Ref.: EUISS (2023) PER/SEC 02
Contract Staff Member OR appointment by secondment
Starting date: 1 September 2023
Salary: The salary scale of the EUISS is calculated according to that of the Coordinated Organisations to which the grade A3 makes reference. For a secondment, the salary will remain as determined (and paid) by the current employer plus a daily allowance of €96,40 paid by the EUISS.
Duration: 3 years, renewable for up to 2 further years if under the status of contract staff member; Up to 2 years, renewable for a further period of 1-year maximum if seconded.
The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is the EU Agency that analyses foreign, security and defence policy issues. With its Headquarters in Paris and a Liaison Office in Brussels, it also acts as an interface between European experts and decision-makers at all levels.
The EUISS seeks to hire an experienced Russia Analyst who will report to the Director and join a highly qualified and motivated team engaged in providing relevant expertise to both EU/national officials and the wider public – through publications, seminars and other activities.
- Leading the analysis on Russia matters, focusing especially on security and defence policies;
- Leading the analysis on EU’s eastern neighbourhood, focusing in particular on Ukraine, protracted conflicts (e.g., Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh) and energy politics in the region;
- Authoring high-quality analysis as well as forward-looking quantitative and qualitative reports;
- Coordinating projects and publications, as required;
- Contributing to project management tasks on a need basis;
- Supporting the broader activities of the EUISS through analytical, written and verbal contributions;
- Representing the Institute within Europe and abroad, participating in relevant meetings of the EU, member states, international organisations and research institutes, as required;
- Organising meetings designed to disseminate EUISS research and analysis as well as to inform decision-makers;
- Organising events and meetings for officials;
- Contributing to the development of the EUISS work programme on Russia and the EU’s eastern neighbourhood with original and relevant ideas;
- Monitoring developments related to the EU’s relations with Russia and the eastern neighbourhood in the domestic, security and military fields;
- Monitoring existing EU policies/legislation/strategies/negotiations on Russia and the eastern neighbourhood;
- Liaising with relevant Directorates and working groups working on Russia and the EU’s eastern neighbourhood across the European Union and its member states;
- Liaising with government officials, think tanks, universities and regional organisations, as required;
- Collaborating with EUISS colleagues in order to combine different areas of expertise and create synergy effects;
- Supervising junior staff;
- Travelling on a regular basis, as required.
On the closing date for applications, candidates must fulfil all the following conditions:
- Be a national of a member state of the European Union who enjoys full rights as a citizen, attested by a recent extract from judicial records and/or certificate of good conduct;
- Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by national law on military service;
- Be physically fit to perform the required duties.
- A PhD, preferably in the field of security studies, conflict studies, political science, political economy, international relations or a related field from a university or other institution of higher learning of recognised standing.
- Minimum of four years’ relevant professional work experience with an EU, research, governmental, academic, or educational institution;
- Demonstrated knowledge of Russia and the EU’s eastern neighbourhood;
- Excellent knowledge of the European Union, its institutions and policies;
- A record of publications in the relevant field;
- Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to identify and distil complex policy issues and propose viable solutions;
- Excellent communication and drafting skills, with a demonstrated ability to write and present effectively to policy audiences;
- Ability to deliver high-quality results within tight deadlines;
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment as a team member as well as independently;
- High professional values and standards characterised by objectivity, analytical rigour, integrity, and confidentiality.
- Excellent English writing and speaking skills; good command of another official EU language; good command of Russian.
The candidate awarded the position will have the status of either contract staff member or seconded expert. Applicants must state their preference.
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