Policy Officer – Decarbonisation of Industry | WWF
Policy Officer – Decarbonisation of Industry

Posted on 09 September 2019

Location: WWF European Policy Office, Brussels, Belgium
We are looking for full time Policy Officer –Decarbonisation of Industry who will be responsible for driving WWF’s position on industrial decarbonisation policies, advocacy and coalition-building efforts to contribute to the decarbonisation of resource and energy intensive industries. S/he will report to the Head of EU Climate and Energy Policy.

Main responsibilities:

  • S/he advocates for European Commission (EC) policy proposals that accelerate industrial decarbonisation through the development of position papers and other advocacy and research products on the EU Industry Strategy, s/he will position WWF with regards to the future role of specific technologies such as green hydrogen in the upcoming EC gas package or Carbon Capture and Use.
  • S/he acts as Brussels-based liaison officer with relevant EU policy makers, WWF National Offices (NOs) and NGOs, and leads WWF EPO’s advocacy strategies on industrial decarbonisation.
  • S/he develops expertise and capacity-building within the WWF and in other NGOs on relevant industrial decarbonisation work streams, and ensures a regular dialogue with all relevant stakeholders on the challenges and approaches of just transition in resource and energy intensive industries.

What you need:

Required Qualifications and skills:
  • Degree relevant to the field of climate and energy (including in economics, engineering, natural resources management, public affairs, etc).
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in policy, project and /or campaign management
  • Knowledge of European institutions and decision-making processes, understanding of economics and technical knowledge, through either academic or work experience.
  • Knowledge of the current state of climate change and energy policy at the European level.
  • Ability to understand and explain complex technical issues in the policy context; proven ability to act as organisational spokesperson on a specific subject and interact effectively with government representatives; experience interacting with energy and industry representatives, and media.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complicated messages authoritatively; proficiency in other languages would be an advantage.
  • Outward-facing diplomatic and interpersonal skills, teamwork skills suitable for a fast-paced, international and network-oriented organisation with many far-flung participants.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: “Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging”.

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

How to apply?

Email a cover letter and CV to recruitments@wwf.eu

Deadline for applications: 22 September 2019
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.