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 SPFE  (Senior) Policy Analyst


The EPC is looking for a (Senior) Policy Analyst to join its Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme to work on topics related primarily to the European Green Deal and other subjects related to the EU’s green agenda as they arise.


The successful candidate should have a solid academic background and a good understanding of EU institutions. S/he/x should have a good knowledge of the current EU climate, energy and environmental policy developments. This will be coupled with an interest to engage in and develop cross-sectoral activities on topics such as implementation. S/he/x should also have experience in organising policy debates and writing papers on EU policies. Contracts are offered on a consultancy basis at local market rates.


The candidate should have the following profile:

·     University degree in relevant subjects (e.g. energy and environmental sciences, EU studies, public policy), 

·     Policy Analyst should have at least three years of relevant work experience (other than internships), including in organising events and in policy analysis. Senior Policy Analsyts should have at least five years experience and people management skills. 

·     Demonstrated ability to research, write and present high quality policy analysis, 

·     Strong interest in European affairs and commitment to European integration,

·     A good understanding of EU policy developments related to Green Deal, and ability to recognise linkages across policy areas (e.g. linking energy, agri-food and nature agendas; green and digital transitions; trade and sustainability)

·     Excellent communication and social skills (oral and written),

·     Ability to engage and network with experts and interested stakeholders,

·     Ability to work independently as well as in a multi-disciplinary team,

·     Dynamic, flexible, reliable and attentive to detail,

·     Fluent in English


The main duties are:

·       Developing and implementing the EPC’s Green Deal related activities, including topics such as clean energy transition, industrial decarbonisation, sustainable corporate governance, circular economy, zero-pollution and nature restoration.

·       Providing research and organisational support for the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme

·       Research and writing policy analyses 

·       Organising events (drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, identifying and contacting speakers)

·       Liaising with external experts and interested stakeholders, as well as building and maintaining a network

·       Supporting fundraising activities for the Programme

·       Producing new ideas and taking initiative on projects and activities


Candidates who meet the above requirements should send by e-mail a short motivation letter together with a CV to Emma Woodford  Please mention SPFE-PA/SPA (depending on experience) + Name Surname in the subject field of the email.


Deadline for applications is Tuesday 30 April 2024, however we will review them on a rolling basis and will interview early applicants who fit the above criteria before the closing date. 


In view of the expected high number of applications, we will only be able to contact the candidates shortlisted for an interview. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in this vacancy.


The EPC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants from groups of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society or European policy making.

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