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Insurance Europe represents the European insurance industry on a wide range of issues to European regulators, other public bodies, and the media. We look to recruit ambitious, talented and enthusiastic people, and currently have the following opportunities to join our international team of around 40 experienced advisors.

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Policy advisor international affairs and reinsurance

Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 37 member bodies — the national insurance associations — it represents all types and sizes of insurance and reinsurance undertakings. Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe’s economic growth and development. European insurers pay out almost €1 100bn annually — or €2.9bn a day — in claims, directly employ over 900 000 people and invest nearly €10 200bn in the economy.

For our economics & finance department, we are looking for a (m/f)
Policy advisor international affairs and reinsurance


Function

In this role, you will be supporting the international affairs and reinsurance team on trade and market access issues, as well as on regulatory developments such as European and international standards relevant for (re)insurers. Experience in financial services and/or trade matters will therefore be very valuable. You will be responsible for preparing meetings and coordinating discussions of a range of working groups, and will also contribute to developing advocacy papers that will support the organisation’s public affairs and policy objectives. You will do so by developing and leveraging key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will assure coordination of and work closely with dedicated industry bodies, such as the Reinsurance Advisory Board, and will engage with external stakeholders, both European and international (e.g. the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), etc). Furthermore, you will participate in seminars and conferences where you will actively promote the policy messages of the organisation.

Your tasks will include:

  • Identifying, monitoring and analysing EU/international/third-country initiatives relevant for the European insurance covering a variety of insurance business lines with a focus on trade and reinsurance-related topics; 
  • Synthesising Insurance Europe’s member feedback, developing common positions reflecting the European industry views and conveying these views to EU/international institutions and stakeholders; 
  • Support and report to Insurance Europe taskforces and committees, and coordinating with other relevant departments;    
  • Providing services to members, e.g. is a point of contact for the members, formulating policy proposals in consultation with relevant experts, informing about legislative developments and the sector’s position;
  • Providing content to publications. Participating in seminars and conferences and actively promoting the policy messages of the federation; 
  • Coordinating closely and reporting directly to the head of prudential regulation and international affairs.

Profile

Essential

  • University degree in law and/or economics with a minimum of three to five years of experience;  

  • Highly developed team spirit;

  • Excellent inter-personal skills;

  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;

  • Good organisation skills and capacity to identify key issues;

  • Excellent drafting skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience in building defendable consensus views amongst stakeholders;

  • Experience within an international and multi-cultural environment is advantageous. 

 

Offer

We offer you a challenging position in an international and professional organisation, with Brussels as operating base. Permanent position, full-time. Competitive salary package, with excellent benefits.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue du Champ de Mars 23, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: [email protected]).

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