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We are a network of independent European telecom regulators. The IRG was established in 1997 as a group of European National Telecommunications Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to share experiences and points of views among its members on important issues relating to the regulation and development of the European telecommunications market at the beginning of the liberalisation of the markets with the 1998 so-called ONP (Open Network Provision) framework.
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the Office were established by the Regulation (EC) No. 1211/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009. BEREC is comprised of a Board of Regulators consisting of Heads of 28 national regulatory authorities (NRAs). The EU Commission, EFTA States (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and two EU candidate States (Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) participate as observers to the Board of Regulators. BEREC is the successor of ERG with an enhanced role in the new regulatory framework.
Vacancy notices for positions within the Office of BEREC are published here.
IRG seeks for its Brussels-based Secretariat an Executive Officer
The Independent Regulators’ Group ASBL (IRG) is currently recruiting an experienced Executive Officer to support the development of the organization. The Executive Officer will support the Head of Office and the activities of the IRG Secretariat in Brussels.
The Independent Regulators Group (IRG) was established in 1997 as a group of European National Telecommunications Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to share experiences and points of views among its members on important issues relating to the regulation and development of the European telecommunications market. IRG was registered as ASBL according to the Belgian law in May 2008 and established a permanent secretariat in Brussels in September 2008 with the aim of providing professional day-to-day support to the organization. At the present time IRG has 36 members corresponding to the NRAs of the 28 EU member states, 4 EFTA members (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and 4 candidate countries to the European Union (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Montenegro and Serbia).
IRG works in close cooperation with BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) established by Regulation EC 1211/2009. All members of IRG are also members or observers in BEREC. In particular, the IRG Secretariat provides a permanent presence to BEREC in Brussels and cooperates closely with the BEREC Office for that purpose.
The Executive Officer will be part of the IRG Secretariat team under the direct responsibility of the Head of Secretariat.
The Executive Officer will support the daily activities of the Secretariat, including:
- Support the Head of Secretariat in monitoring Brussels events and relevance to IRG/BEREC and its members, i.e. stakeholders and European institutions conferences, seminars, workshops and reporting back to the Head
- Providing logistical support to BEREC expert working groups and other meetings held at IRG/BEREC Brussels premises
- Taking minutes and providing support in the daily work and meetings (e.g. support in drafting the agendas and minutes coordinating with the Head)
- Proactive support to give to the Head of Secretariat on any other issues of relevance
Knowledge and experience
- A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more
- At least 3 years of proved professional experience in the telecommunication sector so to be in capacity to analyse the policy challenges
- Good knowledge of EU Institutions and policy-making process
- Capacity to run researches and to collect relevant information on policy issues
- Social Media information management skills (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn)
- Knowledge of Telecommunication contexts in Europe would be an asset
Communication and personal skills
- Written and oral proficiency in English (satisfactory knowledge of another EU language is an asset)
- In possession of excellent writing skills
- Ability to communicate with the relevant stakeholders and diplomatic skills
- Inter-personal and communication skills, ability to work in a highly multicultural environment
- Autonomous and rather innovative worker who is at the same time able to work in a small team
- High degree of flexibility and hands-on approach
- Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
- Familiarity with widely used IT tools such as the Microsoft Office environment
The successful candidate will be recruited as a full-time employee (38 hours/week) with a 6-month trial period under of IRG ASBL according to Belgian labour law. The contract will be starting beginning of March 2014.
Salary will be negotiated according to the education and to the level of previous experience.
Applicants need to hold a valid work permit for Belgium or citizenship of an EU Member State that requires no work permit in Belgium.
How to apply
Please address your application (CV and cover letter) by email to email@example.com. Please provide name and contact details of a person of reference that the Recruitment Committee is likely to contact.
Deadline for applications : 19thth January 2014
Please note we will only respond to the successful applicants fulfilling the above mentioned requirements and that they will be invited to a 1st round interview to be held in Brussels – IRG Secretariat Office the week of 28th January and upon relevance to a 2nd round interview on 4th February (to be confirmed) same place.
IRG Head of Secretariat
Following the conclusion of the selection process for a new Head of the IRG Secretariat, Mrs. Delphine Bernet-Travert was appointed to this position on November, 5th. 2012.
Mrs. Bernet-Travert previous professional assignments include working as:
- a Brussels-based lobbyist with project management skills and,
- an expert in EU / Public & Government Affairs incl. communication (10 years)
Mrs. Bernet-Travert is also experienced in the private and public sectors, trade associations, consultancy, and specific expertise in various sectorial policies of the EU (Regional/Interregional cooperation, Agriculture, Telecoms, External Relations and Development, EU Industrial Policy, EU 2020).
IRG members welcome her appointment to this position.
BEREC publishes its input and opinion on Universal Service (25 April 2012)
BEREC has submitted its Input and Opinion on Universal Service Communication of the Commission
IRG & Florence School of Regulation Workshop on broadband promotion
On Wednesday 16 November, IRG and the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) held a workshop on broadband promotion. Presentations were given by representatives of both FSR and IRG, but also of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the OECD. The workshop marked the publication of the FSR study on Broadband Promotion, that was undertaken by FSR on behalf of IRG.
IRG hopes that the report helps to increase the knowledge of what is needed to stimulate the uptake of broadband in the EU.
The presentations that were made during the workshop and the FSR study report are available on this website under 'Broadband' in the 'Topics' section accessible from the left-hand side menu.
BEREC plenary meeting (26-27 May 2011)
BEREC held its 7th meeting in Porto 26th to 27th May 2011. After the meeting the following documents have been published:
BoR (11) 19 BEREC Annual report
BoR (11) 20 BEREC Monitoring report on Broadband Common Positions
BoR (11) 20 Annex 1
BoR (11) 20 Annex 2
BoR (11) 20 Annex 3
BoR (11) 21 BEREC 7th Roaming Benchmark Data Report
BoR (11) 22 BEREC Roaming Compliance Report
BoR (11) 23 Rules of Procedure
BoR (11) 25 BEREC report on Brodband commercialization
BoR (11) 26 BEREC-RSPG report on spectrum sharing
BoR (11) 27 MTR Benchmark snapshot (Jan 2011)
The public debriefing after the meeting was held in Brussels on 1st June 2011, please find the presentation of the BEREC Chair and a press release .
BEREC plenary meeting (24-25 February 2011)
BEREC held its sixth meeting in Riga 24th to 25th February 2011. After the meeting the following documents have been published:
BoR (10) 44 Rev1 BEREC Guidance on Functional Separation
BoR (10) 44 Rev1b BEREC Guidance on FS Annex
BoR (10) 44 Rev1c BEREC Guidance on FS Consultation Report
BoR (10) 46 Rev1 BEREC report on market definition for business services
BoR (10) 46 Rev1b BEREC report on market definition for business services Consultation Report
BoR (10) 47 Rev1 BEREC report on accessibility
BoR (10) 47 Rev1b BEREC report on accessibility Consultation Report
BoR (10) 62 Rev1 BEREC report on cross border issues
BoR (10) 62 Rev1b BEREC report on cross border issues Consultation Report
BoR (11) 07 BEREC RSPG Transitional issues
BoR (11) 08 BEREC roaming alternative tariffs
BoR (11) 09 BEREC response to roaming consultation
The public debriefing after the meeting was held in Brussels on 7th March 2011, please find the presentation of the BEREC Chair.
BEREC Office Seat Agreement (25 February 2011)
The Latvian Government and BEREC signed the BEREC Office Seat Agreement see the Press Release
Fifth BEREC meeting (10 December 2010)
BEREC held its fifth meeting in Bruges 2nd to 3rd December 2010. After the meeting the following documents have been published:
BoR (10) 58 BEREC Report on International Mobile Roaming Regulation
BoR (10) 43 Rev1 BEREC Work Programme 2011
BoR (10) 43 Rev1b Consultation report on BEREC WP 2011
BoR (10) 64 BEREC report on bundled offers
BoR (10) 65 BEREC report on convergent services
MC (10) 26 Decision AM appraisal
MC (10) 27 Decision implementing rules staff regulations
BoR (10) 62 Draft BEREC report cross border issues (for public consultation until 13 January 2011)
The public debriefing after the fifth BEREC meeting was held in Brussels on 9 December 2010, please find the presentation of the BEREC Chair.
IRG Press Release (6 December 2010)
Following the IRG General Assembly held on 2 December 2010 in Bruges, this Press Release was published.
BEREC Press Release (6 December 2010)
Following the BEREC Plenary Meeting held on 2-3 December 2010 in Bruges, this Press Release was published.