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About GIGAEurope

GIGAEurope is an industry organisation that brings together private operators who build, operate and invest in the gigabit communications networks that enable Europe’s digital connectivity. Our members offer world-class products and services, including converged fixed and mobile communications. GIGAEurope members collectively provide connectivity services to over 40 million fixed broadband customers and 130 million mobile customers spanning across Europe. 

Why work for GIGAEurope?

This is an opportunity to join one of the most dynamic industries within the digital ecosystem – the connectivity industry. And it gives you the chance to shape the organisation and propel its growth at what is truly the most exciting time to join GIGAEurope. You will be part of a team who is motivated to make a difference to the benefit of its members and a variety of external stakeholders. You will work in an international and dynamic environment on a wide variety of European topics, while having the space for personal development.

Public Policy DIRECTOR

Office MANAGER

Organisation: GIGAEurope aisbl
Role: Public Policy Director
Job Category: Public Policy
Job Experience: 7 to 10 years
Job Location: Brussels
Expiration Date: 31 January 2022

Job purpose summary

Responsible for the development and implementation of the public policy strategy of the organisation. Enhance the organisation’s visibility, reputation and image as a strong and respected voice of the connectivity industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Advocate GIGAEurope’s views and work with political bodies, policymakers and non-governmental organisations on policy issues
  • Draft position papers, contributions to consultations and any other public policy documents
  • Build and maintain an extensive and active external network and work with trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups, and other policy influencers to promote and build support for GIGAEurope
  • Engage proactively with policy makers and influencers to highlight GIGAEurope members’ impact on the European economy
  • Represent GIGAEurope externally to EU policymakers and other key external stakeholders and build positive relationships with key influencers
  • Actively monitor relevant policy and regulatory proposals and formulate strategies to help shape outcomes
  • Identify topics and objectives for new policy studies to support specific public policy objectives
  • Support digital communication by contributing to the organisation’s website, social media and newsletters
  • Provide regulatory and public policy support to online and offline events
  • Coordinate public policy activities with the association’s members and external stakeholders, leading GIGAEurope’s working groups and participating to external working groups

 

 

Skills and personality

  • 7-10 years of experience in the European digital or tech policy space, having strong knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative process
  • Solid understanding of the European regulatory framework and strong grasp of technology and business trends in the telecoms and media industry
  • Law bachelor’s degree or master’s degree desirable
  • Ability to drive and manage policy files and regulatory engagement
  • Excellent written and spoken English, other European languages desirable
  • Experienced in producing briefing docs, consultation responses and white papers
  • Keen interest in writing and ability to translate complex issues into accessible and compelling material
  • Excellent communication, research and project management skills
  • Result-oriented, proactive team-player with strong diplomatic and social skills
  • Self-driven with a positive outlook, a clear focus on high quality, creativity and flexibility
  • Independent and accountable
  • Ability to juggle different tasks at the same time and to respect deadlines, able to respond to urgent issues when needed

Working conditions

The contract will have an unlimited duration. The assignment will start as soon as possible. The gross salary is in line with that of a Brussels-based trade association, on the basis of a full-time job of 39 hours per week.

APPLICATION

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English, by e-mail to office@gigaeurope.eu, subject “Application: Public Policy Director”, by 31 January 2022. Job interviews will be organised on Teams/Zoom.

The application process at GIGAEurope includes a background check regarding, but not limited to, employment, education and reference checks.

Organisation: GIGAEurope aisbl
Role: Office Manager
Job Category: Administration
Job Experience: 3 to 5 years
Job Location: Brussels
Expiration Date: 31 January 2022

Job purpose summary

Responsible for the day-to-day efficient management of the association’ssecretariat, including in relation to finances, human resources and facilities.

Key responsibilities

  • Build and preserve trusted relationships with our members, address members’ needs quickly and effectively
  • Liaise with staff, suppliers and all external stakeholders
  • Manage finances: in and out invoicing, petty cash, bank accounts, liaise with external accountants to process invoices, prepare and track payments, and update internal tracking of outgoing invoices
  • Monitor office budgets and provide regular expenditure reports
  • Organise recruitment exercises, including placement of advertisements and managing applications
  • Assist in the preparation of job offers, contracts and support documentation for new staff, liaising with external bodies as required
  • Prepare the monthly payroll, including communicating of absences
  • Assist the association’s leadership in daily management tasks
  • Coordinate all office and building matters, including ordering office supplies and furniture
  • Be a point of contact for general enquiries, handle incoming/outgoing general (e)mail and calls
  • Prepare letters, presentations and reports
  • Implement and maintain procedures and office administrative systems, manage databases and distribution lists
  • Organise meetings, events and conferences
  • Support the digital communication by contributing to the association’s website, social media and newsletters
  • Coordinate travel plans, including booking transport and accommodation
  • Provide efficient and effective daily administrative office management.

Skills and personality

  • University degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably in an international environment; experience with an EU trade association is an asset
  • Experience with human resources issues in a Belgian context, including knowledge of payroll, benefits, recruitment and social legislation
  • Financial management experience
  • Strong IT skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, websites, social media, etc.
  • Experience with provision of support for communications (events, social media, etc.)
  • Excellent written and spoken English and French; knowledge of Dutch is an asset
  • Excellent communication, research and project management skills
  • Highly reliable and adhering to highest ethical standards
  • Result-oriented, proactive team-player with strong diplomatic and social skills
  • Attention to details and ability to multi-task and prioritise, creativity and flexibility
  • Outstanding organisation skills, ability to juggle different tasks at the same time and to respect deadlines, able to respond to urgent issues when needed.

Working conditions

The contract will have an unlimited duration. The assignment will start as soon as possible. The gross salary is in line with that of a Brussels-based trade association, on the basis of a full-time job of 39 hours per week.

APPLICATION

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English, by e-mail to office@gigaeurope.eu, subject “Application: Office Manager”, by 31 January 2022. Job interviews will be organised on Teams/Zoom.

The application process at GIGAEurope includes a background check regarding, but not limited to, employment, education and reference checks.