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** Join our team ** – Policy and Advocacy Officer

08 November 2021

We are now looking to hire a full-time enthusiastic Policy and Advocacy Officer to reinforce our Brussels-based office. The selected candidate will join a small dedicated international team currently consisting of four staff members whose respective tasks are highly intertwined. The Coimbra Group Office works closely with CG member universities, the Executive Board, Rectors’ Advisory Group and Working Groups, to fulfill the vision and missions of the association. In its daily activities, the staff also interacts directly with the EU institutions and a range of external partners.  Job description: Coimbra Group Policy and Advocacy Officer Vacancy_2021

Profile and skills:
• Master’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent work experience;
• Successful track record of 3-5 years’ work experience in policy and advocacy work at EU level (e.g. at an EU institution or in academia or at a stakeholder organisation or in a consultancy, etc.);
• Thorough understanding of EU institutions, policy-making processes and funding instruments;
• Good knowledge of higher education, research and innovation issues, notably their European and international dimensions;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills (be confident in engaging with a range of stakeholders, capacity to draft concise effective policy messages, etc.);
• Fluent spoken and written English – other EU languages is an asset;
• Fully computer literate with advanced knowledge of MS Office 365;
• Qualitative and quantitative analytical skills (desirable);
• Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time;
• Team player with a flexible, positive attitude towards work;
• Availability to travel occasionally mainly within Europe;
• Have the right to live and work in Belgium at the time of application.

• Full-time position (38 hours/week) in Brussels under Belgian contract;
• Workplace in central Brussels with easy transport connections;
• One-year fixed term contract initially with the view to becoming permanent;
• Competitive remuneration package in line with experience and skills;
• Multicultural working environment;
• Reports to the Office Director.

Starting date: January 2022.

How to apply:
Please e-mail your application in English (short CV and motivation letter + 2 references) to Ms Emmanuelle Gardan, Director,    info@coimbra-group.eu , quoting in the subject line: ‘CG PAO position – your name and surname’.

Deadline for applications: Friday 19th November 2021. Interviews will start the week after.