Policy Officer vacancy at European Coalition for Corporate Justice

ECCJ is looking for a Policy Officer to work on mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence and corporate liability, and other related legislative files

Job details




starting from 3300€ / month gross

Hours of work

Full Time



Closing date

May 13, 2022

About European Coalition for Corporate Justice

With 20 member groups who represent over 480 organisations from 17 countries, ECCJ is the only European coalition bringing together European campaigns and national platforms of NGOs, trade unions, consumer organisations and academics to promote corporate accountability.

The coalition is driven by a vision of a sustainable world in which corporations’ drive for profit is balanced by the interests of society at large, and where businesses respect human, social and environmental rights. We seek to tackle some of the root causes of corporate injustice by improving European laws governing activities of business and their impacts on people and planet. ECCJ works as a catalyst, drawing on the expertise and experience of organisations across Europe to provide a united voice at the EU level and promote the need for legal change.

About role

The position is focused on advocacy and coalition building. The Policy Officer will implement ECCJ’s strategic and operational plans on corporate due diligence and liability, being one key element of corporate accountability. They will be in charge of ensuring that strategic goals are met and deadlines are respected.

Your profile:

  • A highly motivated person with a hands-on approach, able to translate ECCJ’s strategy into concrete action;
  • A strategic thinker sharing ECCJ’s vision for a better accountability of corporations;
  • Able to understand legislative developments at EU level and their implications on ECCJ’s projects and advocacy work;
  • A persuasive speaker capable of promoting ECCJ’s message and policy proposals in public and political debates;
  • Able to prioritise, working in an independent and structured way;
  • Able to work in a small international team, representing a broad range of member organisations, where some flexibility might be required.

Key responsibilities

The Policy Officer will:

  • Support ECCJ’s policy and advocacy work in the framework of the legislative process towards an EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence;
  • Keep track of other related legislative files relevant to the corporate accountability movement;
  • Closely follow the agenda of European decision-making bodies and identify timely and strategic advocacy opportunities;
  • Build relationships and engage with relevant decision-makers towards key policy outcomes;
  • Organise and participate in meetings with key decision-makers;
  • Research and develop policy and legal reports, briefs and internal notes for the ECCJ and assist with member organisations’ policy analysis;
  • Develop advocacy material: advocacy papers, letters and other advocacy material.
  • Keep track of relevant legislative developments in European countries;
  • Support member organisations in their advocacy work;
  • Build and strengthen the coalition and facilitate learning across the ECCJ, including organising weekly calls for advocacy coordination, as well as regular written updates;
  • Participate in and strengthen a group of Brussels-based NGOs working on corporate accountability and, particularly, on the EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence;
  • Represent the ECCJ at public events and meetings;
  • Support in drafting funding applications and reporting to donors.

More details regarding this role can be found here.