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EU Food Policy Coalition

Deadline 21.06.2023

EU Food Policy Coalition is looking for a Coordinator

The EU Food Policy Coalition has a vacancy for a full-time Coordinator for the office in Brussels

Job experience: > 3 years

Job location: flexible tele-working from Brussels with regular presence in the office in Brussels (Rue de l’Industrie, 10)

Start date: September 2023


The EU Food Policy Coalition (EU FPC) brings together civil society and organisations from a very broad range of organisations pursuing advocacy work for sustainable food systems at the EU level, with a strong focus on policy integration and alignment to facilitate the transition. The coalition offers the space for all the organisations involved to join efforts in monitoring the political agenda, to identify the processes and moments that can inform and influence decision making, and to take coordinated action for greater impact.


The post-holder will coordinate the EU FPC office (consisting of a Secretariat team composed by at least a coordinator and a project officer supporting an Executive Board and a General Assembly of 57 organisations), and will be leading on all tasks that cover project design, administration and implementation of the EU FPC strategic plan and activities, and help strengthen the EU FPC internal organisation and outreach, including policy advocacy and communications.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensuring adequate project and grant management (including project administration, financial implementation, project monitoring and reporting);

  • General coordination of all activities and Task Forces working in the implementation of the EU FPC Strategy- these can include supporting the co-design and organisation of internal and external meetings or events (logistics, agendas, methodologies, managing communications, stakeholder management)-.

  • Ensuring the good spirit of collaboration in the project, by supporting the EU FPC Executive Board and General Assembly applying adequate governance rules, and adapting them to the needs of a dynamic and inclusive working space;

  • Managing participation and explore new alliances;

  • Coordinating and/or participating in external meetings with EU decision-makers and stakeholders on agreed positions;

  • Monitoring EU food policy developments and identifying opportunities for advocating for food systems change;

  • Lead the organising and moderating of Executive Board and General Assembly meetings;

  • Ensuring good communication with stakeholders and relevant contacts in decision-making bodies;

  • Ensuring synergies between EU FPC and other fora where the EU FPC could participate, as well as liaising with national coalitions and platforms where relevant;

  • Coordinate the fundraising efforts with the Executive Board, including by seeking new funding opportunities and supporting the development of funding proposals.

Skills and personality

  • Master’s level qualification linked to the post;

  • At least 3 years relevant professional experience in one organisation, more if acquired through different roles;

  • Knowledge of EU decision-making processes, EU food policies and the European Institutions, as well as understanding EU advocacy processes. Understanding of food, agriculture, public health, social justice and environmental debates are desirable;

  • Experience in policy advocacy in the EU, experience working in an EU civil society organisation is a plus;

  • Experience in fundraising, project management, communications, and organisational management;

  • Leadership, pro-activity and ability to manage team work;

  • Excellent English language skills (C1 or higher); other languages are a plus (esp. Spanish, French, Italian, German);

  • Proven organisational skills, with attention to detail and ability to prioritise, set in motion working processes, manage different tasks simultaneously and respect deadlines;

  • Good analytical, writing and communications skills, including interpersonal skills that facilitate building joint understanding, reach compromise positions, and communicate complex topics in an engaging way;

  • Experience with participatory approaches;

  • Experience with managing social media (mainly Twitter) and Wordpress;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including working with spreadsheets;

Why work with the EU FPC

  • A challenging and worthy cause to advocate for in a highly stimulating environment: you will drive systemic change and the shaping of future EU food policies towards more truly sustainable food systems.

  • The opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary coalition and an EU-wide network.

  • Work in an international and dynamic environment on a wide range of European topics.

  • The opportunity to coordinate a coalition with the possibility to share your ideas to ensure the success of the joint project.


Terms of employment

Fixed-term contract (CDD) of 1 year with extension foreseen when new funding is secured. The assignment will start in September 2023.
Flexible tele-work will be possible, but regular presence in Brussels is required.

Applicants must – due to legal reasons – hold EU citizenship or valid EU residence permit and a valid Belgian or EU work permit. Applications not meeting these conditions can unfortunately not be considered.

Remuneration package

The gross monthly salary for this position will vary based on previous work experience (typically 38 hours per week). Additional benefits include group insurance, meal vouchers and extra paid leave in addition to the Belgian legal holidays (16 days based on a yearly full time contract).


Please send (in English):

  1. Your CV

  2. A 1 page document that answers the following questions:

    1. Why would you want to work for the Food Policy Coalition;

    2. Why does the EU need a Common Food Policy;

    3. What are, in your view, the 3 main actions that should be developed in the next 3 years in order to reach the Farm to Fork strategy political objectives by 2030?

by e-mail to with the subject “Application: Coordinator_Name”, by 21st June 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for job interviews shortly after. Interviews will take place in the first week of July.

***Please note that due to limited staff resources and expected high number of applications, only candidates selected for interview will receive a reply***

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