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Maritime transport policy officer

  • Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
  • London, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe's leading clean transport think tank and campaign group, is looking for a policy officer to work on its shipping campaign at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) focusing on analysis and advocacy work.

The IMO adopted in 2023 a new GHG Strategy, the goal of which is to reach climate neutrality by the mid-century. The IMO will need to design and implement a basket of binding regulatory measures in the next two-three years to deliver targeted emissions cuts in the mid and long-term and create guaranteed demand for alternative green fuels for the sector.

The policy officer will be expected to contribute to advocacy work at the IMO, member state and other stakeholder levels in order to achieve the highest ambition during the international negotiations.

The role will involve:

  • Contributing to T&E’s clean shipping campaign at the IMO in relation but not limited to the Goal-based Fuel Standard (GFS) and the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII);

  • Developing of position papers and advocacy & analytical materials

  • Establishing relationships with regulators, NGO representatives and industry stakeholders to expand T&E’s outreach at the IMO;

  • Responding to and generating media interest in T&E priorities at the IMO;

  • Attend the IMO meetings, speak and represent T&E’s advocacy work at industry, policy or NGOs events;

  • Identifying and working with partners outside of Europe to expand T&E's shipping work outside Europe;

  • Support the Shipping team in their overall functioning.

Job requirements

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant work experience and interest in climate-related issues and the energy transition;

  • The ability and motivation to learn technical, economic and legal information, to develop under limited supervision new political, economic or legal arguments and evidence and use them to convince key stakeholders;

  • The confidence to think and act with initiative, to engage and influence policy-makers of different stripes, industry representatives and other stakeholders at appropriate levels;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Strong Interpersonal skills;

  • Strong communication and presentation skills;

  • Excellent working knowledge of English. Other (UN) languages are an asset.


The position is to be based in Brussels, but London could be considered if the successful candidate agrees to regularly travel to T&E’s Brussels office.

The salary package depends on experience and skills. For this position, we offer a range of €40.000 and €50.000 per year + benefits (based on a Belgian contract), depending on experience.
We are an equal opportunities employer and offer competitive salary and benefits.

Please note that for this position, T&E cannot provide visa sponsorship to work in Belgium or the UK.

Ideally, the candidate should be available to start working from September 2024 or earlier.

Deadline for application: 11:59 pm on 30th of June 2024

About T&E

Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe’s independent expert in enabling clean transport for all. Our vision is a zero emissions mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health and environment. Since we were created 30 years ago, T&E has shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws. We got the EU to set the world’s most ambitious CO2 standards for cars and trucks but also helped uncover the Dieselgate scandal; we campaigned successfully to end palm oil diesel, secured a global ban on dirty shipping fuels and the creation of the aviation emissions trading system, the world’s largest carbon market for aviation to name just a few.

We combine the power of robust, science-based evidence and a deep understanding of transport with powerful communications and impactful advocacy. Our staff in Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, and London collaborate with our 60 national member and supporter organisations. All together our members and supporters represent more than 3.5 million people.