Deadline for application: 22 November 2020
Interviews will start immediately and continue until the vacancy has been filled
Start date: as soon as possible, exact date to be agreed
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of renewal
We are looking for an:
Assistant Policy Advisor
About OpenForum Europe
OpenForum Europe (OFE) is a not-for-profit think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. The openness principles which guide all our activities are: user centricity, competition, flexibility, sustainability, and the importance of relying on the support of a transparent and open community. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved. The main policy topics that we cover are: standardisation, Digital Government, digital platforms, public procurement, copyright, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
The Assistant Policy Advisor will be part of our Brussels team. His/her main responsibilities will be to:
- Monitor EU policy developments;
- Prepare and participate in events and meetings with the community and policy makers;
- Conduct research on diverse policy areas;
- Contribute to the delivery of EU projects;
- Manage community and stakeholder relations;
- Prepare communication material for the website (press releases, policy papers, policy statements) and social media;
- Provide administrative support to the Brussels office;
This is a hands-on, intense, and challenging opportunity, with direct policy engagement. In this role, the Assistant Policy Advisor will interact with senior stakeholder representatives in the OFE network and EU policymakers.
An ideal candidate combines technical understanding with an interest in EU policy. He/she has:
- A university degree;
- Ability to grasp and communicate on complex policy issues;
- Interest in the EU decision making process, preferably demonstrated by work experience;
- A good knowledge of and considerable interest in the ICT industry in general, and the Open Source movement and EU digital policy more specifically;
- Initiative, is reliable, and able to multitask and prioritise own work;
- Good interpersonal and team-working skills;
- Perfect fluency in written and spoken English; other EU languages considered an asset.
Please apply by email submitting a CV and cover letter only to astor[at]openforumeurope[dot]org . Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the above-mentioned email.