Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Internship - Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

European Snacks Association (ESA) is the only trade association dedicated to the advancement of the European savoury snacks industry. ESA members represent rougly 80% of the entire European snacks market.
ESA's mission is to:
Promote the development and understanding of the European savoury snacks industry;
Provide technical expertise and input to EU policy and decision makers;
Be the voice of the European savoury snack industry in the EU public debate;
Provide a platform for sector-wide co-operation on non-competitive issues in full compliance with the limits imposed by antitrust laws.
ESA is currently looking for a skilled, motivated and proactive person to join our team for a 5-month paid internship.
Key Tasks:
Support ESA’s Regulatory & Scientific Affairs manager in the preparation, running and follow-up of meetings of the EC Regulatory and Nut Processors working groups, including drafting background documents and minutes; 
Monitoring sector relevant EU regulatory issues on food safety (e.g. pesticide residues, mycotoxins, EFSA scientific opinions, ...);
Summarise and prepare clear, accurate and concise information to be shared with ESA members;
Communicate with members as required;
Attend external meetings and events where appropriate.
Profile Required:
Background in food science or technology with a sound understanding of key concepts related to food processing and production (e.g. agricultural production, chemical and biological contaminants, sampling and analysis, hygiene, etc.);
Motivated and interested in understanding how the EU legislation is shaped, drafted, and implemented, as well as its practical impact in the food sector;
Well organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks;
Good research, analytical, organisational, and communication skills;
Good interpersonal skills;
Excellent oral and written English (C2). Other European languages highly appreciated;
Good command of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Please only send your CV in case your profile fits to the requirements stipulated.
To apply for this postion please click here by 15 September 2016.

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