EurEau - European Federation of National Association of Water Services

Policy Advisor

EurEau - European Federation of National Association of Water Services

Brussels, Belgium

EurEau is looking for a Policy Advisor to join our Brussels-based team.

EurEau is the European Association of Water Services representing the water & waste water operators from 33 countries at EU level. Through 70.000 utilities – reflecting the full diversity of the European water and sanitation services – EurEau’s members collectively provide water services to more than 500 million people.

PROFILE

  • A university degree or equivalent in economics, law, environment or another relevant field;
  • At least 3 years’ demonstrable experience in European policy development, ideally in the water sector;
  • Knowledge and experience of the EU institutions and the EU decision-making process;
  • Fluent English, additional European languages are an asset;
  • Outstanding communication skills; ability to produce high quality written documents for different audiences, ease with speaking in public is a must;
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with stakeholders and experts.

FONCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As part of the our international team, you will report to the Secretary General;
  • You will work in close cooperation with experts from EurEau member organisations to advance and strengthen Europe’s water legislation;
  • This involves monitoring European legislation and its implementation, analysing legislative proposals, official documents and studies linked to relevant topics;
  • Negotiating water sector positions that reflect our united voice is vital; you should be able to demonstrate experience of building consensus;
  • Developing and executing strategies to advocate EurEau’s position to decision makers, media, stakeholders and within the international network of the organisation;
  • You will actively contribute to the drafting of EurEau’s publications and support your colleagues with relevant tasks within the organisation.

EurEau will issue a full time Belgian contract with up to 2 days/week of remote working. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION

If this position interests you, please send your application letter and CV (2 pages) as soon as possible.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2024, 23:59 CET. Interviews will take place soon after this deadline, with the successful applicant starting early 2025.

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