29 Jun 2021

VACANCY: Sustainability Policy Officer

Sustainability Policy Officer

Seeking Policy Officer for managing product compliance issues

Apply before 25th July 2021

 

About DIGITALEUROPE

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 has a long-standing experience in coordinating and participating in a large number of European and privately funded projects. Our current project work focuses primarily on providing digital skills development opportunities to European citizens and upskilling the European workforce. In many of these initiatives, DIGITALEUROPE’s role lies in communication and stakeholder outreach/engagement.

 


Job Description

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 (permanent contract).

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

  • Together with other colleagues, 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

  • Master level university education with first work experience in EU affairs, preferably in environmental policy

  • Has 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

  • A proven track record of drafting positions papers, articles and speeches

  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines

  • Strong integrity and the ability to prioritize and focus

  • Self-driven and organised

  • Flawless in administration

  • Familiarity with ICT/digital sector is an asset

 


Contact

Interested candidates should send a CV and a short motivation letter via this page by 25 July 2021 at the latest.

Based on the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, expected to occur over the summer. The expected starting date is foreseen for September.

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Policy Paper 20 Jul 2021
Ten priorities for the EU-US Trade and Technology Council – a partnership that can deliver
Policy Paper 06 Jul 2021
Joint industry recommendations for effective harmonised standardisation
Policy Paper 30 Jun 2021
DIGITALEUROPE’s observations for Gaia-X’s policy rules consultation
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