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15.11.2022

Public Affairs Specialist Deutschland (w, m, d)

The Good Food Institute Europe

The Good Food Institute Europe

https://gfieurope.org/careers/

Tasks - Introduction

In your position you have a high degree of responsibility and you can achieve a lot. They will have a decisive influence on how quickly a more sustainable food system will develop in Germany and Europe.

  • You report to our Public Affairs Manager Germany and influence politics in Germany and to a limited extent also in Austria and Switzerland. Among other things, you will advocate for more public investment in research and development on plant-based and cultured meat, for evidence-based regulation and for a level playing field for alternative protein sources.
  • As part of our policy team, you will influence policy discourse to maximize support and minimize opposition to alternative proteins in Europe. You will also work with our communications team to ensure that the media in the DACH region report on the environmental and public health benefits of plant-based and cultured meat. The specific relationship between tasks in the areas of politics and communication depends on the respective prior knowledge and interests.
  • Your tasks as an important part of our Germany team include:
  • - Political communication towards governments and parliaments in Germany and, where opportunities arise, in Switzerland and Austria, in order to achieve positive political changes for plant-based and cultured proteins.
  • - Analysis of political debates and stakeholders in German-speaking countries and, based on this, support in designing our strategy for working in the political arena.
  • - Participation in advising politicians and civil servants in relevant public institutions at the federal level, including the Federal Government and the Bundestag.
  • - Leading our political work at state level, including advising state governments and representatives of state parliaments.
  • - Cooperation with media representatives to increase awareness of alternative proteins in the DACH region and to make our positions visible.
  • Planning and implementation of political events in Germany (e.g. symposiums, roundtables, webinars), including the management of service providers.
  • - Creation of convincing communication and information materials for our stakeholders, e.g. B. letters, position papers and presentations.
  • - Representing GFI Europe and presenting the topic of alternative proteins at events and meetings with various stakeholders.
  • - Working with other non-profit organisations, think tanks and companies — building and maintaining resilient relationships and treating people with respect who have yet to be convinced.
  • - Thorough monitoring of relevant policy issues and initiatives — identifying opportunities and preventing threats.
  • - Completion of other relevant tasks.

What to bring

  • Who we are looking for:
  • What to bring:
  • - Passionate about the philosophy and mission of GFI.
  • - Enthusiasm for advancing the policy framework for plant-based and cultured meat and promoting acceptance of sustainable alternatives.
  • - Experience in political work, e.g. B. in a governmental institution, a parliament, an authority, a political party, a non-governmental organization, a think tank, an association, a public affairs agency or in a comparable organization.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in German — including the ability to present complex technical and political issues in an understandable and target group-oriented language.
  • - Experience in building and maintaining your own network, a convincing and credible appearance to represent GFI to policy makers, journalists and other stakeholders.
  • - Enjoy working remotely in a fast-growing organization: Ability to work independently and under pressure, prioritize, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • - The willingness to learn and to take on new challenges and tasks over time.
  • - Commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion and to the inclusive and supportive culture at GFI.
  • - Good IT skills and willingness to learn new software and platforms.
  • - Good knowledge of English.
  • It would be an advantage if you possess some or all of the following qualities, but none of them are mandatory:
  • - Experience in one or more of the following policy areas: food and agriculture, research and innovation, climate action, health.
  • - Ability to deal persuasively with the media and experience in digital communications, including creating content for social media.
  • - A network of contacts to political decision-makers and/or journalists in Germany.
  • - Experience in building alliances with non-governmental organizations and economic actors.

what we offer you

Compensation and details: - Working conditions: full-time (flexible working hours), permanent. Location: Flexible. We will consider applications from across Europe, however you must be willing to be able to travel to Berlin every few weeks and sometimes at short notice. You will work mainly from home or from wherever you want. We are happy to cover co-working costs to enable you to work in an office if you wish. You and the whole GFI Europe team will meet in person about twice a year for 3-4 days each time. Travel expenses will be covered by GFI Europe within the framework of our Travel Expense Policy. - Salary and benefits: The salary and benefits package for all of our positions is researched and benchmarked against others based on similar nonprofit positions in the specific location where the position is to be filled. The approximate guideline (gross annual salary including benefits and allowance for setting up the home office) for Germany is expected to be €3,600 - €4,000 - Right to work: You must have a work permit in and within the country where you reside at the start of employment allowed to travel in Europe. - Application deadline: December 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CEST. We will contact all applicants after this date, regardless of the outcome of the application. We aim to respond within a week of the deadline. in which the position is to be filled, researched and compared with others. The approximate guideline (gross annual salary including benefits and allowance for setting up the home office) for Germany is expected to be €3,600 - €4,000 - Right to work: You must have a work permit in and within the country where you reside at the start of employment allowed to travel in Europe. - Application deadline: December 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CEST. We will contact all applicants after this date, regardless of the outcome of the application. We aim to respond within a week of the deadline. in which the position is to be filled, researched and compared with others. The approximate guideline (gross annual salary including benefits and allowance for setting up the home office) for Germany is expected to be €3,600 - €4,000 - Right to work: You must have a work permit in and within the country where you reside at the start of employment allowed to travel in Europe. - Application deadline: December 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CEST. We will contact all applicants after this date, regardless of the outcome of the application. We aim to respond within a week of the deadline. The approximate guideline (gross annual salary including benefits and allowance for setting up the home office) for Germany is expected to be €3,600 - €4,000 - Right to work: You must have a work permit in and within the country where you reside at the start of employment allowed to travel in Europe. - Application deadline: December 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CEST. We will contact all applicants after this date, regardless of the outcome of the application. We aim to respond within a week of the deadline. The approximate guideline (gross annual salary including benefits and allowance for setting up the home office) for Germany is expected to be €3,600 - €4,000 - Right to work: You must have a work permit in and within the country where you reside at the start of employment allowed to travel in Europe. - Application deadline: December 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CEST. We will contact all applicants after this date, regardless of the outcome of the application. We aim to respond within a week of the deadline. We will contact all applicants after this date, regardless of the outcome of the application. We aim to respond within a week of the deadline. We will contact all applicants after this date, regardless of the outcome of the application. We aim to respond within a week of the deadline.

Further information

Application process: Please upload your CV and the sample assignment using the application form here. The document with the sample task can be found here. We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents - we're happy to make reasonable adjustments to ensure the assessment process works for you. Email us at europe-hiring@gfi.org The full application process is outlined in the job brochure. we are looking forward to hearing from you! Do you have anymore questions? Join our team for a live Q&A on Tuesday 22 November at 12:30pm CET (link). You can submit your questions anonymously in advance using this form. The recording will be available on this page after the webinar.

Berufsfeld
Landwirtschaft, Natur und Umwelt | Lebensmittel und Getränke
Branche
Energie & Umwelt | Stiftungen, Verbände & Politik
Restlaufzeit
15 Tage
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