Economic Growth & Sustainability Programme, GLOBSEC Policy Institute  

GLOBSEC is a Bratislava-based global think-tank with a liaison office in Brussels, committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. Its mission is to shape policy by generating new ideas and solutions for a better and safer world. During the past 16 years, GLOBSEC has grown into a leading think-tank in Central Europe that organizes the most prominent conferences in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). GLOBSEC aims to bridge the CEE region vis-à-vis Brussels and Washington and supports European and transatlantic ties.

ECONOMIC GROWTH & SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME is GLOBSEC Policy Institute’s new, dynamic research and advocacy stream, conceived on the premise that economic prosperity and neutralizing the threat from environmental degradation is key to world’s peace and societal well-being. In collaboration with top think-tanks and international organizations – and strategically guided by an experienced international Board and distinguished associate fellows –, the Programme finds novel angles on familiar themes, producing top research insights and shaping economic policy in the CEE region. The Programme targets its policy aims through a range of activities and deliverables, including research reports, a composite index, multi-stakeholder expert strategic discussions, and opinions in high-profile media.

THE ROLE: We are looking for a self-starting individual with at least 3 years of experience in academia, think-tank, or public sector, and intellectual curiosity and passion for sustainability issues. The ideal candidate should have completed at least a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, but a PhD and a publishing track record is a distinct advantage. The contender will be an effective writer, a keen researcher with demonstrated knowledge of sustainability issues and proven experience in successfully managing projects. He/she will be able to set out research objectives, conduct high-quality research, and draw policy recommendations, liaising with external stakeholders to maximize impact. This role will require an intense outreach activity, including convening private and public roundtables, running events and workshops, and representing GLOBSEC in the media. Developing partnerships with institutional and corporate partners will be essential to permit the programmatic activities, and the selected candidate will ensure adequate funding by submitting project funding applications. The selected candidate will be able to manage and navigate change to ensure project goals are met.

WE OFFER a competitive salary commensurate to years of experience, level of education and other relevant characteristics. This is an opportunity to make a difference through shaping policy as a part of an international, young, vibrant team. The perks include interactions with high-level decision-makers and participation in leading international events and conferences. 

THE SELECTION PROCESS: If the current role excites you and your profile meets our requirements, please send us your resume together with a motivation letter and a list of publications to [email protected]. We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates. GLOBSEC is an equal opportunity employer.