Head of Policy

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Executive Management

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively network of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy.

MAIN TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the Strategic Development of EVPA’s Policy Dimension
    • Develop a multiyear strategy for policy @ EVPA
    • Chair and Coordinate EVPA’s Policy Committee
    • Pilot the organisation of EVPA policy-related meetings and events
    • Ensure the further development of EVPA’s policy database
  • Develop EVPA’s Role as a European Thought Leader
    • Be the contact point and representing EVPA towards EU authorities (COM, EP, EIB-EIF, EESC, etc.), as well as other multilateral bodies relevant to the VP/SI sector (OECD, G8 GSG, etc.)
    • Inform and advice EVPA Members with regards to relevant European policies and initiatives
    • Contribute to EU-wide consultations and position papers in concertation with EVPA’s membership and Policy Committee
    • Organise webinars dedicated to learning about EU policies (re. follow-up of the Social Business Initiative [SBI], GECES Expert Group, EaSI Programme, etc.) and / or national policies
  • Build on EVPA’s Understanding of National Regulatory Ecosystems
    • Monitor and analyse key policy developments taking place in European countries, contributing to EVPA’s Nexus Project

SKILLS & QUALITIES

  • Previous experience (min. 10 years) in European Policy with a proven literacy and understanding of European institutions and decision-making process
  • Excellent relation builder with a track record and good network in the VP/SI sector
  • Competent to speak on Policy related matters at Conferences and represent EVPA in the industry
  • Ability to work autonomously, manage and implement projects with a proactive attitude
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, any other European language(s) an asset

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Preferably full-time position, of which an average of 3 days presence in Brussels is required
  • Managing two FTE (intern and a Policy Manager)
  • Reporting to the CEO and being part of the Management Team
  • You will be at the forefront of creating the VP/SI sector and will have contacts with all relevant actors in the field as well as international organisations
  • Compensation according to experience and skills brought to the position (rem: EVPA is a non-profit association)
  • Starting date as soon as possible

Interested in this position? Please send your CV and motivation letter to Els Depoortere by 21 July 2017

(Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.)

Executive Management

Head of Policy

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)