EuroGeographics is the European Association gathering 60 National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies from 45 countries throughout Europe.
EuroGeographics supports the public good by representing its members’ interests, maintaining networks that help members improve their capabilities and role, and by facilitating access to and use of its members’ geospatial data and services. By providing a single point of contact, we enable government, business and citizens to benefit from their collective expertise, products and services.
In order to strengthen our representation capacities, we are looking for a part-time EU Public Affairs officer.
In our team, we currently have an excellent monitoring and research capacity. We are also able to develop and draft our contribution to or participation in consultations, hearings or other similar initiatives representing our members’ interests. We now want to add to our team one person able to enhance the visibility and relevance of our members vis à vis the EU institutions.
These activities should be carried out in line with the Code of conduct set in the Transparency Register (https://www.europarl.europa.eu/at-your-service/en/transparency/lobby-groups).
The ideal candidate will work towards enhancing the visibility and relevance of our members in seminars, conferences, interest groups, structured digital platforms as well as engaging in any relevant contacts with Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies in particular with the Parliament committees and Intergroups.
He/she will attend relevant meetings and events (identified by our research officer) and voice there the concerns and questions of the members using both positions already established through the internal procedure and corporate communication. As such, most of the working time will be spent in attending meetings and conferences (either physical or digital) and in reporting / liaising with the team and with the members.
Your skills and mindset:
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with a strong sense of diplomacy in order to represent EuroGeographics at the EU Institutions;
- Analytical mind – ability to process and summarize considerable amounts of information;
- An independent character with the capacity to know when to ask for guidance;
- Thrives in a multi-cultural and international environment;
- You are motivated, proactive and autonomous.
- Either a Masters degree in European Public Affairs or initial proven experience in a similar representation position;
- Good understanding of the EU institutional framework ideally gained within the framework of data policies;
- C1 level in English and sound knowledge of French or German, oral and written (our working language is English);
- General IT proficiency in order to be able to work in a distributed environment, where 90% of the tasks are done remotely;
- Having the right to live and work in Belgium.
- A genuine and strong interest in European associations’ activities as well as in geography, geodata information, etc.;
- Experience within a not-for-profit organization is a plus;
- Basic knowledge of European funding rules and programmes;
- Any other European (EU and non-EU) language is a plus.
What we offer:
- This is a part time contract, 20 hours per week though that will depend on the candidate’s experience;
- Salary package based on experience and qualifications;
- Meal vouchers, eco-cheques, group insurance, refund of public transport;
- Dynamic international, multi-cultural, friendly, and talented team, fostering collaborative and supportive culture;
- The possibility to learn and develop a network;
- A work environment where we care for the well-being of our employees;
- Significant autonomy and flexibility in your daily work and schedule;
- Possibility to work as an employee or with a self-employed status according to candidate’s preference.
Please send your application in English (CV and motivation letter describing the relevant experience and linking it to the requirements for this position) to Matina Fuentes –by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating in the subject “EU Public Affairs Officer Application – Full name”.
Applications not meeting the application requirements will not be considered, and due to the expected number of candidatures, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside EuroGeographics, unless specifically authorised by the applicant.
NB: Possibility to telework. The position remains stationed in Belgium.