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EU Policy Officer

  • AREFLH
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • AREFLH
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: s.general@areflh.org


PRESENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION:

The Assembly of European Fruit, Vegetable and Horticultural Regions (AREFLH) is an association that represents the voice of fruit, vegetable and horticultural producing regions and their producer organisations in Europe.

AREFLH's aim is to represent and defend the economic and social interests of the regions and fruit and vegetable producers before the European authorities.

It is a platform for exchanging experience and best practice, with the aim of encouraging partnerships and joint action between the regions and professional organisations.

Through the European policies of the fruit and vegetable CMO, promotion, research & innovation and territorial development, AREFLH actively contributes to supporting regional production and economies.

MAIN TASKS OF THE POST:

Policy analysis

  • Foresight monitoring on various issues (Green Deal, Farm to Fork, CAP, CMO for fruit and vegetables, promotion and consumption of F&V, research and innovation, etc.) and news from the European institutions;

  • Regular information from the association's General Secretariat on European policies, position papers, reports, regulations in preparation, calls for tenders and work programmes in the above-mentioned areas;

  • Informing AREFLH members by drafting briefing notes and other summary documents following political negotiations relating to the issues being monitored and on the processes underway at EU level.


Advocacy

  • Drafting of AREFLH position papers;

  • Participation in meetings of the European Commission, the European Parliament and various events to represent the association to European institutions and delegations;

  • Making contact with the relevant European institutions, developing synergies with the representations of the member regions in Brussels, and with European professional and inter-professional agricultural organisations.


Work with AREFLH members

  • Regular exchanges with members;

  • Leading working groups, drafting documents to be used as a basis for discussions between members;

  • Participation in events and meetings organised by the association.


Working as part of the AREFLH administrative team:

The EU Policy Officer will report to the General Secretary of the association and will work with the whole of the administrative team depending on the project.

  • Monitoring calls for tender under European programmes (Horizon Europe, Life and promotion programmes in particular);

  • Follow-up of tasks and administrative management of European projects in which AREFLH is a partner, in collaboration with the General Secretary and the European Projects Officer;

  • Working closely with the Communications Officer: translations and content writing for communications to members and the newsletter.


SKILLS AND QUALITIES REQUIRED:

The successful candidate must :

  • Have a postgraduate degree;

  • Technical and political knowledge of the Green Deal, Farm to Fork and Common Agricultural Policy (desirable);

  • In-depth knowledge of EU institutions and legislative procedures (required);

  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English and French (required). Fluency in Italian or Spanish would be desirable;

  • Ability to analyse and summarise;

  • Team spirit;

  • Be autonomous and rigorous;

  • Ability to be flexible in terms of working hours and allocation of tasks.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Location: Brussels, with occasional travel within Europe for events and meetings;

  • Desired start date: 1er July 2024;

  • Duration: permanent contract;

  • Full-time position (38 hours per week), remuneration according to profile.


HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send their CV and covering letter by email (in French or English) to Pauline Panegos: s.general@areflh.org

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2024.

Due to limited work capacity, only candidates who are invited to an interview will be informed. Interviews will take place in June.
Apply now

Apply for this job

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: s.general@areflh.org

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