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Vacancy at CTA - Junior Programme Associate Policy Briefings

Junior Programme Associate Policy Briefings

Vacancy announcement

March 27, 2015


Post: Junior Programme Associate Policy Briefings
Status: International staff
Type of contract: short-term, category Auxiliary Staff, level 3C
Indicative starting date: July 2015
Location: Brussels (B)
Closing date for application: 10 May 2015 or until the position is filled.


The Junior Programme Associate Policy Briefings will support the content, organization, implementation and follow-up of key activities within the policy work in Brussels as follows.

A) For the Brussels' Development Briefings (

  • Support to planning, designing and organising 5 to 6 high-level Brussels Development Briefings on issues related to policy in agriculture and rural development in ACP countries. This involves research on the subject for the publication reader (40 pages document summarising the key issues involved, giving resources, links, glossary);
  • Identification of key experts in the area (potential speakers at the Briefings), assisting in drafting the guidelines for their presentation;
  • Drafting the highlights (4/6 pages report);
  • Preparing 4 pages for the Policy Brief of each briefing;
  • Summarising the evaluations of each Brussels' Briefing;
  • Promoting the documents related to the Briefing online and through various means;
  • Monitor impact of these activities.

    B) For the Regional and Continental Briefings:

  • Support to planning, designing and organizing 3 regional briefings on key topics related to agriculture and rural development in ACP countries. This involves research on the subject, liaising with speakers and participants and with the administrative assistant for the logistical part;
  • Assist in drafting the report;
  • Promote the documents related to the Briefings.

    C) For other high-level events:

Support to the organization of high-level panels (such as the European Development Days) in the same way as the Brussels Briefings (content research, communication and promotion).


  • Education: Master degree in agriculture, economics, finance, IT or related field.
  • Work experience: at least 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Professional knowledge & skills:
    • Experience and keen interest in agricultural development issues;
    • Good inter-personal and communication (verbal and written) skills;
    • Good organizational and planning skills;
    • Attention to details;
    • Good computer skills;
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, to be flexible and client oriented;
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
    • Highly motivated and results-oriented;
    • Thorough knowledge of English or French and a satisfactory knowledge of the other language.


The applicants must be a national of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to the Cotonou Agreement (79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States – and the European Union Member States).
Duration of the contract: 12 months (renewal possible). Gross annual income of € 32,025 mostly tax free. Comprehensive benefits package.


Interested candidates having the relevant qualifications and experience stated in section 4, are required to send the documents listed below via email to Pascal Deleu, Human Resources Officer at, copy

Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'Junior Programme Associate Policy Briefings'. A letter of motivation (maximum one page);An up-to-date CV, preferably EUROPASS format; Copies of the highest diploma/degree as well as training certificates related to the position. Original documents are to be presented once a candidate is selected.

Deadline for applications: 10 May 2015 or until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

CTA is an equal opportunity employer and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Further information:

Isolina Boto


CTA Brussels Office

39, rue Montoyer

1000 Brussels- Belgium

Tel: + 32 (0) 2 513 74 36 (direct); Fax: + 32 (0) 2 511 38 68


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20 April 2015

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