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The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is recruiting a new Advocacy and Campaigns Officer to implement advocacy and campaign action plans on key files of the Health and Chemicals Programme, such as the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on the sustainable use of pesticides and banning glyphosate. This involves working closely with HEAL members and partners and representing HEAL in collaboration spaces with other civil society organisations, keeping abreast with key policy and network developments, and engaging with EU-level policymakers and other key stakeholders to promote HEAL positions and call on them to enact evidence-based, health protective policies.
We are looking for someone who wants to use their expertise to help create a better, healthier world. We specifically need someone who:
- Has a strong background in European public policy, public health or public affairs,
- Has at least 3 years of experience in EU advocacy and understands how EU policy-making processes work,
- Gets things done, and
- Is a strong and persuasive communicator.
Please download the job description for the full list of duties and an outline of our selection criteria.
HEAL is the leading not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects human health in the European Union (EU) and beyond. We work to shape laws and policies that promote planetary and human health and protect those most affected by pollution, and raise awareness on the benefits of environmental action for health. Our alliance brings together over 90 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Browse our website for more information.
What we offer
- A full-time one-year contract, renewable depending on funding (part-time negotiable)
- A competitive salary and benefits package, including an end-of-year bonus, hospitalisation insurance, complementary pension, a teleworking allowance, and additional days of leave
- A friendly and supportive multicultural team
- Opportunities to meet and work with environmental and health representatives and other experts at EU and international level
- A flexible working environment
- A pleasant office space in an ethical building located in the heart of Brussels
How to apply
To apply for this position, please complete the form below. Applications close on Monday 20 February 2023.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete a test in early March. Interviews are expected to be held in the third week of March.
HEAL is an equal-opportunities and family-friendly employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.
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