Parliamentary Assistant to the Member of European Parliament Ville Niinistö's office in Brussels
Are you a proactive team player, who is passionate about promoting the green transition? Are you an expert in EU climate, energy, industrial and economic policies?
The office of MEP Niinistö is looking for a parliamentary assistant in Brussels, primarily responsible for assisting with legislative and policy initiatives in the field of industry, research, and energy within the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). The parliamentary assistant will also support MEP Niinistö’s work as the Green Group Coordinator in the ITRE Committee. In addition, the assistant will support MEP Niinistö in his work in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).
The job is located in Brussels, and involves traveling to Strasbourg. The position is full-time and the salary is determined according to the European Parliament’s assistant pay scale. Work starts in the summer of 2023, but no later than the end of August.
Equality and diversity in the workplace are very important. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including different ages, genders, languages, cultures, or minority groups.
An ideal candidate has:
Knowledge of EU policy-making and decision-making, especially in the areas of climate and energy policy, digitalisation, as well as economic and industrial policies;
Fluent English language skills, communication skills in an international environment, and the ability to write clearly. Knowledge of French and other EU languages is considered an advantage;
The ability to quickly familiarize with complex issues;
Commitment to green values;
Flexibility, initiatives and ideas, good teamwork skills, attention to detail, and the ability to adapt to changing situations.
Assisting MEP Niinistö’s work in the ITRE and ECON committees, both in terms of legislative work and practical work arrangements, especially with regard to his role as Green group coordinator in the industry committee;
Political preparation, such as drafting and negotiating legislation, background memos, speeches and other writing, organizing meetings, events, and activities;
Communicating with stakeholders both in Brussels and internationally.
What we offer:
An interesting job at the heart of EU decision making;
An opportunity to work towards accelerating the green transition through EU policies;
A cohesive team of skilled professionals who work collaboratively and efficiently with one another;
Interesting and varied job duties.
Working hours: 40h/week
Starting date: Summer of 2023, no later than the end of August.
Location: Brussels, the job also requires traveling to Strasbourg.
Duration: The job continues until the end of the ongoing European Parliament’s term.
If you are interested, please send your application and CV no later than May 14th with the subject “Application for Parliamentary Assistant” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Sointu Räisänen by phone at +32 492 41 39 70 or by email at email@example.com.
Interviews will be scheduled during the weeks 21 and 22.