CBM is looking for a Senior EU Policy Officer to be based in Brussels.


Objective: Under the supervision of the Director of the department for International Advocacy and Alliances (IAA), the post holder will be responsible for leading CBM’s EU advocacy work as an integral part of CBM’s engagement with other international actors.

Main tasks

  • Create an EU advocacy plan which forms part of the broader CBM advocacy work
  • Identify and analyse policy initiatives and processes in order to ensure maximum influence
  • Prepare political analysis and identify ways for CBM to engage in advocacy in its broadest sense
  • Create and maintain a high standard of relations with key EU development and human rights decision-makers, as well as with relevant civil society organisations and non-state actors
  • Organise international meetings and CBM events at EU level
  • Liaise with and contribute to events organised by network partners
  • Communicate internally and externally results of the EU advocacy work
  • Manage the budget for the EU Advocacy work, in collaboration with the EU Policy Officer, the Finance Officer and the IAA Director
  • Manage the ongoing administrative work directly related to the role (e.g. expenses, travel bookings etc.)
  • Supervise and provide direction for the EU Policy Officer

Professional Profile and Requirement

  • University degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Law, Human Rights or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in working with EU institutions related to development, human rights or external policies
  • Significant experience in policy analysis
  • Experience in networking and alliance building with EU institutions and partner NGOs
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both orally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of French advantageous, knowledge of other languages would be an asset

Personal Profile & Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence others
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Ability to build harmonious and productive relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and high level of autonomy and flexibility
  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural team
  • Committed to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office or equivalent applications
  • Valid work permit for EU/ Schengen countries


For more information on the job and for details on how to apply please see the job section of the CBM website

Application deadline: August 16th, 2015