Programme Officer Trade and Animal Welfare

Please note that there is no application deadline for this post, it will close when the post is filled.

Eurogroup for Animals is Europe’s leading pan-European animal advocacy organisation, federating more than 70 national and international members. Our vision is to create a Europe where the well-being of all animals is assured, and where they experience a good life. Utilising excellent EU public affairs skills, we work to improve the well-being of as many animals as possible and defend the interests of the billions of animals kept in laboratories, farms and homes or living in the wild. We do this by achieving better legislation, standards, enforcement and societal attitudes, through a united community of animal protection organisations.

Key responsibilities
Conduct research and gather evidence on specific topics relating to international trade and farm animal welfare;
Draft strategies, position papers and briefing material;
Prepare meetings of senior colleagues and executives at Eurogroup for Animals;
Organise events and set up meetings;
Help our organisation communicate effectively on this topic (provide content for our communication channels);
Participate in external meetings as appropriate.

Candidate profile
Essential
Young professional (2 years+ experience), with an academic background in international relations, European Studies, Economics and Trade, Sustainable Development, veterinary medicine, or any related field;
Experience in trade policy
Available on short notice
High degree of autonomy, accountability, diligence and sense of responsibility;
Excellent research and analytical skills;
Capacity to digest large amounts of information and transform in briefings;
Eager to learn, with the ability to apply newly acquired knowledge into practice quickly and with precision;
Strong motivation to work on animal advocacy;
Proactive individual, teamplayer and service-oriented;
Fluency (spoken and written) in English and at least one additional language;
Demonstrated understanding of the EU institutions.

Desired
Affinity with asian countries, culture and diplomacy;
Comfortable in analysing statistical data;
Track record in organising events;
Prior experience in animal advocacy;
Proficiency in other relevant languages for international trade such as Chinese, Spanish or Russian.

This role is based in Brussels, Belgium.

Salary: Competitive remuneration and benefits package offered.

Closing date: 31/12/2021

Further information can be found here.