The Shift vzw zoekt Project & Policy Officer for the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action

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The Shift ( is the Belgian sustainability community. This network of diverse organizations has one common goal: to actively work together towards a more sustainable economy and society. The Shift connects more than 580 companies, NGOs, public and academic actors and is the national point of contact for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and B Corp. The diversity of its members makes The Shift unique in Europe and in the world.


Our mission is to facilitate and accelerate the sustainability agenda and we are driven by 3 forces:

CONNECT - we organise networking opportunities for our members around burning sustainability challenges

COMMIT - we help our members formulate their long-term sustainability goals

CHANGE - we set up innovative change projects for the most complex challenges with members who want to go the extra mile


Currently, we focus on 4 areas: Climate, Biodiversity, Human Rights and Work & Inclusion. But obviously, we dream bigger. We aim to accelerate the systems-change for a fair and sustainable economy.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals act as guiding principles, the young generations help challenge the status quo.


For the Climate agenda we launched two years ago the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action (BACA), a joint initiative by WWF Belgium & The Shift.

BACA is the national climate platform where organisations, mainly companies, join forces on a decarbonisation track based on the Science Based Targets methodology and demonstrate ambitious climate leadership. BACA is a platform where member organizations can exchange information, inspire each other and provide visibility. In addition, the BACA members are motivating other organisations and decision-makers to show more climate ambition.

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To further grow as leading voice in the public and political climate debate, we’re looking for a project & policy officer.

This position aims to reinforce the current BACA team of 2 people.



Drive the climate advocacy work of the BACA community

Translate new climate advocacy strategy together with the communication team

  • Keep up with changes in relevant climate policies (Belgium and Europe)
  • Organise roundtables with the BACA members to get insights in activities of the BACA members and to co-create climate advocacy activities
  • Set-up climate advocacy activities (open letters, communicate on important climate policy events e.g. COP27, meetings with decision makers)
  • Assist in existing climate advocacy initiatives in Belgium and Europe

BACA prospect management

  • Identify and contact new potential BACA members
  • Drive the future work with universities and NGOs    


  • You are passionate about sustainable development and partnerships in the field of climate (policy and science)
  • You have affinity with the quadruple helix model
  • You have an analytical mind, problem solving skills and you like desk research
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience, ideally in policy work
  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You are good in multistakeholder management
  • You enjoy working in a small but dynamic team
  • You can work independently, set priorities and stay focused on objectives
  • You are familiar with standard software (word, excel, powerpoint, etc.)
  • You have excellent knowledge of French and/or Dutch and English.



The Shift believes it is important that employees feel valued and involved, whereby each can develop his/her/their own talent as an individual and as a member of a team.



  • A challenging position with a lot of room for own initiative;
  • A lot of attention for personal development; you will get the chance to follow various training courses of your choice;
  • An eye for the work-life balance; e.g. we opt for a combination of office and home work;
  • An enthusiastic team of around fifteen employees;
  • A value-oriented organisation with a positive impact on people and planet;
  • Contact with a diverse membership base and development of an interesting network;
  • A fair remuneration package with among other advantages DKV insurance, meal vouchers, eco vouchers, laptop, mobile phone subscription, etc.


Interested in this vacancy? Send your CV and motivation letter to before the end of January 2023.