Vacancy for EU Economic Adviser in Brussels, Belgium

Greenpeace is recruiting an EU ECONOMIC ADVISER based at our European unit in Brussels

You understand the impact that the monetary and financial system as well as wider EU economic policies have on nature. 

You are an astute economist with at least 5 years’ relevant professional experience and you have a good awareness of mainstream as well as alternative economic and monetary policies. 

You are a committed environmentalist eager to stimulate fundamental change. You want to use your skills, energy and creativity to defend the interests of a living planet. 

If this sounds like you, then we would like you to become part of our global network of campaigners and join the team at Greenpeace European Unit in Brussels as our EU Economic Adviser.

Main purpose of the job:

To advance global Greenpeace campaign objectives through formulation and dissemination of alternative fiscal, monetary and economic solutions and strategies designed to shift public opinion and EU politics.

What we offer: 

  • Work within a dynamic and successful international political campaigning organisation committed to transformational change. 
  • Experience a stimulating political and campaigning environment and expand your skills and knowledge.
  • Join the friendly and supportive team in our Brussels office, and work with a network of colleagues and offices across the world.
  • Actively contribute to the protection of nature and to political change in Europe.
  • While ideally this is a full-time position, we can consider limited adjustments, such as a four-day week. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities to advance Greenpeace’s campaign objectives via EU economic, fiscal and monetary policy;   
  • Design strategic interventions to influence related EU politics and public debate;   
  • Advise the Greenpeace EU policy team on long-term campaign objectives to support a resilient and ecological financial and monetary system. 

Relevant Skills and Qualifications:

  • You have an academic background equivalent to a Master’s degree in Economics, Public Finance, Monetary policy or related topic;    
  • You have at least 5 years’ relevant professional experience;   
  • You have knowledge of relevant EU policies;   
  • You have knowledge of the EU institutions and their decision-making process;   
  • You have knowledge of the monetary and financial system, the monetary creation process and the functioning of the central banks;   
  • You have knowledge and experience in alternative monetary and economic policies (including complementary currencies), and contacts with relevant activists and practitioners;   
  • You have strong research, analytical, and advocacy skills;   
  • You have a proven ability to grasp quickly and accurately new and complex concepts and areas of economics;   
  • You are committed to environmental protection and Greenpeace values;   
  • You have good interpersonal and networking skills;   
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English and at least one other EU language. 

Application information: 

Please email your application in English to and address it to Jorgo Riss. Please write Economic Adviser in the subject line, as well as your name and surname. Please include:

  • A CV of maximum two pages (no photos, please); 
  • A cover letter of no more than one page outlining why you are interested in the job and why you are qualified for it;
  • An essay of at least 500 and no more than 800 words outlining your personal vision for transforming the European economy into one that is fair and sustainable.

This post is ordinarily located at our office in Brussels. Due to the pandemic and related restrictions, the successful applicant could work from another location in the short to medium term.

Deadline for applications: 23:59 CET, 18 April 2021. 

Expected starting date: As of 1 June 2021

The first round of interviews for this position will be held via Zoom in the first week of May.

Please read the requirements for the job carefully and follow the application instructions. We will automatically exclude incomplete applications. 

Greenpeace is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We encourage applications from anyone who believes they fit the essential requirements for the job, irrespective of: race/ethnicity; religion/belief; disability; sex, gender identity or sexual orientation; pregnancy, marital or parental status; and age.

We value gender equality and gender balance in our team, and particularly encourage applications from women.

Please note that due to the considerable number of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact candidates we have short-listed for interviews. If you have not heard from us by the first week of May, please assume that your application has not been successful. We thank you for your understanding. 

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to defend nature and to promote peace. We do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties.