Research and Advocacy officer

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30 Apr 2017

Job vacancy: Research and Advocacy officer

Expertise: Capital Markets – Retail Finance

Publication Date: 04/04/2017

Location: Brussels

Finance Watch, the Brussels-based public interest advocacy association dedicated to making finance serve society, is looking for a capital markets (including pensions) and retail finance expert to support its work on related EU legislation and setting the agenda for further reforms benefiting end-users and citizens in this area.

The role combines research and advocacy tasks. The successful candidate will have proven experience of working in (or with) the financial sector and an interest in the European policymaking environment. The candidate will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of capital markets (including pensions) as part of the financial system and how it relates to consumers, end-users and society.

The position is based at our offices in the European quarter in Brussels.

Job description

  • Collect evidence and data, coordinate and produce research, delivering formats adapted to audiences with different levels of expertise.
  • Respond to consultations and other solicitations in your area of expertise, working with the European Institutions as well as with other national and international financial actors.
  • Contribute to coordinating work with FW members.
  • Contribute to engaging a diverse group of stakeholders via various channels (bilateral contacts, workshops, social media, etc.) on the issues at stake, including policymakers, journalists, civil society representatives, experts and academics, in Brussels as well as EU member state capitals.
  • Contribute to Finance Watch’s efforts to engage a wide audience on the issues at stake.
  • Lead advocacy efforts in your area of expertise, including specific legislative recommendations. 
  • Present your work and represent Finance Watch in public. 

Profile / Qualifications

  • Be committed to Finance Watch’s mission.
  • Relevant post-graduate and/or professional qualification, preferably with some focus on financial regulation or policy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of additional languages will be an asset.
  • Two years working experience in the financial industry, in academic research or policy analysis focusing on the financial system. ● Interest in the EU law and the legislative process, with a focus on financial regulation.
  • Ability to write on financial reform issues for audiences with various levels of expertise as well as to coordinate contributions coming from Finance Watch’s Members and other partners.
  • Combine subject knowledge in key areas of finance with the interest and ability to work in close collaboration with Finance Watch Members as well as a broader group of civil society organizations, policymakers, academics and pioneers in sustainable business and finance.
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Team player.


  • A full-time contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits and extralegal paid leave).
  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment.
  • High exposure to a large and diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Opportunity to influence the international agenda on financial reform.

Equal employment opportunity

Finance Watch is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, regardless of sex, marital status, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job. Selection will be in accordance with objective, job related criteria and the appointment will be on the basis of applicants’ merits and abilities. 

Application guidelines

Your application should include the following documents:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A short motivation letter answering to the following questions:

➢ What are the main reasons that motivate you to work for Finance Watch?

➢ What are your main achievements?

Any incomplete application will be disregarded.

Send your application by email to: Please quote “Application for Research and Advocacy officer – Capital Markets/Retail” in the title of your e-mail.

Interviews will take place in Brussels, starting as soon as possible.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2017

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