Job description and responsibilities

Policy Design, Programme Management, and Representation

  • Defines and shapes comprehensive policy agenda on economic growth and sustainability
  • Develops the programme of work in the indicated areas
  • Leads key GLOBSEC initiatives in the relevant policy areas
  • Serves as a policy entrepreneur who identifies opportunities for meaningful policy change and works towards insuring impact of the programme initiatives
  • Develops and maintains relations and partnerships with relevant external stakeholders and partners – other think tanks, institutions, government representatives, thought leaders
  • Contributes to defining strategic direction of the organization
  • Guides original, policy-informing research in the field of expertise and related areas
  • Writes and edits expert publications, as well as op-eds, blogs, commentary, and other media outputs in the field of expertise and relate areas
  • Commissions, supervise and edits contributions from external fellows and other contributors
  • Creates networks of fellows
  • Represents the programme and the organization at events (conferences, forums, roundtables, and other)
  • Delivers briefings in the field of expertise to relevant stakeholders (government representatives, business stakeholders, expert communities, and other)
  • Convenes private and public roundtables to communicate the relevant research agenda and findings
  • Comments for media and advocates expert positions
  • Collaborates with Communication Team to create and execute promotion strategies for research products
  • Advises on the development of related streams and topics at GLOBSEC Strategic Forums
  • Contributes to development of topical framework of GLOBSEC’s flagship events and provides inputs for identifying key stakeholders to be invited for these events (speakers, guests)


  • Designs and develops funding proposals and partnerships with key institutional and corporate partners
  • Develops relations with private and public donors
  • With the help of the programme manager/fellows, conceives new funding opportunities and identifies potential funders with the goal of ensuring that adequate funds are available to permit the programme’s activities to achieve the strategic goals

Leadership and Team Management

  • Oversees and mentors programme staff (managers and fellows)
  • Manages and guides associate fellows

Personality requirements and skills

  • A candidate is required to have at least 4-5 years of experience in think-tank, public sector, or relevant business enterprises
  • University education
  • High level of research/analytical skills supported by sound results
  • Active participation and networking in the area of expertise (on personal and institutional level)
  • Proficiency in written and spoken communication in English is required
  • Proven track record in writing and editing expert publications
  • Ability to work collegially with staff and other experts
  • Experience in speaking at international events and commenting for media
  • Understanding of team and project management

Work arrangement:

  • While GLOBSEC main office is located in Bratislava, remote work is possible with visits to Bratislava when needed


Brief description of the company

GLOBSEC is a global think-tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world.

The international environment is becoming less predictable and more complex. Technological innovation is quickly disrupting the old frameworks of economies, societies and political order. GLOBSEC helps to provide a better understanding of global trends and their consequences for society, economy, security. We generate new ideas and drive change for a more stable, prosperous and sustainable world, by:

Conducting world-class research and political insight into major threats and risks to our society.
Driving change by engaging esteemed policy-makers and senior leaders from different sectors in our policy initiatives.
Putting together leaders and stakeholders from multiple sectors at the right time in one place.

In an interconnected world, GLOBSEC stimulates public-private dialogue to shape agendas for the future. With global ambitions in mind, and building on its Central European legacy, GLOBSEC seeks to contribute to agendas which are critical for Europe. GLOBSEC acts in the spirit of European values and international cooperation.