Trade Policy Officer

Reporting to the Director General, the position will involve:

  • Providing intelligence, information and advice to BEUC and BEUC member organisations on the development of the TTIP negotiations between the EU and the US;

  • Preparing consultation and position papers as well as technical briefings on these issues;

  • Representing BEUC and its member organisations in external meetings and conferences;

  • Maintaining and developing contacts with EU and US officials, MEPs, and other stakeholders involved in the TTIP negotiations.

The main qualifications we are looking for are:

  • A Master degree preferably in Economics or International Trade;

  • A strong technical knowledge and understanding of trade related issues with particular emphasis on consumer specific conditions and implications;

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in public affairs;

  • The ability to write and communicate well in English, knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage;

  • An initial working knowledge of the EU institutions;

  • A proven ability to understand, appreciate and explain the technical issues which arise in the international trade area, both for bilateral and multilateral agreements;

  • A proven interest in understanding, appreciating and articulating the consumer interest;

  • Ability to work well with people from different backgrounds;

  • Team player;

  • Ability to perform under pressure;

  • Well organised.

We offer:

  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to the promotion of the interests of consumers;

  • A non-routine job implying action in several topics according to the priorities decided by BEUC with regard to the consumer interests within the EU;

  • Networking opportunities with numerous organisations;

  • A full-time one-year contract with possible renewal for 1 year, competitive package (salary, fringe benefits and extra-legal paid leave).

Applications for the post, cover letter and CV, should be sent before 26 February by e-mail to with subject line: Trade Policy Officer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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