The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is a European Association gathering some 150 regions across Europe, which strives to support their interests in the core areas of territorial cohesion, maritime policy, territorial accessibility and multilevel governance.

The CPMR is currently seeking a Policy Officer to support the Director responsible for Cohesion Policy. He or she will support him in his daily activities to represent CPMR Member regions and their position on cohesion policy, particularly in relation with the European Parliament. He or she will also provide support and animate the secretariat of the European parliament intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas (SEARICA). The post holder will form part of a small team and will play a key role in terms of the delivery of the CPMR work programme on Cohesion Policy.

The successful candidate should have a near-native or native level of fluency in English, a university degree in a relevant field as well as at least one year’s worth of experience of EU affairs, preferably working with local and regional government. Knowledge of the EU Cohesion Policy is a strong asset as well as proficiency in at least another European language (particularly French). The position is based in Brussels.

A full job description can be downloaded here

Contract: 1-year fixed term under VIE contract

(Please apply only if you meet the VIE requirements)

Deadline for application: Friday 23 November 2018 (13.00 Brussels Time)

Please note we will look at applications on a rolling basis (do not wait the deadline to apply)

Interviews planned last week of November in Brussels

Vacancy to be filled February 2019

Please send to

– A one-page cover letter in English

– Your CV

– Specify on the e-mail subject: Policy Officer_EP&Cohesion

Please note that we are opening two positions under VIE contract in the Cohesion Team (find the other job description here). Please specify to which one you are applying. We might consider you for the other position if you specify your interest on your application.