Australian Embassy: Policy Officer

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Názov www stránky Australian Embassy in Brussels

Job Category: Policy
Job Experience: 3 to 5 years
Job Location: Brussels
Expiration Date: 15 Aug 2021

Job Title:            Policy Officer
Type:                  Non-Ongoing
Location:            Brussels
Contract:            2 year fixed term
Full-Time:           37.5 hours per week (full-time)
Classification:    LE5

About the Position

The position is based in Brussels. The Policy Officer will work within the Trade and Economic section of the Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union and NATO. This section covers subject matters including EU trade, economic and regulatory policy developments. Under limited direction, the Policy Officer will be responsible for researching, analysing and reporting on these areas.

This position supports the Trade and Economic Section in Brussels to strengthen the bilateral trade and economic relationship by facilitating policy discussions, monitoring changes to the policy environment and providing high level analysis, briefings and technical advice on EU trade and economic policy development, including through the European Commission, European Parliament and Member States.

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform complex research and provide accurate and specialised advice to the Counsellor on matters relating to EU trade policy by collecting, monitoring, analysing and evaluating information, papers and related materials. Subject areas include but are not limited to trade in goods and services, investment, procurement, subsidies, trade remedies and defensive measures, climate change, trade and sustainable development, digital trade and associated policies, EU trade relations with third countries, and WTO policy and reform.
  • Monitor and report on trade and economic regulatory developments and significant developments in the EU economy (including in the European Parliament, Council and Commission).
  • Develop and manage relationships with relevant stakeholders including EU institutions, EU and Australian industry stakeholders across a range of sectors. This includes participating in relevant meetings and special events without the Counsellor.
  • Organise and facilitate programs for visiting government officials, ministers or Australian business representatives, including meetings, workshops and other events.
  • Provide support to the Trade and Economic Section, including but not limited to writing cables, reports of meetings, records of conversations as required.
  • Represent and promote the interests of Australian at a range of forums, events and meetings and provide advice on Australian participation, operational and policy issues.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in European Affairs, Trade Policy, Economics, International Relations or a related field are essential.
  • High level analytical skills and subject matter expertise in relation to trade and economic policy and regulation. It is expected that candidates will have a minimum of three years’ work experience in this area.
  • Sound understanding of trade policy including demonstrated strong capacity in public policy monitoring, analysis and implementation, including in a regulatory context.
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities and organise work effectively and efficiently, and to complete projects and assignments with limited supervision.
  • A high level of written and oral proficiency in English with a proven ability to prepare written material to document findings in a logical, succinct and persuasive manner.
  • Excellent team-working, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills including experience working with senior representatives of government and industry.
  • High level of proficiency with information technology systems, especially Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion.

Desirable

  • Proficiency in French and Dutch
  • Previous experience with government and industry

General Requirements

  • Candidates must have, or able to obtain, an ability to work in Belgium.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Please address each of the selection criteria for the role in the spaces provided on the application form.  Drawing on your prior experience, please provide examples of where you have demonstrated the required competencies or transferable skills.

The word limit is strictly 300 words per response.  The panel will not assess responses that exceed the word limit.

  • A high-level of understanding of EU Trade policy including demonstrated strong capacity in public policy monitoring, analysis and implementation, including in a regulatory context.
  • Proven ability to undertake comprehensive independent research and provide high level analysis in relation to EU trade and economic policy and regulation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (with proficiency in French and/or Dutch ) with a proven ability to prepare written material to document findings in a logical, succinct and persuasive manner.
  • The ability to build relationships for influence; to understand the interests of diverse and senior stakeholders; and from these to build reciprocal and mutually beneficial networks that deliver results.
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities and organise work effectively and efficiently, and to complete projects and assignments with limited supervision.

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