacy to improve climate policies, turning complex issues into understandable messages, and helping people understand and influence those policies.

Purpose of the position

We seek two analytical, strategic and enthusiastic policy officers to support:

Our work on international climate policies, with a particular focus on (voluntary) carbon markets and carbon pricing;
OR
Our work on European climate policies, with a particular focus on carbon dioxide removal and negative emissions.

The positions will have a strong focus on policy analysis, research and political communications. The policy officer will report either to the policy director directly or to a thematic lead in the policy team (depending on seniority) while working closely with the entire CMW team.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyse relevant climate policy developments and identify policy recommendations;
  • Write, edit and disseminate information, including research, briefings, and news articles;
  • Coordinate policy positions and campaign strategies with other NGOs and network partners;
  • Liaise and interact with relevant stakeholders like decision-makers, business and industry representatives, researchers and funders;
  • Organise events, webinars and other outreach activities;
  • Actively support and contribute to Carbon Market Watch´s fundraising efforts and reporting requirements.

Previous experience

Successful candidates will have a minimum of three years of relevant experience, but applications from outstanding candidates with less experience will also be considered.

Professional and personal attributes

Ideal candidats should have the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

Required:

  • A strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development;
  • Knowledge of international and/or European political institutions and policymaking;
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills, drafting of briefing papers and experience with climate change policy analysis;
  • Comfort with research projects and organising analytical processes;
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly with team members;
  • Ability and willingness to build networks among a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication, writing and organisational skills;
  • Fully proficient spoken and written English. Other languages (especially French and Spanish) are a strong advantage;
  • Residence in Belgium and ability to work in/from our office in Brussels (generally two days per week combined with home-working).

Desirable:

  • Expertise in at least two of the following fields:
    • For the international policy position: carbon pricing, voluntary carbon markets, compliance markets, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement;
    • For the European policy position: carbon removals (biological and technological), EU Emissions Trading System, industrial policy, agricultural and land-use policy.
  • Experience of working in an international or European organisation, or in a relevant advocacy role (NGOs, think-tanks, industry…);
  • Proven experience in writing and editing policy and communication outputs, and adapting messages to different audiences (political, technical, media).

What we offer

  • A full time, one year contract under Belgian law with the possibility of extension to a permanent contract;
  • A competitive remuneration package in line with Brussels NGO standards: salary range from €3370 to €3790 gross/month, depending primarily on years of experience; 13th month, cheques repas, mobile phone package, local public transport pass, home-working allowance, and five days extra-legal holidays;
  • An exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, friendly, expert team;
  • Starting date: October 2022 (as early as possible).

Application process

Qualified applicants should send their CV and a motivation letter, both in a single pdf document clearly marked with their name, to this link. The application should outline your motivation, skills, areas of interest and availability.

Deadline to submit your application: 22 August 2022. Interviews will take place in the week of 29 August 2022, online or in our office.

Your application will be acknowledged, but we will not respond to individual enquiries and only get back to candidates for interview. We are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our organisation and strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and minorities to apply.

For more information about Carbon Market Watch, visit www.carbonmarketwatch.org.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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