Legal/Policy Officer

FSA - Fair Standards Alliance

Legal/Policy Officer

FSA - Fair Standards Alliance

Brussels, Belgium

Area of Activity: IP & Competition Law, Tech Policy
Seniority: Mid to Senior

The Fair Standards Alliance (FSA) is seeking a highly motivated self starter Legal/Policy Officer. This is a new role aimed to reinforce the FSA’s advocacy work for fairer licensing of standard essential patents to facilitate a healthy innovation ecosystem and the roll out of the Internet of Things.

Are you an agile professional with an interest in technology, IP and/or competition law, who has experience working in international environment and with diverse stakeholders? As part of a small, but mighty team, you will be expected to contribute to planning and delivering public affairs campaigns on high stakes technology policy issues.

What You'll Do:

  • Facilitate analytical impact assessment of relevant regulatory and legal developments;
  • Develop and execute project plans in relation to policy developments and stakeholder engagement;
  • Contribute to the FSA’s advocacy narratives by developing proof points and stances in key policy areas and support the development of external engagement strategies, working closely with the FSA’s Secretary General and members;
  • Work to build and maintain relationships with key policy makers, and to find engagement opportunities with businesses and other third party organisations;
  • Draft read ahead documents and other materials supporting meetings and events;
  • Stay up to date on policy and legal developments; contribute to regular updates for members of the FSA, including written overviews and slide presentations.

Who You Are:

You are self motivated and driven, happy to take the initiative, and a great teammate. You are passionate and ambitious with curiosity and intellectual drive to learn and understand complex legal and technical subjects. You’ll understand technology, so that you can shape external influencers’ perceptions, opinions and behaviours at the same time.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A university degree; ideally, legal, international relations, economics or public policy background;
  • At least several years of experience in Brussels and a good understanding of how it works;
  • Strong project management skills, proven to be successful in balancing concurrent projects;
  • Excellent editorial and storytelling skills; demonstrable experience of communicating to a wide variety of senior internal and external stakeholders, via verbal, written and presentation forms;
  • Fluency in and/or deep interest in technology;
  • Detail oriented, well organised and a sense of initiative;
  • English native level.

About the FSA:

The Fair Standards Alliance (FSA) is a Europe based association of 47 companies, large and small, representing mainstream industry on matters central to innovation and economic development. The FSA advocates for the development, use and promulgation of standardised technologies critical to rollout of the IoT. The FSA promotes fair practices for innovation, adoption and use of these technologies, and to enable the millions of jobs and trillions of Euros in economic growth that will accompany their widespread adoption.

FSA members:

  • Employ more than 2.5 million people in Europe alone;
  • Spend more than EUR 140 billion on R&D and innovation every year;
  • Span multiple industry sectors, such as telecom, automotive, smart energy, broadcasting, and semiconductors;
  • Own more than 500,000 patents; and
  • Achieve an annual turnover of more than EUR 2 trillion We are looking for someone who is a go getter, with good knowledge of EU policy development processes, strong analytical and project management skills and who excels at managing cross functional relationships.

A successful applicant will become part of a team dealing with some of the most interesting and intellectually challenging public policy issues of today. Because of the scope, complexity, and diversity of the FSA’s advocacy work, our team members must be flexible, talented and able to work collaboratively with almost 50 members of the association to develop and present policy solutions. While the FSA team is based in Brussels, and the work is mainly focused on Brussels, it may also include public affairs projects in key European markets or other jurisdictions.

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume and CV to information@fair-standardsalliance.org.

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