Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Posted on 16 January 2023

We are looking for a full time Sustainable Finance Policy Officer to be based in our WWF European Policy Office (WWF EPO) in Brussels. The European Policy Office helps shape EU policies that impact on the European and global environment. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Main responsibilities:

The Policy Officer will support the team in organising and coordinating WWF EPO’s activities related to the above mentioned area. This generally involves support in the development of relevant materials/ joint work with relevant NGOs and organisations, support to communication activities with the communication team, coordination with national WWF offices and other relevant organisations, advocacy activities etc.

Duties include:
  • Contributing to the EPO strategy on EU sustainable finance policy where relevant;
  • Contributing to joint NGO work on EU sustainable finance policy in various ways (organising meetings, calls, webinars, etc and following relevant NGO coalitions);
  • Organising meetings/calls with decision makers and taking part of the relevant meetings/calls;
  • Exploring various communication opportunities on above mentioned issues, with WWF communication officer;
  • Monitoring relevant policy initiatives and developments on the EU level, to prepare next steps;
  • Doing background research on EU regulatory opportunities on private finance and sustainability where relevant ;
  • Organising or participating in external meetings and events where relevant, to raise WWF questions and recommendations;
  • Identifying relevant contacts in EU institutions, relevant EU finance associations and other relevant EU stakeholders;
  • Drafting or inputting various WWF EPO briefing documents, consultation responses, minutes, summaries, analyses, recommendations;
  • Contribution to funding proposals and follow up (narrative reports);
  • Following Parliamentary meetings where relevant;
  • Following up with WWF national offices.
 
What you need: required knowledge, skills and experience:
  • A Master’s degree and/or equivalent work experience in environmental policies;
  • 2 years’ work experience on finance issues is a substantial asset;
  • Previous experience of working with policy-makers (for example an internship in the EU institutions) or in NGOs is an asset;
  • A very good understanding of the functioning of the European Union and its legislative processes;
  • Very good organization skills and capacity to take initiative;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage networks and to work in a team;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Excellent word processing skills in MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint;
  • English proficiency is essential; other EU languages are an advantage;
  • Sympathetic to NGOs’ styles of work and procedures;
  • 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 its values (“courage, integrity, respect, collaboration”).
Remuneration package:

WWF European Policy Office also offers a range of additional benefits, including allowances for lunch, public transport and home working, health insurance, pension plan, paid holiday and additional months of pay in accordance with Belgian law.

Further details:
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position or contact the Head of unit, Sébastien Godinot (sgodinot@wwf.eu).

How to apply?
Please send your application to recruitments@wwf.eu - please write “Application Sustainable finance policy officer” in the subject line, and include a single PDF document with your up to date CV and cover letter, outlining why you would be a good candidate for the role.
Please also confirm that you have the legal right to work full time in Belgium.

Deadline for applications: midnight Brussels time on 29 January 2023.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.