Policy Officer on Agriculture and Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 01

Position description


  • Research, identify and analyse relevant legislative developments in the environmental and agriculture policy fields, with a focus on the Common Agriculture Policy, the MFF post-2020, and SDGs;
  • Draft IFOAM EU position papers and advocacy material, as well as press releases and articles for both external and internal communication;
  • Liaise with IFOAM EU members and efficiently coordinate internal structures with a special focus on the IFOAM EU’s Farmers’ Group, as well as other relevant Expert Groups and Task Forces;
  • Represent the IFOAM EU Group at external events as requested;
  • Supervise implementation, reporting and monitoring of projects related to relevant policy aspects, as required by the Policy Manager.


Education & Qualifications

• Higher level education or equivalent

Experience – Essential

  • At least two/three years of relevant work experience, preferably in non-governmental organisations and/or farmers organisations

  • Good knowledge of the EU agricultural and relevant environmental policies, in particular of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

  • Knowledge of EU institutions and of the EU legislative process

  • Excellent communication skills in English including verbal, written and presentation skills

Experience – Desirable

  • Experience working with farming associations and in Non-Governmental-Organisations

  • Knowledge of other EU languages an asset

  • Experience in a variety of IT applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Skills & Attributes

    • Able to develop your work independently and as part of a team

    • Ability to research and understand complex policy topics and to translate them into effective advocacy messages that non-experts can understand

    • Able to prioritise

    • High attention to detail & good organisational skills

    • Ability to work in a truly intercultural environment

    • Curious & creative

    • Flexible & able to adapt to new situations

    • Reflect and have empathy with the aims and objectives of organic farming and IFOAM EU

Conditions of employment

  • Full time position

  • Based at the IFOAM EU office in Brussels

  • Monday to Friday, 38 hours/week

  • Salary between 33.500,00€ and 38.760,00€ gross yearly (including holidays payment) depending on qualifications and experience

  • Extra-Legal Benefit: Health Insurance, Meal Voucher and 100% public transport payment

  • Employment period: determined contract (renewable) with a starting date in September 

Application instructions

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