Digital Advisor Vacancy in European Parliament

Not afraid to work independently nor to commit to an honest collaboration with others? Do you take pride in delivering quality? Are you a team player and a good colleague? Then the job as a digital employee is definitely for you.

Your duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Follow developments in digital rights and digitization and cover one of my EP committees
  • Attend or represent me in stakeholder meetings, coordination meetings, seminars and workshops
  • On digital issues, be responsible for my participation in the legislative work, including preparing amendments, as well as oral and written questions to the Council and the European Commission
  • Provide political advice internally in the office on digital development
  • Join other political work at peak times in the office
  • Prepare my participation in events and media appearances, prepare speeches and briefings on digital topics for committees/group/plenary, opinions and articles
  • Arrange events on digital politics in Brussels and Denmark.

Your desired competencies and experiences:

  • Strong analytical skills and political understanding of European digital policy
  • Solid knowledge of European and Danish politics
  • Understanding the political and legislative work of the European Parliament, how it works in practice, and the interaction between the political groups within Parliament
  • Can quickly seek new knowledge, and provide solid, professional quality assurance of political “products”
  • Can express yourself easily, briefly and precisely. It is an advantage if you have experience with it, e.g. from an interest organization, ministerial service or similar
  • You can formulate yourself in Danish as well as in English. Understanding of French, German or other EU languages
  • Ready to defend opinions and views – both inside the office and outside
  • Network in the digital field, or will be able to form one
  • Political and human intuition
  • Interested in working in a busy and multicultural environment.

Form of work
Transparency, accountability and integrity are essential as the foundation of any public office, including the office of an MEP. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment in the office or towards external partners.

Working hours, place of work and wages
Full time (40 hours) with flexible working hours. In rare cases, you may be called to work evenings or weekends. The place of work will be Brussels, usually with business trips to Strasbourg (plenary sessions) and Denmark. Salary level is determined by experience and training within the European Parliament’s salary scale for MEP assistants.

The office consists of an office manager, a communications consultant, an administrative employee and 2 trainees, and we work closely with the office of the other MEP from the party, Radikale Venstre as well as with the party’s Secretariat and national organization in Denmark.

Recruitment process
Equal opportunities and rights for all are what we want to work for in society, and our office will seek to reflect this. The more inclusive we are, the better our results will be. I want to celebrate diversity and am committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. I hope that, regardless of background, even if you are a member of a historically marginalized group, you will consider applying.

Send your application via this form no later than 9 November 2021 at 23.59.

For more information about this position, please contact the office manager, Helle Jacobsen, on +4524463829 or helle.jacobsen@europarl.europa.eu.

Interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

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