Social Policy Advisor

14/11/2019
Location: Brussels
Contract type: Maternity Cover
Location: Brussels
 
Contract type: Maternity Cover (6 months)
 
Please send your CV and motivation letter to jobs@amfori.org
 
Your role
You will be part of our multi-national Government Affairs team and report directly to the Policy and Government Affairs Manager. 
 
Challenges
Increase the engagement of members on social issues to ensure that amfori policy positions are representative of our members.
Coordinate with colleagues from within Public Affairs and other functions to ensure consistency of messaging / positions. 
Develop and maintain partnerships with key external stakeholders and policymakers. 
Build a reputation for amfori as a centre of intelligence on social issues.
 
Responsibilities:
Monitor EU and Member State policy / regulatory initiatives pertaining to social issues (human and labour rights, supply chain due diligence, non-financial reporting) which might be of relevance to amfori’s members.
Develop amfori’s positions and draft articles, statements, speeches, e-content, etc. on social issues.
Build and maintain networks with stakeholders from government, international institutions, business associations and others to advance the position of amfori on social issues. 
Liaise with amfori’s EMEA network to ensure coordination of advocacy messaging and to seek regular exchange of info on latest developments. 
Coordinate the activities of the Sustainability Policy Project Group. 
 
Experience
Degree in law, international relations or political sciences 
At least 5 years' experience in a similar position and proven track record of drafting positions papers, articles and speeches
Good understanding of EU institutions, their functioning and decision-making processes
Native English speaker or equivalent, with excellent communication and drafting skills, able to synthesize and translate complex issues topics into sound political messages
Other languages are an asset
Flexibility and ability to shift priorities to accommodate urgent deadlines
Team player with a strong work ethic, spirit of initiative and a can-do attitude
Excellent networking skills

This position is based in Brussels. This position is Maternity cover from mid-February to mid- September.