Policy Assistant

General Affairs

Overall description

Copa-Cogeca, the leading EU organisation representing European farmers and agri-cooperatives, is looking for bright, well-organised, and self-motivated Policy Advisor to join our General Affairs team.

The Policy Assistant is a member of the General Affairs team whose primary duties are to provide administrative support to the Policy team. The Policy Assistant will manage a variety of administrative tasks as well as contribute to the policy work within a highly collaborative team. As a General Affairs-team member, this position has a strategic role, as the organisation of internal and external meetings and the good flow of communication between the Secretariat and member organisations is pivotal to the day-to-day functioning of our organisation. This position will require superior attention to detail, great organisation, and prioritisation skills, as well as the ability to plan ahead and meet tight deadlines. As Copa and Cogeca are involved in EU public affairs, a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information, as well as professionalism in dealing with high-level politicians and stakeholders is of vital importance. The successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills in English and a good understanding of French. He/she is expected to think independently, react with the appropriate urgency to situations that require a timely response, while maintaining the confidence to ask for guidance when necessary.

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