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The European Biogas Association (EBA) is looking for an experienced Policy Officer on a full-time basis covering Circular Economy.

The European Biogas Association (EBA) is a non-profit organisation promoting the deployment of renewable energy and gas from anaerobic digestion, biomass gasification and power-to-methane. We cover the full value chain from production to end use of sustainable biogas / biomethane in Europe. The association has been expanding and currently gathers 43 national associations and more than 200 members in Europe and beyond. EBA is a key player in renewable energy sector, organic fertilizers and biogenic CO2 market development, and reliable partner for research and EU projects.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Implementation of the EBA policy and advocacy strategies.
  • Political analysis and preparation of draft positions, advocacy plans and presentations.
  • Liaison with policymakers, relevant EU stakeholders and EBA members.
  • Representation of the EBA towards EU institutions, trade organisations, civil society organisations and think tanks.
  • Coordination of EBA’s working group Circular Economy.
  • Responding to EBA’s Secretary General.
  • Support to communication and technical departments with relevant policy expertise.
  • Development of policy tasks as part of EBA’s involvement in EU projects.

Essential Skills & Qualities

  • 3–5-years’ experience in EU Affairs.
  • In-depth knowledge of the EU decision making process.
  • Understanding of EU environmental challenges and familiarity with at least one of the following policies: Circular Economy/ Waste legislation/ Fertilizers legislation/ Agriculture.  
  • Analytical skills and strategic thinking to formulate evidence-based policy content.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills to establish useful contacts and coordinate multi-stakeholder alliances.
  • Proactiveness and problem-solving attitude.
  • Passionate about the environment and the energy transition.
  • Perfect command of English and at least one other European language. German is a plus.
  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, Law, Economics, EU Affairs, International Relations, or other Degrees relevant to this position (Environmental Sciences, Agronomy)
  • Previous experience in EU institutions and/or European Trade Associations, will be considered preferential.

We offer

The position provides the opportunity to work within an exciting and growing industry playing a key role in the energy transition and fostering agroecological transition and development. You will profit from collaborations with key stakeholders involved in the sector, high-level European experts, and policymakers.

The EBA offers an exciting position within a growing and dedicated team all set in a dynamic and international environment. The renumeration package will be suited to the candidate experience.

The position is based in the Renewable Energy House, rue d’Arlon 63-67 in Brussels.

How to apply?

Please send your CV (no Europass format) and cover letter (max. 1 page) to Vinciane Perot (perot@europeanbiogas.eu) and Giulia Cancian (cancian@europeanbiogas.eu) by 20 November with the subject ‘YOUR NAME – EBA Policy Officer’. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Candidates should have a valid permit to work in Belgium.