European Research & Innovation Policy Officer

University of Twente
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

  • Represent ECIU in European policy debates;
  • Prioritise and advise on European policies that relate to education, research and innovation and are relevant to the network. Communicate policy developments to the member universities of ECIU;
  • Proactively draft formal and informal positions to EU consultations, taking into account ECIU member universities’ positions;
  • Organise relevant meetings and events for the member universities;
  • Support ECIU delegations in their activities relating to European policies and their relationship with officials of the European institutions;
  • Liaise with strategic partners and networks;
  • Identify funding opportunities for ECIU network development activities, provide conceptual outlines for potential projects which could strengthen the ECIU collaboration.


  • At least Master level education;
  • Broad knowledge of European policies relating to research, innovation and higher education;
  • A knowledge of R&I funding instruments of the European Commission and their evolution;
  • Ability to work for a member-based university network and manage consensus forming around positions;
  • Network and relationship development skills;
  • Experience in monitoring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating policy statements;
  • Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills, including a proven ability to articulate complex policy issues in clearly written English;
  • High level consultation and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent planning, organisational, conceptual, research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently, exercise judgement and solve problems, demonstrate initiative and work productively as part of a team;
  • Computer literate and effective in the use of the internet, email and word processing, spreadsheets and simple web page editing.

Our offer

The position will be a fixed-term contract with one of the ECIU member universities. We offer a competitive remuneration based on experience of the candidate.

Application instructions

  • Motivation letter, 1 page;
  • CV, up to 3 pages;
  • Essay including a SWOT analysis (Max. 2 pages, on the opportunities for ECIU in a European policy setting).

Please use the application form to send us your motivation letter and CV.

For more information please contact mr. R.J. Vermeij (phone +31534895687, email [email protected]).

Acquisition by third parties is not appreciated.

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