The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ groups with 150 member organisations in more than 30 countries. We focus on influencing EU policymaking, implementation and assessment of its EU policies.
The successful candidate will have experience in policy making, excellent knowledge of climate and energy policies and economic instruments, and a vision how to harness the powers of citizens’ voices, turning economic instruments into effective rulemaking to tackle climate change and accelerate the transformation to a circular and carbon neutral economy. Experience in team and people management would also be important.
She/He will work on the nexus of climate and energy policies with economic and financial frameworks. With a focus on European policy, emphasis will be on the implementation of the existing 2030 climate and energy framework (National Energy and Climate plans, EU Long-Term Strategy, sectoral legislation) and getting the right economic instruments (EU budget as set in the MFF, carbon taxes, prices, subsidy reform, EU-ETS, and fiscal reform instruments).
The successful candidate would be expected to take on important management roles, both for thematic policy areas and, if the candidate has due experience, management of the climate cluster at the EEB.
The Senior Policy Officer will be based in the EEB headquarters in Brussels and will work as part of the EEB Climate and Energy team of three people. The Climate and Energy team is part of EEB’s EU Policy unit, led by the EU Policy Director and in close cooperation with other EEB Officers (communications, membership, global policies).
Please email your application in English to email@example.com including a CV, a letter of motivation and your response to the annexed questionnaire.
Please clearly mark: “Senior Policy Officer for Climate” in the subject of your application.
Only applications that include these three components will be considered. Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interviews will receive a reply.
Place: EEB office in Brussels
Deadline for Application: 22 September 2019
Interviews first round: From late Sept to early October 2019
Proposed starting date: As soon as possible after the interviews, no later than December 2019
The EEB is an equal-opportunities employer.
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Question 1: Following the IPCC special report on 1.5 degrees, civil society and citizens call for immediate action and a legal tool to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 in Europe. Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has promised a climate law for early 2020. This law will need to cover all sectors. What are in your view the most difficult economic activities to decarbonise, why, and how should they be addressed in a climate law? (max 10 lines).
Question 2: How can the EU budget drive the Green European Deal and its decarbonisation ambition (max 10 lines).
Question 3: How do you think carbon taxes should be used to catalyse climate action in Europe, and who do you think should be responsible to make it happen and how? Please discuss strengths/weaknesses/opportunities and barriers to your proposed approach. (max 10 lines plus SWOT-table).
Question 4: Suggest a title and eventual sub-title for a media action challenging the lack of implementation of the current 2020 energy and climate targets in Member States.