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Buildings Policy Coordinator

Climate Action Network Europe is looking for a full-time (or 4/5)

Buildings Policy Coordinator for an open-ended contract


Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe), recognised as Europe's leading network working on climate and energy issues, is currently seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and results-driven  Buildings Policy Coordinator to join our team in Brussels. This position will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to be at the center of the largest movement for global change that will affect people and the planet for centuries to come.

The successful candidate will work on several topics related to EU buildings policies, including the coordination of NGO engagement on the Renovation Wave and related legislative initiatives relevant to the improvement of the energy performance and the decarbonisation of buildings in Europe. She or he will thereby closely work together with other policy coordinators in the CAN Europe team, and with experts in the broad CAN Network all over Europe.


Required qualifications

§  Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience;

§  Working knowledge of EU institutions and processes as well as expertise on the EU building policy development

§  Familiarity with broader climate, renewable energy and energy efficiency policies at the European and national level;

§  Experience of working with NGOs, preferably in a network environment;

§  Experience in advocacy work;

§  Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills, time management, flexibility, and reliability;

§  Ability to produce results according to schedule and respecting deadlines;

§  Fluent written and spoken English; excellent communication skills;

§  Ability to work on multiple issues in parallel.


Preferred/desirable qualifications

§  Experience with EU circular economy policy development;

§  Experience in fundraising and reporting would be an asset;

§  Experience in writing research papers, reports.

Main duties will include

§  Undertake and support advocacy and outreach activities related to EU buildings policy development and related legislative initiatives, in particular those relevant to the improvement of the energy performance and the decarbonisation of buildings in Europe;

§  Plan advocacy opportunities and together with NGOs in our network develop an advocacy strategy as well as a network position on priorities for the decarbonisation of buildings, increasing renovations and moving to a fully renewable based heat supply;

§  Monitor the implementation of existing policies on buildings such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the development of the national long-term renovation strategies

§  Represent our network and do advocacy work;

§  Engage with relevant stakeholders working on issues relevant to buildings policies such as research institutes, think tanks, the private sector and local authorities and actors.

§  Contribute to fundraising efforts related to relevant policy dossiers.


This position is based in the CAN Europe secretariat, which houses our team of 25 staff members, in Mundo-B, the sustainable NGO office space near the St. Boniface neighbourhood of Brussels. The bright, sunny office provides an exciting work environment with a restaurant serving organic food, an outdoor terrace, two gardens and plentiful bike-parking spaces.


This full time or 4/5 position is based on a Belgian open-ended contract. Please note that the title of Coordinator refers to CAN Europe's role as coordinator of our 170+ members network and not to internal management responsibilities. Remuneration for the job will be between 3400 and 4100 Euro gross/month (Full time equivalent) depending on the years of relevant experience (from 0 to 20 years) and subject to Belgian taxes. Extra benefits include lunch vouchers (7EUR/day), culture & eco vouchers (30EUR/month), phone compensation (39EUR) & full reimbursement of local transport costs.


To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV in English to jobs@caneurope.org with Buildings Policy Coordinator as subject line.


The letter of motivation should clearly demonstrate why you want the job, stating why you wish to work for a climate NGO and how your skills and experience are relevant to the job requirements detailed above


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3 June at midnight (CET)

First round of Interviews preferably between 8 and 12 June (online)

Second round of Interviews preferably between 22 & 26 June

Expected start date: as soon as possible thereafter




Inquiries to Lionel Dehalu, Head of Operations, lionel@caneurope.org

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Mercredi 01 juillet 2020 / 00h00


Climate Action Network Europe / CAN

Reinhilde Stinders
T. 02 894 46 78