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Policy adviser for the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)

Contractual agent, FG III

This is to inform you that the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time Policy adviser in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), in its Secretariat in Brussels. (Fixed-term contract of two years, function group III, with possible prolongation until, at least, the end of the parliamentary legislature)


Starting date: as soon as possible


Tasks to be performed:

  • Advising the Greens/EFA MEPs on policy issues related to the Foreign affairs committee (AFET) in particular on Turkey, Euromed area, Middle East and Gulf countries; External dimension of migrations.
  • Preparing MEPs for Committee and coordinators meetings including draft reports, briefings, resolutions,  amendments, & voting lists; attending to committee meetings, assuring close contact to Parliament’s AFET secretariat;
  • Take part in the work of the Group and monitoring international developments in relation to the geographic area of responsibility;
  • Participating in the Greens/EFA Cluster International and WG AFET;
  • Negotiate and discuss on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group with stakeholders, relevant NGOs and representatives of other political groups in the Parliament;
  • Drafting and tabling of "urgencies" resolutions in relation to the area of responsibility and advising the group’s responsible MEP during the negotiations of urgencies; preparing amendments and the voting list for urgency resolutions;
  • Advising Group Members about the work in relevant geographic delegations and Joint parliamentary assemblies/committees.
  • Preparing and participating to missions to Strasbourg (monthly Plenary session) and missions abroad in particular in the countries from the relevant geographic area of responsibility.


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Professional experience of 3 years or more;
  • Knowledge and experience in the field;
  • Very good knowledge of the European institutions, EU legislation and decision-making process;
  • Educational background in line with the function;
  • Familiarity with Green positions relevant for the work in the AFET committee in particular Middle East, Turkey, Gulf countries and Euromed;
  • Good negotiating skills;
  • Very good writing skills and knowledge of organisational methodology;
  • Excellent standard of English and fluent in at least one other EU language;
  • Open-mindedness, communicative attitude and experience in working in a political administration and in a multi-cultural team;
  • Be a good team-worker and ready to work flexible hours;


Under article 12 (2) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS) of the European Communities, candidates must:

  • be citizen of an EU Member State; unless an exception is authorised by the authority referred to article 6 (1);
  • enjoy full rights as citizen;
  • have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the laws concerning military service;
  • meet the character requirements for the duties involved.


The Greens/EFA group is an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. In case of equal appreciation on competence and suitability for the position, preference will be given to female applicants.

In case of interest in this position, send a motivation letter with your CV and supporting documents by e-mail only to the Greens/EFA HR department (Greens.HR@ep.europa.eu) before 11th of June end of business (7pm Brussels time).



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