We are looking for a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated Policy Advisor to join our small team and serve our international and multilingual membership which is at the core of the internet infrastructure. Starting date is between February and March 2024.
CENTR is a membership association which brings together European national internet domain name registries such as the organisations that operate .fr and .eu.
CENTR currently counts 50 full and 8 associate members – together, they are responsible for over 80% of all registered domain names worldwide.
If you read the points below and recognise yourself in them, we would love to hear from you!
Tasks and responsibilities
- Monitor and analyse the EU policy and legislative landscape for issues of relevance to domain name registry operators.
- Draft policy and issue papers in the fields of cybersecurity, data protection, content moderation, consumer protection, internet governance and other topics of relevance to the internet industry.
- Identify opportunities and help develop strategies to advance CENTR’s goals in EU policy and global internet governance, in close cooperation with the CENTR Policy Director.
- Identify and engage in outreach activities with EU institutions, agencies, national policymakers and industry stakeholders.
- Support CENTR topical Working Groups, participate in and report from international meetings.
- Organise public affairs meetings both internally and externally to advance CENTR’s policy strategy.
- This role reports to the CENTR Policy Director
Skills and qualifications
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a small team.
- Service-focused and diplomatic.
- Independent and proactive, with attention to detail.
- Excellent research, analytical and writing skills, and comfortable working with technical and legal material.
- Public speaking experience.
- Excellent verbal and written English.
- Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in a similar role in EU affairs, preferably in a membership-based organisation.
- Good knowledge and understanding of EU legislative processes and decision-making.
- Proven ability to produce advocacy materials.
- A Master's degree in Law is ideal. Other related fields, such as European Affairs, International Relations or technical background could be beneficial.
- Good knowledge of or genuine interest in technology and the internet. Understanding of the domain name industry is a plus.
What we offer
- A permanent full-time contract.
- A competitive salary package with flexible working hours and the opportunity to telework up to 3 days per week.
- Lunch vouchers, health insurance, pension plan.
- A broad range of training opportunities and a personal training budget.
- International experience in a vibrant tech community and a membership-based organisation, with the ability to influence a fast-paced regulatory landscape.
CENTR is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other convictions, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.