For its Ghent-based secretariat, EPF is looking for an experienced Project & Policy officer to strengthen our motivated team!

The main tasks associated with this position involve:

Project management

  • Conduct research activities (desk research, interviews, surveys, …)
  • Organise workshops and focus groups with end-users and/or experts
  • Develop communication campaigns towards stakeholders
  • Conduct communication activities: write articles, manage social media posts, ….
  • Draft policy recommendations and guidelines towards a variety of stakeholders
  • Establish and coordinate relations with project partners and other parties
  • Look for new opportunities, co-write new project proposals
  • Overall project management related tasks (work planning, budget management, reporting, …)

Policy work

  • Occasional representation towards the European institutions (European Parliament, European Commission, Committee of the Regions, …) at political and policy level
  • Monitor relevant European policy developments that have a (potential) impact on citizens, e.g. related to passenger rights, new mobility services etc.
  • Contribute to formulating and promoting EPF’s position on relevant topics affecting the passengers at EU level, e.g. through responding to consultations, issuing position papers or press releases etc.

Other tasks

  • Communication management of EPF channels: creation of content for EPF and its projects, social media posts, writing articles for the website
  • Coordination of events, including the EPF Annual Conference
  • Membership engagement and knowledge sharing activities with EPF members

The ideal candidate:

  • Has at least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Has experience with managing projects and drafting proposals
  • Has good communication skills, i.e. drafting newsletters, social media posts, communication strategies etc.
  • Has very good analytical and writing skills
  • Is able to work independently
  • Has an excellent command of English (spoken and written); another European language is a plus
  • Has a relevant university degree
  • Should be able to join the EPF team from August/September onwards

Further assets: experience in managing relations with the European institutions at a political level; EU- funded project management expertise and experience; experience in the field of transport/mobility; expertise with a CRM tool, such as Salesforce (or similar)

Candidates are requested to send a letter of motivation (one page max) together with a CV (two pages max) to EPF Secretariat ( by 07/07/2022. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview in the week of 11th July 2022.

Read the full vacancy here.