Policy Advisor

IPIFF - International Platform of Insects for Food & Feed

Policy Advisor

IPIFF - International Platform of Insects for Food & Feed

Brussels, Belgium

The Secretariat of IPIFF which is the EU umbrella organisation for the insect production sector for food and/or feed is recruiting a Policy Advisor (m/f).

Do you have background/experience in international policies, economics, law, agronomy, animal or food science? Are you keen on gaining valuable experience in the area of public affairs and work for an innovative & growing sector at European level?

The International Platform of Insects for Food & Feed (IPIFF) is seeking to recruit a Policy Advisor to reinforce its Secretariat in Brussels (the selected candidate should start as from September 2022).

IPIFF is a non-governmental organisation set up to represent the insect production sector at EU level. Its membership includes 82 members, representing insect producing companies research centres specialised in insect production and other actors active along the insect value chain. IPIFF 's mission is to promote the use of insects & insect derived products as top tier source of nutrients for human consumption & animal feed.

Main functions:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of IPIFF advocacy activities and projects in the areas of EU food/feed and environmental policies and legislation;
  • In collaboration with other staff members, coordinate the activities of Members’ Working Groups or ‘internal working fora’ focusing on the above subjects;
  • Produce position papers, fact sheets and/or other relevant policy materials;
  • Monitor European policy and regulatory developments, including through attendance to external meetings and events, that are relevant for the association;
  • Contribute to the IPIFF external and internal communication activities (e.g. support on the drafting of press releases or other communication instruments);
  • Execute other tasks in support of the day-to-day management of the Secretariat.

Education & skills:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in political science, law, economics, food science, agronomy, veterinary/entomology fields, or related disciplines;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the EU institutions and of their work;
  • A native English speaker or equivalent level, both written and spoken. Fluency in other European Union languages is an advantage;
  • Self-starter with a capacity to develop within a fast-paced working environment;
  • Highly organised, with an aptitude in planning effectively to meet deadlines and an ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time;
  • High degree of attention to detail and commitment to quality.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in EU public affairs, preferably acquired within the EU institutions, trade associations or NGOs;
  • Interest in and/or previous knowledge of EU agri-food policies and/or legislations that are directly connected to the IPIFF activities (e.g. EU organic farming and/or animal feed legislation, EU discussions on the setting of environmental performance indicators for food/feed products) and/or of EU funded research programmes is an asset;
  • Proven professional experience in positions with tasks closely related to the ones described above is an advantage;
  • Previous knowledge of international actors (e.g. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) and/or of international standards (e.g. Codex Alimentarius) that are relevant for our sector is also an advantage.

What we offer:

  • A full-time (38 hours per week) role, unlimited period contract under Belgian law (a valid EU working permit is required);
  • Attractive remuneration package (including fringe benefits according to Belgian standards) in accordance with experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your application (CV + motivation letter in English) to Mr Christophe Derrien by e-mail (please use the following email address Christophe.derrien@ipiff.org) by 31 July 2022.

Supporting information such as recommendation letters, writing samples, and online information about previous assignments are welcome.

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