Looking for: Interim Policy Manager – (CLOSED)

FEBEA is offering a Maternity leave cover contract. Full time, fixed term contract.

15th April 2024 – 15th November 2024.


Founded in Brussels in 2001, FEBEA is the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers. It brings together 33 banks and financial institutions from 17 European countries with the aim of developing ethical and social finance in Europe. To this end, the Federation has therefore set concrete objectives:

  • Support the exchange of information and experiences and cooperation between national networks and social economy and finance practitioners in Europe and in the European free trade area;
  • Represent its members at the EU institutions and the financial and political organisations and leverage different political levels and European institutions;
  • Concretely support the efforts of its members, including in the creation of banking and financial instruments that are necessary to accomplish their goals.

More information available at www.febea.org

Main responsabilities

The Policy Manager tasks are carried out under the supervision of the Secretary General, and in collaboration with the Network Manager and the Training and Capacity Building Manager. 

The Policy Manager provides timely, accurate and persuasive advice, underpinned by analysis and research, contextual awareness and stakeholder consultation. The area of expertise is in ethical finance and the social economy, focusing on relevant EU policies.


  • Support policy development
  • Provide policy advice and support on straightforward matters (e.g. specific requests from members and/or other stakeholders)
  • Support and contribute to policy development
  • Support identification and research of policy issues
  • Coordinate stakeholder consultation
  • Contribute to policy analysis and development
  • Support policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Identify and research policy issues
  • Analyse policy options and devise potential solutions to critical problems
  • Engage and collaborate with a range of policy stakeholders
  • Dissemination of policy outputs among relevant stakeholders
  • Support policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitor implementation of existing programmes/policies and initiate reviews and/or evaluation as to inform future policy development
  • Act as a conduit between policy areas and relevant stakeholders to identify policy-related links between areas.


  • Participation the working group in the framework of Social Economy Europe;
  • collaboration and cooperation with other external networks, also in policy and specific projects;
  • Support for specific projects on policy issues or events


  • Contribution to the research activities (qualitative and quantitative) of the Federation 
  • Contribution on drafting of papers and publications
  • Provide data/research on developments in the field of microfinance or social enterprise finance, which can serve as input for evidence-based policy making at EU, national and local levels. The focus can be put on broad overviews as well as on specific niche topics related to the field.


  • External representation through participation in events as participants or speakers.

Qualifications, skills and requirements:


University degree, preferably in topics related to economics, international relations, social affairs, finance or international development and cooperation.


Minimum 3 years of work experience in the area of social finance / social economy / sustainable development. 

Experience in policy activities. Experience in EU policies is considered an asset. 

Candidates working in a social finance organisation are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Knowledge of EU policies and their links towards ethical finance and social economy 
  • Strong understanding of ethical finance and social economy values 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, able to address different types of audiences 
  • Proficiency in English, other EU languages (especially, but not limited to, French) are considered a plus 
  • Advanced and persuasive written and verbal communication skills
  • Comprehensive research, interpretation and critical analysis skills 
  • Ability to successfully coordinate, advocate and negotiate 
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong and broad stakeholder relationships 

What we offer

  • A career in a sector that works for the common good and makes a difference in the lives of people throughout Europe 
  • A concrete opportunity to contribute to the development of Ethical Finance and to attain the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe 
  • An opportunity to network at high level with the main actors of the social and ethical finance field in Europe 
  • An international team of highly-qualified colleagues and partners 
  • Flexibility to work from home when required to ensure a proper work-life balance
  • A Belgian Contract, competitive salary and benefits in Belgium. Salary will be based on the FEBEA salary grid and on the relevant experience. The expected range of monthly gross salary, depending on the candidates experience and background, can vary between 3.000 and 3.200 €.
  • Full-time – fixed-term contract for the period 15th April 2024 – 15th November 2024, with possibility of extension depending on available funding.
  • Location: Brussels with possibility of temporary remote working. Regular travel within Europe is expected. 
  • Advantages: reimbursement of travel expenses (public transport – STIB); meal vouchers of 7€; monthly home working allowance of 148,73 €, complimentary medical insurance covering hospitalisation and medical expenses, Company laptop and smartphone (with related phone costs) for professional use


Please send your application in English via email to recruitment@febea.org

The subject of your application email should follow this naming convention: “Name_Surname_Application_POLICY MANAGER”.

The application should contain:

  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to work in the field of Ethical Finance (maximum 1 page);
  • A detailed CV.

Applications not respecting the instructions for completing and submitting the application will not be considered.

Deadline for submitting the applications: 9th February 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted at this stage. 

Applicants must be able to work and reside in Belgium.

We encourage diversity of representation in our staff – read our HR policy here.