21 December 2020

Veterinary Policy Officer European Affairs

About Company / Organization

Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) is the umbrella organisation of veterinary professional organisations across 39 European countries. The Federation is the European voice of over 300.000 veterinarians, working in all disciplines of the veterinary profession.

Ulrike Tewes


0032 2 533 70 20

Job Description

Veterinary Policy Officer European Affairs


31 January 2021

FVE is searching a European Affairs Veterinary Policy Officer with experience in EU policy making.


- Monitor and analysis of ongoing and emerging EU issues and legislation that impact veterinary matters or the veterinary profession
- Support the implementation of FVE activities and objectives
- Assist in preparation FVE meetings, webinars and conferences
- Assist the team in gathering and maintaining up-to-date information, drafting position papers, conducting background research
- Support the team by preparing background briefs and other materials (presentations, evaluations, minutes etc.) for meetings and events that are clear, concise and relevant for policy makers
- Participating in discussions, working groups and committees in the field of EU veterinary matters
- Support FVE’s communication efforts (e.g. website, social media, newsletters) to promote the work our Federation and the veterinary profession in general for society does.


- Veterinary degree from an ESEVT accredited veterinary school
- Eligible and willing to work in Brussels, Belgium
- Have excellent command of written and spoken English (native or equivalent). Mastery of another EU language (German or Spanish in particular) is a strong plus;
- Work experience in EU or veterinary policy making would be a strong plus;
- Interest for animal welfare, public health and One Health developments;
- Ability to turn complex, technical information into concise, simple messages;
- Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
- Robust drafting abilities;
- Positive and problem-solving attitude;
- Willingness to learn fast and juggle between numerous tasks;
- Teamplayer, proactively offering help and new ideas to more senior team members;
- Willing to travel
- Strong computer skills (MS office software, WordPress, Desktop publishing software, etc).

- Full-time (38 hours) per week employment contract under Belgian law.
- Being part of a dynamic, multicultural and positive spirit team
- Competitive remuneration and benefits package (including group insurance, 13th month salary) offered.