Policy Manager

EVPA - European Venture Philanthropy Association

Policy Manager

EVPA - European Venture Philanthropy Association

Brussels, Belgium

THE POLICY MANAGER POSITION

The Policy Manager takes care that EVPA members and other stakeholders are well informed on European and national policies regarding social investment, social entrepreneurship, and related issues. He/she will also offer support to the EVPA members in their contacts with policymakers. He/ she also contributes to the publications and trainings of EVPA.

MAIN TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the Strategic Development of EVPA’s Policy Dimension:
    • Help implement the multiyear strategy for policy @EVPA and the EVPA Annual Workplan as part of EVPA’s partnership with DG Employment;
    • Co-chair and coordinate EVPA’s Policy Committee;
    • Pilot the organisation of EVPA policy-related meetings and events;
    • Ensure the further development of EVPA’s database of policy contacts.
  • Develop EVPA’s Role as a European Thought Leader:
    • Deepen EVPA’s current knowledge on European and national policies related to social enterprise finance, venture philanthropy, social investment and social entrepreneurship;
    • Be the contact point and represent EVPA towards EU authorities (COM, EP, EIBEIF, EESC, etc.), as well as other multilateral bodies relevant to the VP/SI sector (OECD, G8 GSG, etc.);
    • Inform and advice EVPA members with regards to relevant European policies and initiatives;
    • Contribute to EU-wide consultations and position papers in concertation with EVPA’s Knowledge Centre and Policy Director and EVPA’s Policy Committee;
    • Develop and write articles to be featured in EVPA communications and external media outlets;
    • Organise webinars dedicated to learning about EU policies (re. InvestEU, GECES Expert Group, EaSI Programme, etc.) and/or national policies.
  • Build on EVPA’s Understanding of National Regulatory Ecosystems:
    • Monitor and analyse key policy developments taking place in European countries.

SKILLS & QUALITIES

  • Previous experience in European policy with a proven literacy and understanding of European institutions and decision-making process;
  • Understanding of financial instruments and mechanisms, possibly in the field of social enterprise finance;
  • Competent to speak on policy-related matters at conferences and represent EVPA in the industry;
  • Ability to self-organize your work and to manage and implement projects with a proactive attitude;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, other European language(s) are a plus;
  • Excellent relation builder with a track record. A good network in the VP/SI sector is a plus.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Full-time position, based in Brussels;
  • Reporting to the Knowledge Centre and Policy Director;
  • You will be at the forefront of creating the VP/SI sector and will have contacts with all relevant actors in the field as well as international organisations;
  • Compensation according to experience and skills brought to the position (rem: EVPA is a non-profit association);
  • Starting date as soon as possible.

Interested in this position? Please send your CV and motivation letter to:
Priscilla Boiardi: pboiardi@evpa.eu.com by 3rd December 2018
(Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.)

ABOUT EVPA

Established in 2004 and based in Brussels, the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a non-profit, membership association gathering organisations based in Europe and which are interested in or practicing Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (VP/SI). These include venture philanthropy funds, social investors, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors, banks or business schools. EVPA currently gathers over 270 members from 30 countries, mainly based in Europe.

EVPA defines VP/SI as an approach to build stronger social enterprises by providing them with both financial and non-financial support (i.e. capacity building) at all stages of their development in order to increase their societal impact. Envisioning “a world where philanthropy and investment combine to drive societal impact”, EVPA’s mission is “to enable Venture Philanthropists and Social Investors to maximise societal impact through increased resources, collaboration and expertise”.

EVPA is committed to support its members in their work by providing networking opportunities and facilitate learning. Furthermore, EVPA strengthens its role a as European Thought Leader in order to build a deeper understanding of the sector, promote the appropriate use of VP/SI and voice the concerns and expectations of VP/SI practitioners to policy makers.

EVPA is a young and small organisation, and as such, we highly value the contribution of each team member. Therefore, working for the EVPA provides the opportunity to play an important role in the development of VP/SI in Europe. For more information please visit our website www.evpa.eu.com.

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