The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the leading organisation advocating for rights of young people. We are a Platform of Youth Organisations, independent, democratic and youth-led, we represent 104 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across the European Continent. The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
The European Youth Forum is now looking for a Policy Officer to join our team. The Policy Officer will work in the Policy and Advocacy Department and report to one of the Department’s Team Leaders.
The Policy Officer will work on the building cooperation with regional and global partners and possibly other areas, according to the specific needs of the department. Partners include other international regional youth platforms outside of Europe as well as other global platforms. Policy areas of focus of this cooperation are key policy priorities of the Youth Forum such as sustainable development, Youth, Peace and Security, youth rights, youth participation and youth work.
The duration of the contract is five years. The contract is full time (35 hours per week) and the gross monthly salary (for a P1 position according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently applied at the European Youth Forum) is 2.754 €. A relocation package, hospitalisation insurance and other benefits are available. Travel expenses within the Brussels region are covered by the European Youth Forum.
To submit your application for this vacancy, please use the European Youth Forum online recruitment system: http://recruitment.youthforum.org.
Please note that applications are assessed on a rolling basis as they are received. No applications will be assessed after the set deadline.
Interviews for this vacancy will be held at the beginning of December 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible thereafter. Due to the high number of applications usually received for European Youth Forum vacancies, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.
The European Youth Forum aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, age, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.
The European Youth Forum aims to ensure that relevant volunteering experience is valued as importantly as professional experience.
The European Youth Forum aims to ensure that all applicants whether they are EU or non-EU citizens are considered equally. The European Youth Forum welcomes all nationalities and is willing to take at its charge any request for work permit.
We require applicants to inform us about any possible conflict of interest. Please note that in case of being selected working and/or volunteering for member organisations of the European Youth Forum, institutions, political parties and other representative civil society organisations at European level might be incompatible.