VACANCIES

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 ‘TP Organics Coordinator‘, a ‘Policy Coordinator‘ and an ‘Administrative Assistant‘.

Deadline for applications is 23 August. We will only consider applications using the online form.

TP Organics Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate the TP Organics Secretariat

  • Coordinate Steering Committee, Advisory Board and other groups of TP Organics
  • Engage members in and inform about the work of TP Organics
  • Engage financial supporters, collect donations
  • Implement communication strategy, manage website and newsletter

Coordinate the organisation of events

Advocacy on EU Research & Innovation policy (Horizon Europe, European Partnerships, Missions, ERA-Nets, JPI’s, EIP-AGRI)

  • Monitor policy developments
  • Formulate positions of TP Organics (supported by Research & Innovation Manager and TP Organics Steering Committee)
  • Participate in and report about events related to EU R&I policy
  • Engage with policy makers at EU and Member State level. Build effective relationships. Represent TP Organics in meetings with policy makers
  • Build alliances with other European Technology Platforms and organisations working on R&I advocacy

Communication and dissemination for ERA-Net CORE Organic

  • Dissemination of project outcomes

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in agronomy, agricultural engineering, or political sciences
  • Qualification in organic agriculture
  • 1-2 years of working experience relevant for the function
  • Good understanding of EU Research & Innovation Policy and its various instruments
  • Experience in advocacy work and formulation of positions
  • Experience in building relationships with policy makers and stakeholders
  • Experience in reporting, preparing meetings and minute taking

OUR OFFER

  • Full time position
  • Only EU citizens or with a valid Belgian working permit if relevant
  • Based at the IFOAM Organics Europe office in Brussels
  • Competitive salary package with meal voucher, 100% public transport coverage, Health insurance coverage, eco-voucher,….
  • Employment period: from September 2020 to August 2021 (12 months – determined contract with possibility of extension)

PROCEDURE TO APPLY

To apply please complete the application form online by 23 August. Only applications filling in the application form  will be considered.

Do you have questions? Address them to employment@organicseurope.bio

9 to 11 September are fixed for interviews, please block it in your agenda.

Policy Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES

Pesticides and natural inputs (70%): Advocate for developments within agricultural and environmental legislation

  • Research, identify and analyse relevant legislative developments in the agriculture, food and environmental policy fields, with a focus on pesticides, natural inputs, non-toxic environment, nutrient management, etc.
  • Draft IFOAM OE position papers and advocacy material, as well as press releases and articles for both external and internal communication
  • Coordinate IFOAM OE internal expert group on plant protection products and fertilisers, analyse feedback from IFOAM OE members and integrate results of internal consultations into positions
  • Effectively communicate policy activities and political developments to IFOAM OE internal structures and members
  • Advocate for relevant policy changes towards EU institutions
  • Liaise with researchers to develop studies to support the advocacy work
  • Coordinate input and participate to DG SANTE expert group meetings on pesticides
  • Coordinate input and participate to EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) stakeholders’ meetings
  • Coordinate and implement a new IFOAM OE project on pesticides residues

Contribute to the coordination and implementation of IFOAM Organics Europe projects (30%)

  •  Coordinate and implement the RELACS project activities related to science-practice-policy dialogue and development of policy recommendations. Reporting to Research & Innovation Manager and Policy Manager.
  • Liaise with relevant project partners
  • Organise meetings and workshops and produce minutes and reports with the projects results when needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in (organic) agriculture, agronomy, bioengineering, biology or related studies
  • First experience in an NGO, farm advisory service, research institute or public authority (minimum 2-3 years) and relevant work or research experience
  • Knowledge in pesticides, chemistry, or biology
  • Knowledge of organic farming

OUR OFFER

  • Full time position
  • Only EU citizens or with a valid Belgian working permit if relevant
  • Based at the IFOAM Organics Europe office in Brussels
  • Competitive salary package with meal voucher, 100% public transport coverage, Health insurance coverage, eco-voucher,….
  • Employment period: from September 2020 to August 2021 (12 months – determined contract with possibility of extension)

PROCEDURE TO APPLY

To apply please complete the application form online by 23 August. Only candidates filling in the application form  will be considered.

Do you have questions? Address them to employment@organicseurope.bio

9 to 11 September are fixed for interviews, please block it in your agenda.

Administrative Assistant

RESPONSIBILITIES

Office Coordination

  • Directing internal and external calls, emails, and post mail to designated units;
  • Monitoring office supplies and equipment and ordering replacements;
  • Being the person of contact for the service providers (phone, cleaning services,…);
  • Managing the petty cash and office card: ensuring all the proofs of payment are according to internal rules and approved internally;
  • Participating in improving office environment (plants, terrace, more environmentally friendly,…);
  • Ensuring the office is clean and the employees respect the office rules (kitchen, sanitary,…);
  • Processing, typing, editing, and formatting documents such as contract with sponsor, service providers;
  • Filing documents, as well as entering data and maintaining databases for membership fees (SalesForce), donation and sponsor (Excel);
  • Liaising with internal units for documents follow up.

Support IT Management

  • Being the person of contact for the IT Consultant
  • Monitoring IT equipment (list of equipment, storage,…).

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School degree or Bachelor degree in Secretary or equivalent
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Good command of English (speaking and written) – intermediate level;
  • Good command of French or Dutch (speaking and written) – intermediate level;
  • Able to develop your work independently
  • High attention to detail & good organisational skills.

OUR OFFER

  • Full-time position
  • Only EU citizens or with a valid Belgian working permit if relevant
  • Based at the IFOAM Organics Europe office in Brussels
  • Monday to Friday, 38 hours/week
  • Competitive salary package with Health Insurance, Meal Voucher, 100% public transport payment, eco-voucher, and additional holidays.
  • Employment period: CDI

PROCEDURE TO APPLY

To apply please complete the application form online by 23 August. Only candidates filling in the application form  will be considered.

Do you have questions? Address them to employment@organicseurope.bio

7 to 11 September are fixed for interviews, please block it in your agenda.

VOLUNTEER VIA THE EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS (ESC)

About the European Solidarity Corps

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)

 

Open positions

Sorry, there are no open positions for ESC volunteers. We generally publish a new call for volunteers every year around March/April.

However, sometimes we open vacancies throughout the year. We publish our vacancies on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Contact & more information

Did you not find what you were looking for on this page? Contact employment@organicseurope.bio

Testimonials from volunteers

“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.”

Maria Gernert (DE)
Former volunteer in the Research&Innovation Unit
2018/2019

“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!”

Bérénice Cau (FR)
Former volunteer in the Projects & Fundraising Unit
2019/2020

“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.”

Katarina Šeme (SI)
Former volunteer in the Communication Unit - 2019/2020
2019/2020

“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.”

Triin Viilvere
Former volunteer at IFOAM Organics Europe
2016/2017
 
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