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About Us

The Good Lobby is a Brussels-based non-profit committed to equalising access to power by enhancing the advocacy capacity of civil society, while shaping corporate lobbying to be more responsible and transparent. It does so through a mix of training, strategic advice, and unconventional coalitions to assist NGOs, progressive companies, philanthropic organisations in their advocacy goals.

 

Vacancy for a Policy Manager

 

The Good Lobby is a non-profit civic start-up committed to equalizing access to power for a more plural, inclusive and democratic society.  To drive our impact, we build unconventional collaborations and alliances with and among NGOs, philanthropies and progressive companies.

 

We are looking for a Policy Manager, who is: 

  • A Lobbyist: you know how to monitor policies and you know how to craft strategies to make change happen. 
  • A Campaigner: you know how communication works and you are able to make your point across different media channels. 
  • A Manager: someone who can coordinate different projects at the same time, solve problems, step in when needed, be hands-on, and manage junior staff. 
  • A Master: someone who masters lobbying and communication. Someone who understands the challenges of lobbying in the nonprofit, civil society sector. Someone who can switch from energy policies to digital policies and pandemic prevention. 
  • A Magician: someone able to turn complexity into clarity by offering guidance to partners and helping them overcome obstacles. 
  • A Facilitator: someone who aims at being understood, a bridge-builder between different environments (e.g. public, private, civil society sectors), sharing her own knowledge with different audiences in a workshop, in a text, blog post or tweet. 

 

What are the challenges we will propose to you: 

  • Manage different projects at the interface of advocacy and communication to the benefit of civil society actors. 
  • Campaign for civil society actors on a wide range of policies e.g. energy, health, digital, sustainability, corporate governance,…  
  • Advise and train people in lobbying and advocacy coming from different walks of life and sectors (civil society, private sector, grassroots, etc). 

 

In particular, our Policy Manager will be responsible for:  

  • Managing several accounts as one-stop-shop for the beneficiary
  • Supervising project delivery and coaching junior staff
  • Monitoring relevant policies and act on the insights drawn from monitoring.
  • Designing lobbying and advocacy strategies for different actors in civil society. 

 

What we are looking for our Policy Manager: 

  • Proven experience in EU public affairs or advocacy, gained in a consultancy, law firm, EU institution or NGO. 
  • Experience working on ESG and/or sustainable corporate governance would be an asset
  • Strong command of EU policy-making processes.
  • Understanding of the challenges of the nonprofit sector and European civil society.
  • Expertise in designing and implementing lobbying and advocacy strategies.
  • Ease while speaking in public.
  • Creativity, flexibility and openness to change. 
  • At least 2-3 years of experience. 

 

What we offer

A standard contract under Belgian law. You should already have the right to work and live in Belgium. 

This is a full-time position but we are open to freelancing arrangements.

The work and the well-being of The Good Lobby is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of colour, women, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities.

 

How To Apply:

Please send to [email protected]:

  • your CV
  • a one page cover letter where you tell us why you want to work at The Good Lobby

in one single PDF file entitled: Policy Manager_Your First Name Your Last Name 

There is no deadline to apply, however the sooner you apply the better your chances of being hired as this is an immediate opening.

 

See pdf version here.

 

 

Vacancy for a Policy Researcher

 

To drive our impact on corporate lobbying and sustainability, we are looking for a Policy Researcher to join our team!

 

We are looking for a Policy Researcher, who will be responsible for:

  • Leading a major research project on corporate political responsibility.
  • Conducting policy-oriented research on sustainability and corporate political activities.
  • Supervising project delivery and managing day to day project work, including leading a team of 4-5 colleagues and partners.
  • Monitoring relevant policies and act on the insights drawn from monitoring.
  • Building and maintaining strategic alliances, also by organising events on related topics.
  • Designing effective communication and advocacy strategies on complex and technical topics.

 

What we are looking for: 

  • Expertise in sustainability (standards), ESG metrics and corporate political activities is strongly preferred. Knowledge of related policy areas like corporate governance, anti-corruption or transparency matters is a plus.
  • Proven experience in conducting research to drive policy reforms, gained in a think tank, consultancy, law firm, EU institution, NGO or academia.
  • Expertise in data science, data visualisation and analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)/Knowledge Management (KM) processes and best practices is a plus.
  • Experience effectively managing a team and working with diverse partners.
  • Creativity, flexibility and openness to change.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • At least 2 years of experience is preferred.

 

What we offer

A standard Belgian contract, open to part-time and freelance roles. Salary commensurate with experience.

The work and the well-being of The Good Lobby is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of colour, women, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities.

 

How To Apply:

Please send to [email protected]:

  • your CV
  • a one page cover letter where you tell us why you want to work at The Good Lobby

in one single PDF file entitled: Policy Researcher_Your First Name Your Last Name 

If available, submitting also a portfolio of your best data visualisation/analysis work is a great plus.

There is no deadline to apply, however the sooner you apply the better your chances of being hired as this is an immediate opening.

 

See pdf version here.

 

 

Legal & Policy Intern at The Good Lobby

 

The Good Lobby is an international non-profit committed to equalising access to power for a more plural, inclusive and democratic society. To drive our impact, we provide advocacy training, research and strategic advice, and pro bono legal support to NGOs, philanthropies and progressive companies.

The Good Lobby has an opening for a Legal & Policy Intern to support our team on multiple research and policy projects, beginning in January 2023.

 

Our Advocacy Intern Will Be Responsible For

● Contributing to research, stakeholder mapping, and legislative review on various issues including

topics such as ESG, energy, and transparency in the EU

● Support in analysing EU policy developments, including media monitoring

● Contribute to content and delivery of advocacy trainings

● Assist in organisation of events and conferences

 

What We Are Looking For:

• Excellent understanding of EU policy process

• Excellent drafting skills with ability to tailor to diverse audiences, including blogs, newsletters, policy

briefs, and social media posts

• Experience studying and/or working on sustainability and climate issues

• Perfect command of English. Other languages an advantage

• Strong public speaking skills

• Excellent command of PowerPoint and Excel

• Creativity, flexibility, and openness to change

• Understanding of EU Law is an advantage

• Prior internship at an EU NGO, EU institution or a consultancy an advantage

• Volunteering experience is highly valued

 

What We Offer:

A 3-6-month paid internship contract with possibility of renewal. You must have the right to work in Belgium. The work and the well-being of The Good Lobby is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of colour, women, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities.

 

How To Apply:

Please send to [email protected]:

● your CV

● a one-page cover letter where you tell us why you want to work at The Good Lobby

in one single PDF file entitled: Legal & Policy Intern_Your First Name Your Last Name

There is no deadline to apply, however the sooner you apply the better your chances of being hired as this position will begin in January 2023.

 

 

 

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