Cooperative enterprises enable people around the world to become protagonists of their own social and economic development. The EU partnership programme ‘Cooperatives in Development – People-centred businesses in action’ (also referred to as #coops4dev) works on promoting the cooperative business model in global, regional and local development policies, and strengthens cooperative organisations as viable actors in development processes in their own rights. The programme is led by Cooperatives Europe and the International Co-operative Alliance, working together in a Coordination Unit, and its activities are jointly implemented by all ICA offices.
Cooperatives Europe’s main activities are to promote and defend the cooperative enterprise model and to provide services to members such as information & research, EU consultations and a platform for exchange. Cooperatives Europe is the Europe Region of the International Co-operative Alliance. More information is available at: www.coopseurope.coop.
The International Co-operative Alliance is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 1895 to unite, represent and serve cooperatives worldwide. More information is available at: www.ica.coop.
Cooperatives Europe is looking for a Research Officer to join its international development team.
PRINCIPAL ROLES AND RESPONSABILITIES
The Research Officer will be responsible for implementing the research activities undertaken within the EU partnership, in collaboration with other research colleagues. These activities include a mapping of cooperative actors worldwide, an analysis of legal frameworks applicable to cooperatives at regional and national levels, and several thematic researches conducted on international development issues relevant to cooperatives. S/he will work in close cooperation with the EU Partnership Team and report directly to the International Development Director in the Coordination Unit.
The main role of the Research Officer is to contribute to the coordination activities required for the aforementioned research processes undertaken at the global level, and to the implementation of research activities led at European level within the program.
Key responsibilities are:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Cooperatives Europe offers an open-ended contract (CDI) for this position.
Starting date is as soon as possible.
Candidates need to have, at the time of application, the legal right to work in Belgium. We regret that we are not able to apply for work-permits on their behalf.
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