Policy Advisor

Website OpenForum Europe

OpenForum Europe is seeking a Policy Advisor to shape and advocate digital policies, focusing on the advancement of open technologies and digital sovereignty within the public sector. This role involves policy research and development aligned with the new regulatory landscape, including the Interoperable Europe Act and the EU Cyber Resilience Act. The successful candidate will play a key role in meeting OFE’s strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research and provide consultancy on open source-related issues. Develop policy recommendations and strategic plans that align with the evolving regulatory landscape (in particular the Interoperable Europe Act and the EU Cyber Resilience Act).
  • Analyse current open source policy and legal frameworks, assessing the impact of new and ongoing OSS initiatives. Utilise findings to shape public sector digital policies, focusing on topics such as digital sovereignty.
  • Create informative and authoritative content on open source developments and policies. Ensure this content supports broader communication and educational efforts, indirectly contributing to platforms engaged in similar work.
  • Foster user engagement and strengthen community-building efforts. Initiate and maintain dialogue with key stakeholders, enhancing the understanding and implementation of open source solutions within the public sector.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with European policymakers, industry leaders, and technology advocates to advance OFE’s policy goals. Represent OFE in discussions that promote the integration of open source software in public sector digitisation.
  • Represent OFE at conferences and forums, delivering presentations and engaging in discussions.

Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of European digital policies and regulations, with a specific focus on interoperability and public sector digitisation.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, although candidates with more extensive experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Proven track record in policy analysis, development, and articulation.
  • Exceptional writing skills with a knack for simplifying complex digital policy matters. Experience in drafting policy briefs, opinions, and reports is crucial.
  • English proficiency, both written and spoken, is mandatory. Proficiency in other major EU languages would be advantageous.
  • Familiarity with networking and public speaking; prior experience in building relations with other organisations, stakeholders, and thought leaders in the digital policy realm.

To apply for this job please visit openforumeurope.org.