Job advert - Junior Adviser for the Economics Department
BusinessEurope seeks to fill the following position:
for its Economics Department
BUSINESSEUROPE’s Economics Department works in close cooperation with experts in national member federations to develop business views on macro-economic policies, structural reforms, access to finance, taxation, and the EU budget. It is at the forefront of BusinessEurope’s work to improve the functioning of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
We are seeking a junior adviser to lead our high-profile work on taxation. In this role you will work with our members, organising expert working group meetings, in order to coordinate positions on key issues for business, including the implementation in the EU of the recent OECD agreements on global corporate taxation.
You will monitor and analyse EU policy proposals, draft position papers, briefings, speeches and presentations, take advocacy actions, have extensive contacts with EU institutions to ensure that business views are well understood by policy-makers, and participate in conferences.
You will also be expected to contribute to the broader work of the department according to your skills and experience and ensure good cooperation with other BUSINESSEUROPE’s departments.
Candidates for this post should have:
- a university degree, preferably in economics;
- at least 2 years of relevant professional experience;
- good understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions regarding economic policy development, with knowledge of EU taxation issues a particular asset;
- excellent analytical skills and the ability to assimilate the various aspects of an issue rapidly (economic, legal, political) and to meet tight deadlines;
- the ability to transform technical input into clear messages and adapt to the audience;
- the ability to define and implement advocacy strategies;
- a talent for negotiating and brokering compromises reflecting the general interest of all businesses on sensitive issues;
- excellent spoken and written communication skills in English. A good knowledge of other European languages is an asset;
- proficiency in IT tools (MS Office, Internet, social media, video conference systems) and in particular, extracting and preparing data using Excel;
- a pro-active and dynamic personality, with team spirit, multi-task, well-organised, flexible.
Closing date for applications: 22 May 2022
Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of application and a full curriculum vitae to: