Policy Officer On Chemical Recycling And Plastic-To-Fuels

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Duty station: Brussels, Belgium

Type of contract: This is a full-time position based in Brussels. The initial contract will be for one year, with a possibility to be extended. A valid work permit for Belgium is required.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: Salary will be negotiated according to a transparent bandwidth defined by the internal salary policy of the organization and depending on candidate’s experience

DRS is seeking an experienced Policy Officer on Chemical Recycling and Plastic-to-Fuels, to work for an independent, nonprofit association specializing in waste issues from prevention to disposal on local, national and European levels. The main mission of the organization is to empower communities in order to redesign our relationship with resources who campaign for zero waste strategies in Europe and beyond, and support local groups along with change agents who have the potential to drive change in their region.

Qualifications & Requirements

The successful candidate will be detail oriented person, with excellent communication skills, a good grip of technical issues with a good knowledge of EU policies related to chemical recycling and fuels from waste. You have a naturally collaborative working style, and enjoy evolving in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of EU climate and energy policy would be a significant advantage.

Specific qualifications include:

Master’s Degree or advanced technical qualifications relevant to chemical recycling/fuels; At least 3 years of experience in EU or national policy advocacy; Ability to interact with high level EU and national policymakers, industry professionals and media; Solid IT competences with collaborative tools (Google Drive, Slack, Trello). Knowledge of European institutions, lobby and advocacy experience; Ability to interpret and analyses scientific and technical documents and data, to be applied in the context of organization’s work; Strong networking and team building skills appropriate for a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment; Experience of working on, and understanding the complexities of EU legislation and EU co-decision making process; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complicated messages authoritatively and clearly to different audiences; Fluency in the English language, other languages are considered an asset; Understanding of environmental issues, particularly in the field of climate and energy policy. Great interpersonal and communication skills with solution oriented and team player abilities; Commitment to accuracy, efficiency, and a high standard of efficient work; Willingness to work with a flexible schedule, as required. Applications and updated CV should be submitted to e.demian@developmentaid.org, under the title: DRS ref. number 11176. Due to the high number of applications received via DevelopmentAid website, we can reply to shortlisted candidates only. Please note that the above requirements can be modified during the recruitment process according to client’s procedures.

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