Vacancy policy advisor international trade & human rights with MEP Samira Rafaela

The office of D66 MEP Samira Rafaela is looking for a policy advisor international trade & human rights. Are you interested in European politics? Do you have demonstrable knowledge of the European Parliament and European trade policy? And do you want to make trade greener and fairer? Then we are looking for you!

What will you be doing?

As a policy advisor on international trade and human rights, you advise MEP Samira Rafaela on her work in the committee on international trade (INTA) and the subcommittee on human rights (DROI) in the European Parliament. You will also be actively engaged in work that relates to Samira’s position as the international trade coordinator on behalf of Renew Europe. You also have an eye for the interests and opportunities of the inhabitants of the Dutch Caribbean and the oversea countries and territories.

You will contribute daily to Samira’s parliamentary activities, write various briefings, prepare working visits, organise meetings with relevant stakeholders, and coordinate with your colleagues in Brussels and The Hague about current files. In addition, Samira is the lead negotiator on behalf of the International Trade Committee for the trade agreement between the EU and Chile, and in the coming period she will be actively involved in the upcoming proposal to keep products made by forced labour off the European market.

What do we ask of you? 

You are flexible and able to deal with changing work and time pressures, you are a good networker and have strong communication skills. You have intercultural sensitivity, an excellent oral and written command of English, and French is an advantage. You can work independently, are enthusiastic, motivated and have no 9 to 5 mentality. A progressive view on Europe is obviously important.

The position is available as of November 2022 and will be a temporary contract, with the prospect of extension until the end of the current mandate in July 2024. The position is full-time, and you may be asked to work evenings or weekends.

What do we offer you?

In addition to an environment in which you will be closely involved in European politics, there is plenty of scope for personal development. The salary level is determined on previous experience and background. You are required to live in (the vicinity of) Brussels for this job.

Inclusive environment

An inclusive and diverse workplace is at the heart of Samira Rafaela’s office. There is a lot of room for development and dialogue. A good balance between different people, backgrounds and competences is looked for.

Want to apply?

Please react before 18 September with your motivation letter and CV to

Would you like more information about the vacancy? Please contact Jochem Hoff (Policy advisor international trade & human rights) by mail at or by phone at +31 6 3385 9907.


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