EU Climate & Energy Policy Officer for South East Europe


Support and cooperate with NGOs in South East Europe with their no coal campaign efforts through EU climate & energy policy focused advocacy work


Policy process monitoring and dissemination
  • Monitor developments in relevant policy processes at all levels of EU policy-­‐making and keep the network informed on a regular basis
  • Create and keep advocacy briefs on respective policy dossiers up to date and disseminate them to the network on a regular basis
  • Contribute to other internal and external communication efforts as required, in coordination with the Communications Manager
  • Support the network by answering to specific information requests from individuals or individual groups or country coalition, on EU policy and/or in support of individual coal cases in the region
  • Provide information relevant to dossiers covered by other policy colleagues as appropriate and requested and report back on significant developments and meeting proceedings to the team
Development of network positions, coordinate and implement strategies
  • Connect  with  NGO  colleagues  in  the  SEE  region  and  in  Brussels  and  coordinate positions, develop joint strategies and a division of tasks
  • Implement advocacy activities (meetings, events, publications, etc.) based on agreed strategies and according to the SEE project
Representation and outreach
  • Build up a network of contacts with representatives from EU institutions and in the SEE region, as well as think tanks, institutes, media and relevant individual business representatives
  • Actively seek opportunities for participation in external events as observer, discussant or speaker
  • Establish and maintain contact with national CAN members working on related policy issues and processes
Fundraising and reporting
  • Regularly report on activities undertaken in writing through the CAN-­‐Europe reporting system and against the SEE grant
  • Actively seek fundraising opportunities related to relevant policy dossiers and develop project concepts and applications in line with CAN-­‐Europe’s fundraising strategy and in coordination with and with the approval of the Director
  • Provide input to other fundraising and reporting activities as required
Input to internal affairs
  • Participate in team-­‐wide processes and matters relevant to the organisation as a whole as required
  • Support the preparation and implementation of joint events and network efforts such as the General Assemblies as required
  • Serve as back-­‐up for specific policy issues in cases of longer absence of other policy colleagues (on the basis of arrangements with the Director and other policy colleagues)
Policy issues covered
  • EU Accession
  • Energy Community Treaty
  • Energy & Climate policy dossiers are relevant for the SEE & coal work (2030 package, IED, RES, EED etc

Required qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience; 
  • Knowledge of environment and/or climate and energy issues;  
  • Experience of working with NGOs, preferably in a network environment; 
  • Experience in advocacy work; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills, time management, flexibility, and reliability; 
  • Ability to produce results according to schedule and respecting deadlines; 
  • Fluent written and spoken English; excellent communication skills. 
  • Ability to travel to a few times during the year to South East Europe (SEE)
Preferred/desirable qualifications 
  • Experience of working with or in South East Europe; 
  • Experience of working on EU policy and with EU institutions 
  • Experience in fundraising and reporting would be an asset; 
  • Language skills relevant to Western Balkans 
  • Experience in writing research papers, reports;
Day-to-Day duties will include 
  • Undertake and support advocacy and outreach activities on specific climate and energy issues relevant to NGO efforts in the South East Europe region 
  • Gather intelligence and follow EU policy development 
  • Contribute to preparation of briefings and papers for policy makers in Brussels and the SEE region 
  • Develop advocacy opportunities and a long term strategy together with NGOs from South East Europe 
  • Represent the network and do advocacy and lobby work 
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts related to relevant policy dossiers  
This position is based in the CAN Europe secretariat, which houses our team of 14 staff near the St. Boniface neighbourhood of Brussels in the Mundo-B Sustainable House, which hosts only NGOs.  To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV to   

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