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Project Officer, Energy & Sustainability
The Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) is looking for a Project Officer for its Energy & Sustainability practice, starting this summer. The position is based in Brussels (Avenue Louise/Abbaye de la Cambre) and a competitive package is on offer to the right candidate. The Project Officer will have the opportunity to grow in the role, with career development opportunities matching increased responsibilities as part of a growing team.
To apply for this position, send your CV and a short cover letter to Albéric Mongrenier at email@example.com with ‘Project Officer [Name of the applicant]’ in the subject line by 22 July 2020. Please note that we will start interviewing applicants from 1 July and therefore encourage you to submit your application before the final deadline.
CERRE is a European think tank specialised in research on regulation across the energy, mobility, tech, media and telecom sectors. The independence of our work and our cross-sector, multi-disciplinary approach make us a trusted partner for all stakeholders at European and national levels. Our members include major operators and regulators from across these industries, as well as renowned academic centres.
Some of our core issues: EU Green Deal; Carbon Markets; EU Industrial Strategy; Sustainable digitalisation; Greening & digitalisation of Mobility; Competition and regulation of the platform economy; Data governance; Telecom transformation; etc.
Join a leading, influential European think thank whose work focuses on designing fit-for-purpose regulation for the green and digital “twin transition”.
Contribute to the work of a growing, dynamic multinational team on a diverse range of projects across sectors, and play an active role in shaping our strategy and daily work.
Develop solid communications skills backed by in-depth knowledge of hot policy issues, their drivers and impact on business and consumers.
Get exposure to seasoned academics and senior public and private sector stakeholders at both European and national level.
We are looking for a driven, dynamic young professional with 2+ years of experience in policymaking and public affairs, and a versatile skill set:
- Excellent communication and networking skills, ability to pitch complex ideas and concepts clearly and efficiently to a wide range of stakeholders.
- Appetite for and good understanding of the EU policymaking process and hot policy issues driving the agenda, particularly in energy & sustainability (knowledge of mobility and/or tech a plus).
- Proactive team player, solution-oriented, ready to take responsibility for your work and to help others.
- Great organisational and project management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively under deadline pressure.
- Excellent command of written & spoken English (other languages a plus), analytical with a keen eye for detail.
As a Project Officer, you will work with the CERRE secretariat and academics on the following:
Planning & driving streams of research with CERRE directors and academics:
- EU policy monitoring, especially as regards on-going research focus.
- Identifying priority policy issues with our academic team and members to devise new work streams and projects.
- Proactively pursuing contacts to expand the scope of our work – new members, institutional contacts, academic colleagues, and areas of research.
Planning and coordinating the delivery of multiple research projects throughout their entire lifecycle:
- Presenting and pitching projects to members and other stakeholders.
- Defining and coordinating delivery timelines for each project.
- Organising and running project meetings & conference calls, draft minutes.
- Ensuring the quality of research reports, proof-reading/editing.
- Managing project administration (e.g. overseeing budgets, preparing contracts, etc.).
Contributing to dissemination activities with our communications team:
- Organising and facilitating project-related and other types of high-level events/meetings with members, EU policymakers & other stakeholders.
- Working on project-related communication campaigns, including press outreach and stakeholder mapping.
- Drafting and preparing communications materials for newsletters, annual report, website, social media, etc.
- Devising new types of events and communication activities to increase the impact of our work.