Project Coordinator

Socaba (Social Capital Bank)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 28

Position description

Socaba (Social Capital Bank) is a data- driven management consulting firm that serves public interest organisations on migration, governance and security topics. Founded in 2008, the company operates through its offices in Denmark and United Kingdom. Recent clients include the OECD, United Nations, European Commission (EEAS, DEVCO, HOME, NEAR), African Union, and an extensive list of national governments and tier-one research institutes, primarily in Europe and North America. Our projects have been implemented in South East Asia, Central Asia, across the Middle East, in East and West Africa and in Australia, United States and across Europe. 

Role: As one of four project coordinators at Socaba, you will contribute to EU and international projects on migration, governance, and security, ranging from radicalisation prevention programmes to the elaboration of an EU conflict early warning system. You will take part in Socaba’s to generate and invest social capital through innovation by better linking advanced analytics to impact investing and government delivery. All project coordinators will be trained to contribute to existing international assistance contracts while also learning to develop new markets. 

Top talent: The firm distinguishes itself by engaging proven first-class experts. We only take on assignments that delivers measurable impact in critical policy areas. All assignments apply a balanced blend of lucid writing and advanced quants. Most experts work remotely at their project locations, while project coordinators are stationed close to the clients. All associates of the firm are expected to be brilliant, persevering and generous. 

Duration: Six months. Starting March/April 2018 
Location: Brussels, with occasional travel 



  • Support management of projects: monitoring of activities, liaising with experts, mobilisation of expertise, administrative management
  • Coordinate preparation of technical proposals: Supporting in building an expert team, writing technical offer
  • Updating and improving tech systems: contacts management, revising communication materials


  • Market: mapping dominant players, exploring frontier markets, participating actively in conferences and workshops across Brussels
  • Partners: Liaising with current and potential partners for joint projects
  • Client: Setting up client meetings, editing project presentations for partners and clients, participating and reporting

Research and design 

  • Identify research gaps
  • Scanning (over the horizon)
  • Focus group testing
  • Support the coordination of piloting


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, or similar Social Sciences. Backgrounds or interests in data and computer science are also welcome.
  • Outstanding analytical and creative problem-solving capacity
  • Driven, passionate about public interest innovation
  • Proven ability to deliver results and be client-oriented
  • Dedication to team over personal success
  • Candidates with refugee/migrant background are encouraged to apply
  • Socaba engages all associates on strictly merit-based criteria. Candidates of all races, genders, faiths and other signifiers are encouraged to apply. Diversity is our creative strength.

Full time position entry-level position, which includes training, a tailored mentorship programme, and dedicated supervision by senior management. Promotion to Project Officer upon superior performance during six-month contract, or extension of Project Coordinator role for one additional period only. 

Consultancy contract with competitive remuneration. 

Application instructions

Submit CV and short cover letter, indicating your strengths, areas of interest and availability by 9 March. Qualified candidates will be invited for two rounds of interviews in the coming weeks: first by telephone, second in-person in Brussels. 

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