European Policy Analyst

European Policy Analyst

Access Now

Brussels, Belgium

About the position

We are looking for a European Policy Analyst to reinforce our efforts to ensure that European legislation and policies respect and extend human rights in the digital age. The EU Policy Analyst will be involved in all aspects of the organisation that pertains to Access Now’s policy initiatives. They will work closely with the local Policy team, the Policy Director and other Access Now staff located across the world to foster an international dialogue. The European Policy Analyst will contribute to Access Now’s strategy to ensure that human rights in the digital age are high on the agenda of the European institutions in the upcoming years. Alongside our Brussels team you will work directly under the supervision of our European Policy Manager.

You will be responsible for

  • Following EU developments on areas of importance to human rights in the digital age, which can include business & human rights, content regulation and disinformation, cybersecurity, government surveillance, accountability of online platforms and more, depending on our prioritisation and planning;
  • Crafting research and evidence based on legal, policy, and legislative analysis and developing policy recommendations and strategies on the above policy areas;
  • Writing policy briefs, blog posts, public comments, reports and other pertinent documents in support for our lobbying and advocacy efforts;
  • Coordinating and representing Access Now in multistakeholder coalitions, public events and before the EU Institutions;
  • Together with Access Now’s advocacy team, developing innovative and effective regional advocacy approaches to advance digital rights in Europe, including campaigns and media relations.

You should have

  • A Master’s equivalent degree in law, political science, international relations or public policy;
  • 3 - 4 years of experience in EU policy and lawmaking;
  • Solid understanding of the functioning and internal processes of EU and Council of Europe institutions and mechanisms;
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to produce well-written policy papers and communications material;
  • Global perspective and ability to participate in a team with people from around the world;
  • Fluency in English is required and knowledge of an additional EU language strongly preferred.

It’s very helpful if you have

  • A thorough understanding of the digital debates of our time and the challenges that new technologies pose to the respect and enjoyment of human rights;
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in the areas of internet freedom, internet governance, human rights, internet engineering, and/or new technologies;
  • Civil society or public sector experience;
  • Experience working in a civil society organisation and/or in an EU Institution.

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