Background - April 29, 2015

Do you see the fight against climate change as the battle of our generation? Do you want to actively contribute to the protection of the environment and to political change? Greenpeace offers you the opportunity to work for what you believe in, as a member of a dynamic, committed and effective international team, with colleagues from two dozen European offices, for a competitive salary, as

Policy Strategist for EU climate and energy policies

based at our European Unit in Brussels

Closing date for applications: 18 May 2015

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • develop and implement advocacy strategies on EU policies related to climate change and energy;
  • maintain active relations with European institutions;
  • interact, as required, with the Greenpeace European energy campaign, our global climate negotiations team, our global polar team, to provide EU strategic advice and policy expertise;
  • partner with other NGOs and strategic allies to form common advocacy positions;
  • draft briefings, letters and other advocacy materials;
  • Act as a spokesperson for the media and in public fora.

Your skills and qualifications include:

  • excellent policy analysis and strategic planning;
  • at least 3 years of relevant professional experience;
  • good knowledge of the decision-making processes of the EU institutions;
  • experience in making change happen through public campaigns, and the ability to view environmental policy issues in terms of campaign opportunities;
  • detailed understanding of climate change and energy policies;
  • self-motivated, and stress-resistant;
  • very good spoken and written English, and fluency in at least one other European language;
  • used to working with people from different backgrounds;
  • good networking skills;
  • desire to actively contribute to the protection of the environment and to political change.

Application information:

Please email your application to and address it to Mr Stef Van den Eynde. Please write "Application Policy Strategist" in the subject line.

Please include:

  • a CV of maximum two pages (no photos, please);
  • a cover letter of no more than one page, outlining your motivation and including the date when you would be able to start;
  • a short article (in the form of a 'letter to the editor' of no more than 500 words) on the theme "After Paris -prospects for climate policy in Europe in 2016"

The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. on Monday 18 May. The first round of interviews will take place in the week of 25 May.

We regret that we will only be able to reply to candidates who have been short-listed for interviews, within ten days of the deadline. We thank you for your understanding.