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Political Assistant with special responsibilities for Railways and Urban Public Transport, Bruxelles



Bruxelles, Belgium 

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JOB TITLE: Political Assistant with special responsibilities for Railways and Urban Public Transport
REPORTING TO: Political Secretary for Railways and Urban Public Transport
General Secretary

Job Requirements:

Key responsibilities
● Assisting the Political Secretary for Railways and Urban Public Transport in the daily work with policy and political expertise and advice
● Providing general political and policy assistance to ETF, working on cross cutting projects and programs
● Dealing with requests coming from Sections’ members
● developing and keeping good contacts with our affiliates, the ITF and the ETUC
● Drafting reports, circulars, documents and minutes of meetings and press releases (in close cooperation with the Communications Officer) in English
● Leading or facilitating ad hoc projects and initiatives
● Providing input for ETF’ s communication initiatives, like the ETF website, Facebook, social media etc.
● Political lobby work, working closely with the EU institutions
● Negotiating with employers’ associations and other stakeholders
● Preparing documentation for meetings, actions, campaigns and publications where necessary
● Creating and maintaining file records, including electronic file records
● Creating survey databases, input data received and preparing analysis
● Dealing with routine incoming calls/correspondence/requests for information as appropriate
● Coordinating ETF participation in external bodies
● Attending meetings and ensuring follow up
● Assisting with preparation and implementation of EU co-funded projects

We are looking for a candidate with
● Strong interest in and expertise on transport, railways and urban transport policies and issues
● political and advocacy skills.
● negotiating skills
● Graduate level education
● Excellent written and spoken English. Fluency in additional languages would be an advantage
● Good knowledge of Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer…)
● Administration skills
● Good communication skills, ability to synthesize
● Strong organisational abilities
● Creative yet organized
● Ability to multi-task, identify priorities and meet deadlines
● Ability to react flexibly to new challenges and work independently, often under pressure, on specific dossiers
● Capability to integrate into a small and multicultural team
● Availability to travel regularly
● Previous experience in the EU or international environment (Trade Union Federations, NGOs, Institutions, etc), organising campaigns and public relations is desirable
● Commitment to trade unions’ values

We offer
● A full-time permanent contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits and extra-legal paid leave)
● A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment
● Involvement in a variety of campaigns, projects and initiatives
● The office is located in the center of Brussels

Equal employment opportunity
ETF is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, regardless of sex, marital status, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job. Selection will be in accordance with objective, job related criteria and the appointment will be on the basis of applicants’ merits and abilities.

How to apply
We invite any interested candidate to send a CV and a short motivation letter in English to Josef Maurer, ETF Senior Operations Manager, at j.maurer@etf-europe.org by 15 April 2018.

Only applications sent by e-mail will be considered.

Brussels, 21 March 2018
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European Transport Workers' Federation
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 105, boîte 11
Bruxelles, Belgium
Web Site: www.etf-europe.org
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