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EU Policy Officer at EURACOAL

The European Association for Coal and Lignite aisbl offers interesting work in a challenging environment. Lots of responsibility for those with aptitude, initiative and devotion. Flexible conditions at a forward-looking organisation with equal opportunities and a history stretching back to 1952.

Nature of work:

To support the activities of the European Association for Coal and Lignite.

Job description (indicative, not exhaustive):

Prepare regular reports on matters of interest to EURACOAL members

Collect, assimilate, synthesise, summarise and analyse Commission and other relevant documents, reaching conclusions after discussing with the Secretary-General, members, Commission officials and other stakeholders. Such “membership communications” should not duplicate what is available from EurActiv, POLITICO, ENDS, EU Issue Tracker and other agencies. The Policy Officer must look behind the news headlines and explain what a story or development means for the coal industry by developing a network of politically influential and informed contacts in Brussels. In some instances, these reports are the first step towards producing a EURACOAL position paper. In most cases they aim to keep members updated on files and topics of interest, so that any potential issues can be identified early on.

Manage our issues and priorities matrix and act as necessary

EURACOAL has three committees (Energy and Environment Policy, Market and Technical Research) each of which monitors, tracks, reports and acts on issues that affect the coal industry. The Policy Officer must develop and maintain a simple overview document that identifies and describes these issues, as well as showing which ones are priorities and what “next steps” are required. The Policy Officer is expected to proactively execute those next steps. This means face-to-face meetings with Commission officials, MEPs and other stakeholders, as well as attending relevant meetings and events where our stakeholders are present.

Other responsibilities

These relate to running a small office: act as secretary to two EURACOAL committees; help with the collection and processing of coal industry statistics; help in organising EURACOAL meetings and EURACOAL events; attend various meetings to represent EURACOAL in Brussels and sometimes at locations across Europe, including with members; prepare minutes and reports of meetings including EURACOAL Executive Committee and General Assembly meetings; prepare and proof read documents including Annual Reports; maintain mailing lists; help prepare mailings; order office supplies if required; book meeting rooms, hotel rooms, dinners, etc. if required; and manage EURACOAL’s calendar of activities and scheduling of tasks.

Apply by 30 April 2020 to euracoal@euracoal.eu.