EU Policy Advisor (f/m)

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04 Jul 2017

Wikimedia Deutschland furthers these ideals even beyond the free encyclopedia: It is our aim to establish and promote the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. Our objective is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, public education, and cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. We grant scholarships to volunteers working for Wikimedia projects and we provide technical support. On both the national and EU-level, we are advocating a legal framework which allows for free knowledge to become part of our everyday life.

The Wikimedia movement is a global network whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world. Through various projects (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata), global volunteer communities and non-profit organisations we strive to bring about a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. As part of our efforts to create a free knowledge world, we are looking for someone passionate about access to knowledge who will help us advance our EU advocacy agenda.

As EU Policy Advisor you will have the lead on entire legislative dossiers, you will be organising events and responsible for establishing working relationships with stakeholders and decision makers from all sectors. As the ideal candidate you have prior experience in Brussels and are passionate about a free, open, and secure internet. You care deeply about the Wikimedia movement’s key policy issues, including intellectual property, access to knowledge, privacy and freedom of expression. You are an organised and creative tactician with a strong sense of judicious opportunism.

The EU Policy Advisor will work from Brussels in close concert with counterparts in Wikimedia’s networks in Brussels, Berlin and San Francisco and will report to the person leading Wikimedia's EU advocacy activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the work on legislative files throughout the entire legislative process
  • Organising events that support and amplify Wikimedia’s public policy objective
  • Developing and implementing an engagement strategy for relevant decision-makers and stakeholders
  • Creating compelling information materials (leave-behinds, position papers, FAQs, infosheets)
  • Coordinating day-to-day activities and tactics with your Brussels colleague
  • Working collaboratively with Wikimedia organisations and volunteers

Requirements:

  • Prior experience in the EU public policy environment
  • Ability to work in two of the three most used working languages (English, French, German)
  • Cultural empathy and the ability to take the perspective of others
  • Ability to learn on the job, spot issues, think fast, and comfortably deal with complex and ambiguous issues with sound judgment
  • Dedicated, focused, and able to complete projects independently

Pluses:

  • A degree in law, public policy or computer science
  • Any additional, official EU language
  • Familiarity with advocacy campaign tools
  • A deep passion for Wikimedia’s values and digital rights

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to partly work from home
  • An opportunity to dedicate part of your time to issue and priorities important to you

The contract is initially limited to two years.

Interested? Apply now! Send us your application exclusively to jobs@wikimedia.de, mentioning your earliest date of entry and your salary presentation to our person, Mrs. Natali Bosnjakovic. We’re looking forward to meet you!

Wikimedia Deutschland commits itself to the principles of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, nationality, religion, political or other opinion, sex, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.

 

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