Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Posted on July, 05 2024

We are looking for a full-time Sustainable Finance Policy Officer to join our sustainable finance team. The ideal candidate should have experience in sustainable finance and corporate accountability issues, familiarity with EU policy processes and a commitment to supporting WWF's mission.

Location: WWF European Policy Office in Brussels.

Duration: We offer a temporary fixed term contract up to 17 months, starting preferably on 1 October 2024 and ending in February 2026. This position is to cover a career break.


Main responsibilities:

The Sustainable Finance Policy Officer will focus on the following area of work: EU sustainable finance policy and corporate accountability. They will work in particular on corporate accountability (Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive - CSDDD), as well as corporate reporting (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive – CSRD - and European Sustainability Reporting Standards – ESRS).
Being part of the WWF Sustainable Finance team, the Policy Officer will focus on five key generic issues: active policy engagement, joint work with civil society organisations and other partners, close coordination with WWF national offices, media outreach, and fundraising.

What you need:

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • A very good understanding of the functioning of the European Union and its legislative processes;
  • Very good organisational skills;
  • Impactful communication: excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complicated messages clearly to different audiences; active listening and empathy skills;
  • Flexible task management: well organised and flexible with a high sense of initiative and the ability to work independently and take on additional responsibilities when required. Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a heavy workload and a flexible and positive approach to problem solving;
  • Effective collaboration: good team player prepared to contribute proactively to a variety of tasks. Ability to develop good working relationships. Ability to coordinate and manage networks and networking skills;
  • Strategic and analytical thinking: excellent research skills and ability to present extensive technical information in a simplified form. Compile ideas into concise proposals and verify own conclusions; Up to date knowledge and understanding of the use of databases;
  • Balanced resilience: keep performing with high quality and calm when put under the pressure; daring to go out of personal comfort zone and still securing a healthy work-life balance;
  • Excellent processing skills in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint;
  • English proficiency is essential; other EU languages are an advantage; 
  • A firm commitment to WWF’s mission (“to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature”) and the core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration.

Remuneration package:

WWF European Policy Office offers a full time contract and a competitive package of pay and other benefits. The indicative base salary range for this role would be around 3.200 € gross per month, with the final figure depending on the skills, competencies and experience of the successful candidate. WWF European Policy Office also offers a range of additional benefits, including allowances for lunch, public transport, flexible and hybrid working conditions, health insurance, pension plan, paid holiday and additional month of pay in accordance with Belgian law.

Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?

Please send your application to and write “Application Sustainable Finance Policy Officer” in the subject line, and include:
  • A single PDF document with your up to date CV (with no picture and birth date) and a cover letter outlining why you would be a suitable candidate for the role (letter of maximum 400 words);
  • Please also indicate whether you have the legal right to work full time in Belgium and tell us when, if selected, you would be able to start.

Applications deadline: 28 July 2024 midnight

Interviews - indicative timeline:
First round: week of 19-23 August;
Second round: week of 26-30 August.

Please note that we can only respond to successful candidates.

WWF European Policy Office is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable working environment for all our employees. We welcome applications from all people regardless of background, and strongly encourage people with disabilities, people of non-European ethnic origin and nationality, people over 45 years old, to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of age, ethnic or social origin, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, or any other protected characteristic under EU law. We’ll strive to make adjustments to accommodate accessibility needs during the application process.