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Today, the European chemical industry is indispensable to modern life, producing the building blocks and high-tech materials on which modern societies are built. Our molecules and materials are used in every industry, from agriculture to construction, food and beverages, energy, health care and medicines, machinery, textiles, hospitals and transportation. We deliver a range of solutions needed to deliver the EU Green Deal, from better batteries, solar panels, wind turbines and smarter, more energy efficient materials. Cefic’s Mid-Century Vision illustrates our view on pathways to a more sustainable future.

The European Union’s chemical sector employs 1.2 million highly qualified people directly in 28,000 companies. The chemical sector supports around 19 million jobs across all supply chains. It generates more than €540 billion a year in sales and €170 billion in European value added. Our industry has embraced corporate social responsibility, ethical behaviour and the principles of Responsible Care.

Cefic’s 670 members and affiliates form one of the most active networks of the business community, complemented by partnerships with industry associations representing various sectors in the value chain.

For its Public Affairs department, Cefic is looking for a (m/f/d) EU Policy and Advocacy Researcher.

Mission of the role:

This role is designed to enable experienced, early career graduates, keen to pursue a career in European affairs, to acquire practical experience and training in EU advocacy practice.

The focus of this role will be the key topics within the EU Green Deal including energy and climate, environmental, health and safety, chemicals, digital and wider industrial policies as well as the regulatory environment concerning implementation of chemicals legislation.

The successful candidate will form part of Cefic’s newly enhanced political monitoring unit and ensure that Cefic remains well connected to relevant areas of the growing EU policy agenda.

Are you inspired by these responsibilities?

You will:

  • Research and monitor EU Institutions, Industry associations, NGOs, think tanks, and agencies;
  • Attend and report on policy conferences and public meetings of the EU institutions, e.g. European Parliament committees, Commission conferences etc.;
  • Draft reports and briefings on EU policy developments;
  • Support the effective communication of political developments and advice to Cefic members;
  • Manage a range of digital tools designed to inform colleagues and members of political developments;
  • Advise on EU policies & legislative procedures;
  • Monitor the relevant issues in EU policy media;
  • Assist in the organization of policy events, such as conferences, workshops, etc.

Can you make the difference?

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience, competencies and personal qualities:

  • University degree preferably in law, political sciences or journalism/communications;
  • Minimum of 1 year’s prior experience in a Parliament (preferably), Council, Commission or public affairs role;
  • Fluent in English and at least one other EU official language;
  • Cooperative approach and teamwork;
  • Very good understanding of EU procedures and institutional framework;
  • Ability to synthesize and translate complex issues into clear and concise messages;
  • Fully proficient using MS office and good understanding of social media channels;
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail; and diligence in research work;
  • Enthusiasm for EU public affairs;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Diligence in research work.

What we offer:

  • 2-year contract with the potential for career development within Cefic thereafter;
  • Possibility to develop your advocacy skills;
  • Dynamic and challenging topics;
  • Being in the centre of EU affairs;
  • Interviewing via video conferencing during COVID-19 pandemic.

Are you interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae, quoting the reference PAR-01, before September 30th, 2020 to: Cefic, Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Assistant, Rue Belliard 40 b15, 1040 Brussels.

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The Company

CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council

Industry Association


About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
Less Than 2 Years

this job offer is not open for applications