Are you interested in how Europe engages with the rest of the world - Africa in particular - and do you have experience in policy-oriented research and project leadership? We are looking for a policy officer to join our team on EU foreign and development policy in Maastricht or Brussels.
Who are we?
The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is a leading independent think tank that wants to make policies in Europe and Africa work for inclusive and sustainable development. We have two offices: in Maastricht (the Netherlands) and Brussels (Belgium).
Our more than 60 staff members from over 25 countries worldwide provide independent research, advice and practical support to policymakers, advisors and practitioners in Europe, Africa and beyond. Our focus is on EU foreign policy and policies related to conflict, migration, governance, climate and green transformation, sustainable food systems, regional integration, digitalisation, business, finance and trade.
About the EU foreign and development policy team
The EU is dealing with a number of challenges close to home, while at the same time seeking to play a more significant global role. Our EU foreign and development policy team explores the implications of the EU’s growing geopolitical focus and wants to contribute to a more coherent and integrated EU foreign and development policy. For more information, have a look at our team page.
What will you be doing?
As a policy officer in the EU foreign and development policy team, you will:
Depending on your experience and in accordance with the needs of ECDPM’s other teams, other activities may be assigned to your portfolio as well. This will be particularly sought to link our work to African processes and actors more systematically.
You will report to the team lead and will be based in our head office in Maastricht or our office in Brussels.
Who are we looking for?
Our ideal candidate:
What do we offer you?
If you are interested in the position, please send us a completed application form before 4 July 2022, 12:00 CEST clearly explaining your motivation and how you meet the job criteria.
Please send your completed application form to [email protected]. The subject line of your application should read: ‘Policy officer - EU foreign and development policy’. We will only consider applications that are complete, on time and in English.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview through video call, during which they will be asked to give a presentation based on a short writing sample to send in advance. More information will be communicated to shortlisted candidates in due time. Interviews will take place on 14 July 2022.
We believe that diversity is good for our people and our business. We promote and value diversity and inclusion among our staff and candidates - irrespective of their gender, age, nationality, race, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability.
If you would like to receive more information about the position or working at ECDPM, please get in touch with Marleen Ackermans via [email protected]. For more information about the position, you can get in touch with Alexei Jones via [email protected] or Mariella Di Ciommo via [email protected].
For more information about ECDPM and our areas of work, please have a look at our website.
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