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Do you have a background in agronomy, entomology, food, environmental or animal science?

Are you willing to work for an international association with a solid footing in Brussels, which supports the development of a fast-growing agri-food industry and contributes to the shaping of a favourable EU policy and regulatory environment for alternative protein sources?

The International Platform of Insects for Food & Feed (IPIFF) is looking for a highly motivated Trainee to reinforce its Secretariat in Brussels.

IPIFF is a non-governmental organisation set up to represent the insect production sector at EU level. Our membership network spans over 76 members, representing insect-producing companies and research centres specialised in insect production, as well as companies active in the insect value chain. IPIFF ‘s mission is to promote the use of insects and insect-derived products as top-tier sources of nutrients for human consumption, animal feed and plants.

Main responsibilities:

• Contribute to the development and implementation of IPIFF policy projects in the areas of EU food, feed safety and/or plant nutrition (e.g. development of contribution papers on the use of insect frass as bio-based fertilisers and of feeding substrates for farmed insects).

• Assist the IPIFF Members and the insect value chain concerning Research and Development activities (e.g. production of guidance documents).

• In collaboration with the IPIFF Secretary-General, support the activities of Working Groups or Task Forces that are dedicated to the above subjects.

• In collaboration with the Deputy Secretary-General and the Communication & PR Manager, facilitate the preparation of the IPIFF Annual Conference to be held on 21 November 2024 (e.g. through the preparation of dedicated communication materials, management of registrations, and communication with attendees).

• Support the Secretariat in day-to-day tasks (preparation of meetings, reporting activities, and such).

MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY: Find out more about the vacancy here.