Junior Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Officer


Junior Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Officer

IOFI - International Organization of the Flavor Industry

Brussels, Belgium

Founded in 1969, the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) is the global association representing the industry that creates, produces, and sells flavorings worldwide. With eighteen regional and national associations and eleven major global companies as members, a management staff of scientific and regulatory experts located in Brussels and Washington D.C. and a network of top-notch industry volunteers, IOFI interacts with stakeholders around the world.

To strengthen our team in Brussels we are looking for a Junior Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Officer.

Your tasks:

  • Provide support to the IOFI Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy Teams;
  • Organize committee meetings, ensure proper follow-up of meetings, and accompany different IOFI regulatory and advocacy initiatives;
  • Ensure a thorough monitoring on industry critical regulatory/legislative developments in key markets/regions covering inter alia food flavoring/additive legislation, general food legislation, food ingredient related legislation, and other relevant legislative areas and policy initiatives (e.g., labeling, health and nutrition, and chemical management);
  • Assess relevant developments at Codex Alimentarius level;
  • Develop appropriate membership information (Information Letters, Member Network updates Fact Sheets etc.);
  • Develop advocacy tools/materials (e.g., position papers, holding statements, official IOFI letters, presentation materials) under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs;
  • Respond to membership queries (“regulatory affairs helpdesk” function);
  • Other tasks as assigned by the IOFI Executive Director.

Your profile:

  • Advanced degree (MA) in Law, international relations, public affairs or related areas, or final degree in food or life sciences with a robust regulatory background based on previous work experience;
  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in a comparable position;
  • Experience in the food/ingredients/FMCG sector and/or in a law firm or a legal/regulatory department in the private sector would be a plus;
  • Professional proficiency in English (especially written) – more languages are an asset;
  • Strong expertise in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Power Point and Excel);
  • Excellent planner, organizer, and team player;
  • Engagement, commitment, and hands-on mentality are crucial qualities.

Job offer:

  • A full-time basis contract under Belgian Law;
  • Professional, stimulating, international office environment in Brussels;
  • Competitive remuneration package.

Please send your application to the attention of Mr. Sven Ballschmiede, IOFI Executive Director, under secretariat@iofi.org until 31 May 2024.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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