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Digital Policy Analyst

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: OpenForum Europe (OFE)

Deadline: 21/10/2022

Location: Brussels, Belgium

OpenForum Europe (OFE) is looking for a Digital Policy Analyst that will be part of its Brussels team.

About OpenForum Europe:

OpenForum Europe (OFE) is a not-for-profit think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. The openness principles which guide all OFE’s activities are: user centricity, competition, flexibility, sustainability, and the importance of relying on the support of a transparent and open community. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved. The main policy topics that OFE covers are: open technologies, standardisation, digital government, digital platforms, public procurement, copyright, cloud computing and cybersecurity.

Main responsibilities:
  • Monitor EU policy developments;
  • Prepare and participate in events and meetings with the community and policy makers;
  • Conduct research on diverse policy areas;
  • Contribute to the delivery of EU projects;
  • Manage community and stakeholder relations;
  • Prepare communication material for the website (press releases, policy papers, policy statements) and social media;

This is a hands-on, intense, and challenging opportunity, with direct policy engagement. In this role, the Digital Policy Analyst will interact with senior stakeholder representatives in the OFE network and EU policymakers.

Desired Profile:

An ideal candidate combines technical understanding with an interest in EU policy. The person has:

  • A university degree;
  • Ability to grasp and communicate on complex policy issues;
  • Interest in the EU decision making process, preferably demonstrated by work experience;
  • A good knowledge of and considerable interest in the ICT industry in general, and the Open Source movement and EU digital policy more specifically;
  • Initiative, is reliable, and able to multitask and prioritise own work;
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills;
  • Perfect fluency in written and spoken English; other EU languages considered an asset.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact OFE at jobs@openforumeurope.org.

Deadline for application: 21 October 2022
Interviews: will start immediately and continue until the vacancy has been filled
Start date: as soon as possible, exact date to be agreed
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of renewal
Location: Brussels, Belgium

To apply, please click here.

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