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FSFE is hiring: EU public policy programme manager

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We are looking for a programme manager for our policy work. The person will work 35 hours per week with our team in the FSFE's Berlin office. There will be coordination with remote staff and volunteers, as well as regular travels to Brussels and other countries.

About the FSFE

Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software. These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.

The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. It enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption, encourages people to use and develop Free Software, and provides resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.

Our main policy topics cover Free Software and Open Standards issues on the EU and member state level. Currently the main focus is on "Public Money Public Code" campaign, "Save Code Share", "EU Radio Lockdown directive"

We work together with the European Commission and Parliament, as well as with politicians and civil servants in EU countries. This work is either done directly by staff or together with volunteers, as well as other Free Software and digital rights associations around Europe.

Main responsibilities

Qualifications

Attitude

We are looking for a reliable team player who is passionate about driving new initiatives to make the world a better place for further generations. While working patiently and discreetly on concrete mid-term improvements you should do this in a sustainable way and keep the long-term focus on the FSFE's mission.

How to apply

To apply please send a maximum one-page cover letter including a salary proposal for a 35 hour week and a maximum two-page CV (only PDFs are accepted) by email to jobs@fsfe.org subject "Policy" (your personal data will be deleted 3 months after we took a decision). Closing date for applications is 24 June 2018. Interviews with selected candidates will take place in early July. Start date for the job would be ~15 August 2018.

Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age, ability or disability, gender identity, sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Hence, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and promise to judge all applications on merit, without reference to any of the characteristics listed. To promote diversity and equality in the Free Software community, we will give preference to applicants who identify as part of a traditionally underrepresented demographic in technology for applications of equal strength.