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Job Offer: Junior Policy Assistant in Brussels [archived]

European Parliament

Member of the European Parliament Patrick Breyer (Pirate Party) is looking for an English speaking assistant to be employed in Brussels. Patrick works in the LIBE and JURI committees with a focus on privacy and Internet freedom.

As Junior Policy Assistant you will be called upon to perform a multitude of tasks including:

  • supporting me in my parliamentary work (preparation, expertise, analysis, summaries, advice, drafting) including political communications and outreach;
  • keeping up to date on the political and academic debate within the field as well as related news and case-law;
  • contact with relevant stakeholders (NGOs, industry, academia), liaising with other political groups’ offices, in-house communication, the management, organisation and follow-up of meetings, research, information, administrative and communication tasks.

The job requires great flexibility and adaptability: irregular working hours, varying workloads, ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines, and the capacity for teamwork in an international environment, with diplomacy skills.

I expect:

  • degree in the relevant field; legal expertise is of advantage;
  • policy work experience in a political/government organisation/NGO related to privacy or tech-nology
  • a general understanding of the European Union and the European Parliament,;
  • fluency in English; fluency in German or French is of advantage;
  • a keen interest in privacy and technology;
  • an understanding of the core values of the Pirate movement;
  • personal integrity and professional approach to the work;
  • willingness to work with Open Source Software and other open technologies;
  • enthusiasm for work in an international team;
  • full support for transparency in public affairs as well as deep respect for privacy in personal matters.

I offer:

  • full time position as an Accredited Parliamentary Assistant (APA) in Brussels;
  • salary in accordance with Parliamentary regulation;
  • possibility to support a meaningful and transparent policy.

How to apply:
Please send a structured CV and a cover letter containing a vision of the position by 15/01/2022 to jobs@patrick-breyer.de (PGP key optionally available here), using the subject line “Application Junior Policy Advisor [YOUR NAME]”.

Preferred starting date: February 2022.