JOB VACANCY: Digital Sustainability Policy Officer or Manager
We are looking for a Policy Officer or Managerto support the association’s Digital Sustainability Policy Group. Deadline to apply: 2 December 2022.
DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe. We stand for a regulatory environment that enables European businesses and citizens to prosper from digital technologies. We wish Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world’s best digital talents and technology companies.
DIGITALEUROPE’s Digital Sustainability Policy Group covers four big sustainability policy areas that are internally divided into four Working Groups: chemicals, eco-design, waste and responsible business conduct. Working Groups focus on technical ICT product compliance topics in the field of sustainability (EU regulatory product policy framework). To support colleagues working in these areas, we are looking for a full-time Policy Officer orManager (permanent contract, depending on the candidate’s experience).
As the leading trade association in the field of digital technologies and digitalising industries, we are looking for a motivated, pro-active candidate who is full of ideas that can help drive the organisation forward. You will join a dynamic, diverse, fun, and respectful international work environment with opportunities to further grow and develop.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Manage and coordinate the daily work of the Working Groups.
Drive consensus in the group and support in the development of position papers and other materials, including research and analysis.
Monitor EU and national policy developments of relevance.
Prepare and implement outreach and communication activities, build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders.
Required competencies and skills
Three to five years’ work experience in a policy, advocacy or government role, preferably in environmental policy
Having an interest in technical product compliance and governance
Knowledge of the EU decision-making processes and key stakeholders
Fluent in English both written and spoken – other languages are an asset
Strong integrity and organisational skills
Being able to set clear priorities and drive towards concrete results, based on consensus among a diverse membership
Ability to synthesise policy documents, identifying relevant key points, facts and statistics to help explain complex policy topics to broad audiences in a concise way.
Willingness to work in a fast-paced and culturally diverse environment, with competing priorities and workloads.
Familiarity with ICT/digital sector is an asset.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send a CV and a short motivation letter by 2 December 2022 at the latest via this application form.
Based on the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The expected starting date is foreseen for January 2023.