IFOAM Organics Europe is currently looking for a Regulation Coordinator. The deadline for application is 16 August 2022. Interviews with the selected candidates will take place on 23 and 26 August 2022. We only consider applications using the form.
All vacancies listed are for to be filled in at our Brussels office. If exceptions apply, this will be explicitly stated in the vacancy description.
IFOAM Organics Europe is currently looking for a Regulation Coordinator to efficiently and professionally coordinate all activities related to the Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848.
This can be an office or an in-house consultant position. If the latter, the candidate needs to be based in Europe and be able to travel to Brussels – at times at short notice.
Coordination of all the activities related to the new Organic Regulation (EU) 848/2018 (40%)
- Coordinating internal discussions on regulation topics raised by members through the Regulation mailing list and the Task Force for the Implementation of the New EU Organic Regulation
- Gather information, track, and analyse the political and legislative processes related to the New EU Organic Regulation.
- Preparing input for the processes related to the new EU Organic Regulation (public consultations on secondary legislation, input ahead of the Committee on Organic Production COP and the Expert Group on Organic Production GREX)
- Coordinate common positions and produce clear reports and papers related to the new EU Organic Regulation
- Prepare, attend, take minutes, and follow up official meetings and events related to the new EU Organic Regulation (e.g. Civil Dialogue Group on Organic Farming).
- Coordinate advocacy work on the new EU Organic Regulation with IFOAM Organics Europe’s members and partners and, if relevant, with IFOAM Organics International secretariat.
- Liaise with relevant partners and policymakers.
- Be available for all the colleagues for issues related to the new EU Organic Regulation.
- Other tasks related to the EU Organic Regulation.
Coordination of the project Guidelines of the new EU Organic Regulation (10%)
- Ensure appropriate project implementation by foresighted planning and organisation in cooperation with the IFOAM Organics Europe Project & Fundraising unit and the Comms unit.
- Liaise with the IT expert and with the content consultant
- Give members, sponsors and purchasers access to the IT tool and monitor the access regularly
- Prepare, attend, take minutes, and follow up (e-)meetings, activities and events of the following IFOAM Organics Europe internal working groups:
- Regulation mailing list
- Task Force on the Implementation of the new EU Organic Regulation
- Interest Group on Organic Processing and Trade (IGOP)
- Interest Group on Organic Certification and Integrity (IGOC)
- Liaise with the Chairs and the Steering Committees of the above-mentioned working groups.
- Liaise with the coordinators of other IFOAM Organics Europe working groups for issues related to the new EU Organic Regulation.
Network with external partners and IFOAM Organics Europe members (25%)
- Liaise with IFOAM Organics Europe members through relevant internal structures such as Interest Groups.
- Expert groups and Task Forces.
- Participate to meetings with policymakers.
- Organise and/or participate in public events with relevance for the Organic Regulation topics.
- Present IFOAM Organics Europe’s position in external events.
- Implement advocacy campaigns towards EU institutions related to Organic Regulation.
- Write Organic Regulation news/articles for internal media such as webpage, newsletter, activity reports,
- etc. and external media;
- Network with partner organisations and other NGOs within the relevant fields
- Organise, prepare for, attend, take minutes, and follow up meetings/phone conferences as requested
VOLUNTEER VIA THE EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS (ESC)
Sorry, there are no open positions for ESC volunteers. We generally publish a new call for volunteers every year in spring. However, it happens that we have additional vacancies throughout the year. Stay tuned for future opportunities by following us on on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram.
IFOAM Organics Europe does not offer internships. As we do like to offer young people the opportunity to gain experience at the heart of the European organic movement, we recruit volunteers for up to 11 months. We usually issue a call for volunteers each spring.
Volunteering as part of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) provides young people with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through a full-time volunteering activity in a foreign country for up to one year. Young volunteers can develop new skills and improve their personal, educational and professional development. More information about ESC is available on the European Solidarity Corps website.
Erasmus+ funds the ESC (previously European Voluntary Service, or EVS).
Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc) abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme countries at Bachelor and Master level as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.
By doing a traineeship abroad in Programme or Partner countries with Erasmus+, you can improve not only your communication, language and inter-cultural skills, but also soft skills highly valued by future employers, as well as become more entrepreneurial.
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“You’d like to do something practical, with a visible impact, and to get to know the heart of Europe, policy making and lobbying work, the organic movement, like-minded people, new languages and cultures, including the broad diversity of Belgian beer, and – not least – yourself better? Volunteering at IFOAM Organics Europe offers you all that – and much more. It’s a rich experience that allows you to participate in making food and farming in Europe more sustainable, and to gain practical experiences and skills in the European organic sector – from advocacy for organic research, innovation and practice to new communication tools and a hands-on farm stay. For me, it was the first time that I was living abroad for so long – a big step that my colleagues and EVS network made a lot easier. I can only encourage you to do it, and to make the most of it. It’s a unique opportunity to grow, gain new perspectives and friends and get to know yourself and your capabilities and interests better. Not only did I feel very welcome in the multicultural and multilingual EU capital where almost everyone comes from somewhere else, but I could also profit from the numerous events the vibrant city has to offer year-round. Ultimately, my EVS made me more political, active and empathetic – in other words, fit for the challenges of the future.”
“Volunteering at IFOAM Organics Europe is a truly rewarding experience, both on a professional and personal level. Get to know this vibrant city of Brussels, meet inspiring people, drink beers (a lot!), learn more about organic agriculture and EU legislation and develop a wide range of skills! Knowledge and friendships are awaiting!”
“I did not know much about IFOAM Organics Europe when I saw the ESC vacancy, but I shared its values of protecting biodiversity, caring for nature and fairness in the food production processes. During my volunteering I learned a lot about the organic sector and, being based in Brussels, I gained a better understanding of European Union’s institutions and importance of advocacy work.”
“Volunteering at IFOAM Organics Europe is an excellent opportunity to gain more in-depth understanding of the organic sector and the impact of EU legislation. Working in the communication team has taught me the importance and power of the messages we share to make Europe more organic. Beside the knowledge I gain, the vibrant city of Brussels is full of inspiring, smart and interesting people who enrich and refine my experience even more.”