Call for JEF Europe Policy Officer                                                                                    Deadline:  7th April 2023, 23:59 CET

JEF Europe –Young European Federalists is recruiting a Policy Officer to work in the European Secretariat of the organisation in Brussels.

Main tasks:

  • Support the Secretariat and the Executive Board in drafting policies (e.g. policy papers, press releases, statements, contribution to surveys and research)
  • Support the development and implementation of the advocacy strategy of JEF Europe
  • Support the representation and promotion of JEF Europe towards external partners (European institutions, youth and pro-European NGOs) 
  • Support the pan-European advocacy actions of JEF Europe and its sections
  • Support JEF sections in developing their capacities regarding policy and advocacy
  • Policy monitoring on themes linked to the strategic priorities of JEF
  • Coordination of projects of JEF Europe, especially connected to policy related topics
  • Conceptualization and planning of projects (grant writing, content, budget, logistics)
  • Responsibility over events implementation: organization of international meetings and educational events where needed
  • Article writing/translation in cooperation with The New Federalist

Essential qualifications and qualities:

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree is an asset but can be compensated with relevant working experience adequate for the position;
    • Excellent command of English (C1);
    • Extensive knowledge of EU institutions and processes;
    • Interest in European topics relevant to JEF; 
  • An activist mindset and strong commitment to social change and the values and vision of JEF Europe;
  • Being passionate about membership-based youth organisations and volunteering;
  • Relational comfort, approachable and sense of initiative;
  • Proactive and problem-solving mindset, with strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn into new things quickly on the job;
  • Team player and comfortable in an international environment;
  • Organised and precise approach to work;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), collaborative tools (G Suite, Slack) and videoconferencing tools (Zoom, Google Meet).


  • Experience in European project management is an asset;
  • Knowledge of JEF, its network, values, structure, mission, activities – being a member of JEF is a definite asset;
  • Previous experience in membership-based and/or youth organisations (volunteer experience included);
  • Working knowledge of other EU languages. 

Contract conditions and remuneration:

  • 12-month fixed-term contract under Belgian law, with the possibility of extension;
  • Full-time, 38 hours/week;
  • Monthly gross salary: €1900 plus additional benefits (€50 for public transportation, €100 of frais forfaitaires, private health insurance, food vouchers, 13th month salary and holiday pay) – equaling approx. to 2000 EUR net remuneration per month
  • Work during weekends and/or evenings several times a year, with time off in lieu as compensation. The position requires travel in Europe several times during the year, and all travel-related expenses will be covered or reimbursed by JEF Europe.

Application procedure and agenda: 

  • Fill in this application form by 7th April 2023, 23:59 CET, uploading also a CV through the form.
  • All applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium. 
  • Successful candidates will be invited for a face-to-face or online interview on the 17th April.
  • The selected candidate would ideally start working in April 2023.

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