Deadline for application (01/09/19)(23h59 CET)
The European Youth Forum is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. We represent over 100 youth organisations, which bring together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe.
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 interest and those of their organisations. In the current uncertain political and social context that affects young people, they can be powerful catalysts for positive change and contributors of innovative solutions to Europe’s challenges.
The European Youth Forum is looking for a Policy Officer. The Policy Officer will work at the Youth Forum’s office in Brussels in the Policy and Advocacy Department and report to one of the Department’s Team Leaders.
The Policy Officer will work on policy & advocacy in the field of strong youth organisations (including issues related to funding for youth organisations, volunteering, education as well as youth work and the question of shrinking space for civil society). The Policy Officer will join a team currently working on strong youth organisations and youth participation, and will be expected to contribute to the work of the team.
As the priorities and working areas of the Youth Forum are defined by its Member Organisations, these are subject to change on a regular basis. By the end of 2019, the Youth Forum will adopt a new strategic plan, which might affect the working areas currently defined in this call. It will hence require flexibility from the Policy Officer.
The contract is 5 years duration and full time (35 hours per week). The gross monthly salary 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.
Candidates for this position should be willing to travel and work flexible hours including if required occasional weekends. This position being based in Brussels candidates should be willing to relocate or live in the surrounding area.
To submit your application for this vacancy, please use the European Youth Forum online recruitment system: http://recruitment.youthforum.org.
Interviews for this vacancy will be held on a rolling basis and the successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible.
Due to the high number of applications usually received for European Youth Forum vacancies, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted. All candidates are kindly requested to refrain from any phone inquiries.
All appointments should be made in a transparent way and comply with all relevant employment regulations. No job applicant or employee should receive less favorable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, gender identity, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.
All applicants, whether EU or non-EU citizens, are considered equally. the Youth Forum welcomes all nationalities and will take any work permit request at its charge.
Any relevant volunteering experience is considered equal to any other professional experience.
All applicants should be informed and should inform the Youth Forum of any possible conflict of interest. Selected candidates should be aware that working and/or volunteering for a Member Organisation of the European Youth Forum, institutions, political parties or other representative civil society organisations at the European level might not be compatible with working at the Youth Forum.