We are looking for a (Junior) Policy Analyst to join our team:

(Junior) Policy Analyst for Agri-food Policy

Full-time, Brussels

Europe Jacques Delors is looking for a full-time (38 hours/week) (Junior) Policy Analyst (F/M/D), based in Brussels. The position is to be filled as soon as possible, initially for the duration of a year, with the possibility to extend.

Europe Jacques Delors is a Brussels-based, non-profit and independent think tank, which was created in early 2020 in addition to the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris and the Jacques Delors Centre in Berlin. United by a common theme – Penser l'Europe, Europa denken, Thinking Europe – the three think tanks aim to contribute to the debate on European integration in line with Jacques Delors' vision and legacy.

Europe Jacques Delors focuses on sustainability and environmental issues, working on greening trade, agri-food, ocean protection and green finance. We are a young dynamic team of 10 people working at the SustainableHub in the European Quarter.

Your tasks:

· Manage a project and deliver the set outputs, focusing both on the external and internal dimensions of agri-food policy in the EU, in close coordination with the Director of Studies.

· Research and draft policy papers on agri-food issues, such as the bioeconomy, the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the future of EU agri-food governance and policy, in coordination with the Director of Studies and the Director-General.

· Organise both working level and high-level events and roundtables, including conceptualisation, invitation of speakers and participants, coordination of logistics, communications activities as well as follow-up.

· Monitor relevant legislative files; provide timely advice and policy analysis; help maintain sustainability at the top of the EU’s agri-food agenda after the European elections

· Support the Director-General of Europe Jacques Delors in their work on agri-food, such as organising, preparing and following up meetings and events, preparing panels and other events, carrying out a range of research tasks and writing briefings.

· Work closely with the communications team, e.g. preparing briefings for external events, conceptualising Europe Jacques Delors’ events, sending out invitations to speakers, developing communication and dissemination strategies for your projects.

Your profile:

· Master’s degree in political science, social sciences, history, agricultural economics or a related field.

· Full proficiency in English (at least C1 level) and French (at least B2 level)

· Proven professional experience (at least 3-5 years) in any field related to policy and research.

· Previous experience in think tanks, research or the agri-food sector is considered an asset.

· Strong research, writing and editing skills to develop impact- and sustainability-oriented analysis.

· Excellent organisational skills, strong time management skills and the ability to respond to urgent tasks.

· Advanced knowledge of the European Union, its institutions and legislative processes; good knowledge of the European Green Deal and sustainability issues related to agriculture is considered an asset.

· A strong sense of initiative, a commitment to Europe Jacques Delors’ topics and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.


To apply for this position, please email your one-page motivation letter and CV in English, in PDF format.

Please send your application to by 21 April 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please format the email subject line as follows: Application (Junior) Policy Analyst – FirstName LastName.

The position is a regular fixed-term contract under Belgian law. The salary range is between 2000-2500€ gross monthly and includes a generous benefit package.

Due to the expected high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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