SFP is searching for a new Policy Officer

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

The Policy Officer supports the implementation of the SFP strategy and annual work plans. S/he will work closely with the SFP Director within a small team and will have policy campaign responsibilities. S/he will have a responsibility to execute SFP’s policy strategy and allocated deliverables and will represent SFP and its positions externally. 


SFP is a coalition of more than 50 NGOs working exclusively on EU policy analysis and advocacy linked to the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Our vision is a world free from the death and suffering caused by tobacco consumption. SFP works with decision-makers to ensure that tobacco control is prioritized at the EU level and to promote tobacco control policy change. To this end, SFP works with decision makers to ensure that tobacco control receives adequate political attention at EU level and to promote tobacco control information and policy research at EU and national level, in collaboration with other EU health organizations and tobacco control networks.


1. Policy work with a focus on tobacco taxation, product regulation, advertisement, smoke free laws, and governance/transparency.
- Legal analysis of the policy files
- Develop legal recommendations for policy proposals
- Monitor the policy developments in relation to the priority legislative files for SFP at the EU and national level
- Attend meetings (in-person or virtual), webinars, and events on policy issues of interest to SFP
- Represent SFP on policy issues towards external stakeholders, including at conferences, workshops, consultations, etc.
- Draft policy briefings, analysis, reports and other policy tools, responses to public consultations for own policy files
- Develop and maintain contacts with EU policy-makers, experts, academia, civil society and government bodies on national, EU and global level
- Contribute to developing and executing policy campaigns
- Support the organisation of relevant policy events
- Work closely with SFP Coalition members on policy campaigns
- Draft reports and briefings on campaigns events and policy files

2. Support communications campaigns – work within the team to support the communications on policy files.
- Contribute to drafting web and media content on own campaigns and events
- Support the implementation of communications plans on own campaigns
- Develop presentations on SFP campaigns
- Draft content for SFP reports

3. Other
- Support the general administration and functioning of the SFP secretariat
- Support the organisation and logistics of SFP events (e.g., the SFP policy events and Annual Coalition meeting)
- Draft short reports of calls and meetings
- Ensure prompt follow-up for events and meetings

University degree in a relevant field (law, politics, international relations)

- 2-3 years of relevant work experience in EU policy making processes, political environment and advocacy. Experience in health/environment/sustainability is a bonus
- Knowledge of and experience in legal analysis
- Experience in navigating EU institutions and processes
- Ability to synthesize and analyse policy issues
- Ability to prioritise and organise the work in cooperation with the Director and the team
- Proficiency in English with excellent writing skills
- French-speaking skills would be a plus
- Fluency in MS Office and Google applications

- Commitment to core values of public health and SFP’s vision
- Strong communicator and networker
- Ability to work independently as well as within a small, tight team
- Positive, can-do attitude, problem solving skills
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Multitasker, quick thinker, self-starting and proactive attitude

- CDI with a remuneration package including a gross monthly salary of around 2300€, with some flexibility for candidates with an exceptional fit to the skills and expertise required. In addition, we provide meal vouchers, a monthly allowance, private health insurance, and a public transport allowance.
- A dynamic team within a field of major importance for public health
- Knowledge and experience sharing in a dynamic, multicultural team within a field of major importance for public health and the environment
- Access to tobacco control and public health experts, health economists, and a large and diverse civil society network
- Learning opportunities and possibilities for growth
Participation in trainings on advocacy, communications


The application deadline is 5 December 2022. Interviews will take place mid-December. To apply, please send the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- An up-to-date CV
- A concise motivation letter (no more than half a page) clearly stating why you are interested in working with the SFP team and in tobacco control.

The successful candidate will be required to sign a conflict of interest form declaring non-affiliation with the tobacco industry.

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