Policy Advisor

Cia Agricoltori Italiani

Policy Advisor

Cia - Agricoltori Italiani

Brussels, Belgium

CIA-Agricoltori Italiani is one of the largest agricultural organizations in Europe and in Italy. Its origin is linked to the National Farmers’ Alliance constitution in 1955. Established in December 1977 as Confederazione Italiana Coltivatori (CIC), in 1992 it took the denomination of Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori (Cia) to sanction and promote the modern role of the farmer and his business. Cia represents more than 900,000 full members; farmers and agricultural business owners. Its national headquarters are in Rome and it boasts a strong presence throughout the country in around 5000 communes, with regional, provincial and area branches.

Cia’s aims include: Protecting and developing agricultural businesses, farmers and operators in the rural world and agriculture more generally; protecting farm income as well as farmer’s civic rights, dignity and right to run a business; strengthening the role of agriculture in the Italian economy, not only as a production sector, but as heritage for our land, environmental and cultural resources and landscape; improving the competitiveness of agricultural businesses on both European and international internal markers.

Cia carries out activities and initiatives in the fields of food quality, safety and education, environmental protection and promotion, agri-tourism, forestry, organic farming, alternative energy sources, and agricultural legislative publishing and information.

The successful candidate will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring relevant EU policies;
  • Managing Members relationships;
  • Help prepare materials, such as briefings, position papers, newsletters, etc.;
  • Monitor and report on regulatory developments;
  • Help represent Cia- Agricoltori italiani in meetings with members, partners, and the EU institutions and agencies;
  • Managing a EU-funded project;
  • Organising events and seminars.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • University degree in agriculture, environment, EU policy, Law or Economy;
  • Italian mother-tongue or excellent command of the language, fluency in English and French, additional language skills (German, Spanish) are desired;
  • Good understanding of the functioning of the EU and its decision-making process;
  • Previous work experience in an EU affairs environment and EU-funded projects;
  • Interest and ideally a good understanding of agriculture, science and technology and trade;
  • Motivated and flexible, a quick learner and self-starter;
  • A team player also able to work independently and with tight deadlines.

The Advisor will be based in the Cia-Agricoltori Italiani office in Brussels. Some travels abroad will be requested.

Deadline for applications: Monday, 25 March, 5pm.

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