The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) is seeking a full-time junior forest expert to support the work of its Secretariat in Brussels for at least 6 months.

What we need

A new team member for CEPF Secretariat to contribute to policy and advocacy work. The junior EU forest expert will be carrying out the following tasks:

  • Represent and frame the position of CEPF in research and innovation projects related to forest restoration, soil, resilience, and forest monitoring
  • Represent and frame the position of CEPF in institutional projects on forest restoration and forest monitoring.
  • Gather and analyse information at international and national level in areas of CEPF interest such as on payment for ecosystem services and sustainable finance
  • Provide technical support to CEPF policy and communication team.

Job requirements

Personal qualifications

  • Good writing/editing skills in English and confidence in verbal expression
  • Team player who has a positive attitude and is sociable and reliable
  • Ability to work independently
  • EU work permit for non-EU citizens

Education and experience

  • MSc. in Forest Sciences
  • Experience in or strong knowledge of EU policy making

What we offer

  • Full time equivalent 6 months contract, based in Brussels
  • Possibility to work from home 2 days per week
  • A friendly and dynamic work place
  • A great opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in international forest policy and a possibility to participate and influence forest-related EU policy framework
  • Salary to be determined based on experience
  • Lunch vouchers, group hospital insurance, and internet and home working allowance

Application procedure
If you are interested, please send your CV (max 2-pages) and motivation letter (max 1-pages) to office@cepf- no later than 23rd April 2024. The email subject should read: “Application junior forest expert 2024”. Interviews will be held online or in our office in Brussels in April and May 2024.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.