Research Projects Coordinator, Open Society European Policy Institute

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 15

Position description

Research Projects Coordinator, Open Society European Policy Institute. Brussels. Posting Date: 10/15/2020. Deadline: 11/05/2020

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your with high-level project management, research, and people skills? We're seeking a Research Projects Coordinator based in Brussels to support the design and management of research projects.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Research Projects Coordinator will work in the Partnerships, Research, and Outreach team of the Open Society European Policy I nstitute (OSEPI). OSEPI works to influence and inform decision-making on EU laws, policy, and funding to ensure that open society values lie at the heart of what the EU does, both inside and outside its borders.

As a Research Projects Coordinator at Open Society you will:

  • Support the Head of Team with coordination of research projects;
  • Review research project proposals, liaise with OSF's legal department to process and manage contracts, monitor project budgets and financial reports, and support the design of research standards and evaluation;
  • Co-organise events with partners on PRO's research; liaise with OSF Communications and OSEPI's Outreach Team for media outreach and social media;
  • Help design the annual research strategy and assist with budget planning;
  • Provide background research on EU policies and political trends, drafting summaries from research events and internal meetings;
  • Take on other tasks and areas of responsibility as directed by the supervisor or director of OSEPI.

What we are looking for:

  • Five to seven years of prior work experience, preferably with prior experience in policy research, research project and budget management;
  • University degree in a related field or equivalent experience with conducting or managing research;
  • Fluent spoken and written English, and knowledge of other EU languages is an asset;
  • An understanding of, or experience with, policy advocacy towards EU institutions;
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to summarize complex policy or academic issues for broader audiences;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail.

What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.
  • Top-notch benefits and perksdesigned for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more .
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

Please note, this position is not eligible for work authorization sponsorship.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.