Policy & Advocacy Assistant

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)? Join us to make the clean energy transition happen in emerging markets!

About the role

Reporting directly to the Policy & Advocacy Officer at ARE, the Policy & Advocacy Assistant will:

  • Draft and proofread of ARE policy & advocacy documents, such as ARE presentations at external events, position papers, articles and publications.
  • Support project implementation, in particular on projects related to policy and advocacy.
  • Identify, compile and edit case studies for best practice publications.
  • Monitor and report on legal and regulatory frameworks in target countries in emerging markets.
  • Support on cooperation with EU (GG-BAG) and EU programmes.
  • Monitor EU sentiment and activities regarding decentralised renewable energy in emerging markets.
  • Support with ARE event and webinar implementation (e.g. ARE workshops and member delegations).
  • Support with regular tasks such as stakeholder mapping, tender tracking and weekly monitoring (events, publications, …).
  • When needed, support administrative tasks such as meeting minutes and database development.
  • Conduct background research and propose ideas and contents to draft concept notes for ARE project acquisition.


About you

  • You bring a proactive mindset and a can-do attitude to the table.
  • Attention to detail is your second nature.
  • You have strong organisational skills and have the ability to take ownership of activities and projects, making things happen.
  • You have a self-starter attitude, are flexible, efficient and a good team player.
  • You can provide clear and concise deliverables even under time pressure.
  • You are creative and able to think outside the box.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English, either as a native speaker or at an equivalent level.
  • Flawless written and spoken English and French is a must (native speaker or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of additional languages such as Spanish would be an asset.
  • Demonstrates exceptional writing, editing, and reviewing skills.
  • Strong IT proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sharepoint; familiarity with CMS (WordPress) is advantageous.
  • Desirable skills include proficiency in graphic design using tools like Canva or Photoshop.
  • You hold a university degree in public affairs, journalism, political science, law, economics, environmental studies, other relevant studies or possess equivalent experience, preferably with an emphasis on the energy sector and/or developing countries.
  • You have 0-3 years of experience in a similar role. Previous work experience in an international work environment is desirable (for example in business, an association or an international or EU institution).
  • You have the right to live and work in Belgium.


Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should address their application (CV + 1- page Cover Letter + indicating earliest possible starting date) with the subject line “Application: Policy & Advocacy Assistant – First Name + Last Name” to Olha Skrypa, (