We are currently seeking to hire:

1. UECBV is seeking for immediate recruitment of a
Advisor on Food Policy & Sustainability
The successful candidate will join the Brussels-based team and participate in the running of the UECBV structure, in the heart of the European quarter.

Main responsibilities and tasks:
  • Management and preparation of technical and regulatory files as well as communication material related mainly to sustainability issues (environmental, ethical & product quality issues)
    , Carbon Footprint/PEF, LCA/BREF/IPPC, biodiversity, circular economy, food waste, food information to consumers, innovation and new technologies, biotechnologies, nutrition-related matters, meat image.
  • Providing policy advice and technical assistance towards the development of advocacy strategies, and the work of the experts of UECBV working groups: meat industry section, climate change task force, Meat Image communication network.
  • Representing the association, preparing working documents, briefings, assisting working group meetings, delivering presentations, drafting position papers, issuing papers, meeting minutes, technical reports etc.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with EU institutions (including European Agencies) and other international organisations (e.g. FAO)
  • Travel will be required

  • Required qualifications and competencies:
    • A university degree in science-related fields, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Environmental economy;
    • Knowledge of the EU regulatory functioning and environment (experience with food legislation is an asset)
    • Work experience: at least two years
    • Internship in EU institutions is a plus
    • Strong team working ability and flexibility to integrate into different fields of work
    • Excellent communication and language skills: English is a MUST; other EU languages are an asset
    • Standard computer/IT skills, including MS-Windows and its applications

    • Should your background and personal experience fit the profile, please send us your complete application, i.e. cover letter clearly stating your motivation and Curriculum Vitae. Please apply online at

      2. an Intern .

      Overall requirements:
      Provide research support to the UECBV Public Affairs practice, covering a wide range of policy areas, such as:  animal health, animal welfare, customs procedures, common agricultural policy, EU trade agreements, veterinary and food safety, labeling, climate change and environment.

      • Work on the web-site and the integrated common office
      • Coordinate the Meat Image Network
      • Drafting fact sheets
      • UECBV Newsletter drafting
      • Research and internet monitoring of activities of the EU Institutions
      • Assistance with responses to members’ requests
      • Attendance at policy conferences and institutional meetings, e.g. European Parliament committees and preparing reports on discussions
      • Maintenance of files and contact lists

      Ad hoc projects:
      Depending on the moment of the internship, the intern may also be involved in preparation and organization of larger projects, such as general assemblies and international conferences.

    • Postgraduate studies in Science degrees (vets, food science, agriculture, environment, nutrition), European law/politics or Communication.
    • Experience in agriculture, consumers protection, environment and trade fields are a plus
    • Good understanding of EU procedures / EU institutions
    • English and at least one other EU language
    • Pro-active approach and team work oriented
    • Master MS Office tools (excel, power point, etc..) and searching tools like Google and others Flexibility and willingness to learn Accuracy and attention to detail; interest and diligence in research work

    • If you are interested, please contact us:
      Tel: +32 2 230 46 03

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