Vacancy – Policy Adviser

 

About

Europex is a not-for-profit association of European energy exchanges with 28 members. It represents the interests of exchange-based wholesale electricity, gas and environmental markets, focuses on developments of the European regulatory framework for wholesale energy trading and provides a discussion platform at European level.

Job description

The successful candidate will work on a full-time basis in the Europex Secretariat in Brussels and will be part of a small, dynamic team. She/he will report directly to the Secretary General and will facilitate effective communications with internal and external stakeholders. She/he will support the working groups of the Association and will manage back office activities with a high level of independence.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Monitoring of regulatory developments in the relevant policy fields;
  • Drafting of presentations, position papers, consultation responses, press releases, newsletters, regular reports;
  • Providing direct support to the working groups, including advice on content, structuring of workflows, facilitating common positions, providing minutes, etc.
  • Event organisation for internal and external meetings;
  • Participation in external events related to energy trading;
  • Regular updates of the Association’s website, the intranet and social media.

Profile

  • Completed higher education in a related field (energy, economics, finance, European studies, political science) with an additional 3-5 years of relevant work experience as a minimum;
  • Advanced knowledge about the functioning of the European institutions; knowledge of exchange- based energy trading and financial services regulation is desirable;
  • Strong drafting skills and an excellent command of English; French and/or Dutch and/or other languages are a plus;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to adjust technical content to different target groups and different media;
  • Familiarity with budgeting and capability to manage financial matters responsibly;
  • Independent work style, attention to detail;
  • Good IT skills, including an excellent command of MS Office programmes and other end-user IT tools; experience with WordPress is a plus;
  • Flexibility for occasional travel.

Offer

  • A full-time one-year position under Belgian law with the option to convert to a permanent contract thereafter.
  • A competitive remuneration package – the financial compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications and skills of the successful candidate;
  • An international and multicultural work environment in an exciting and dynamic policy field;
  • Possibility of professional trainings;
  • Starting date: as soon as possible.

Application

Please send your CV and a comprehensive cover letter to jobs@europex.org. The deadline for applications is Friday, 15 November 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline.

 

 

 

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