Job description, responsibilities and duties

The main responsibility of Research Fellow and Manager is design, implementation, and management of projects and initiatives within the relevant area substantiated by and grounded in policy-relevant research.

Main duties

  • Designing strategies and objectives for the development of the programme
  • Seeking funding opportunities for the programme and ensure its media presence
  • Developing and managing projects and initiatives
  • Conducting policy-relevant research in the area of expertise
  • Organising other activities within the programme in accordance with the mission of the organisation

Management

  • Effective coordination of projects and initiatives
  • Management and guidance of external fellows
  • Cooperation with other departments on the development of Strategic Forums
  • Organisation of events related to the area of expertise, in cooperation with other departments
  • Development and control of deadlines, budgets and activities
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
  • Coordinating and running events and workshops
  • Convening of private and public roundtables to communicate the relevant research agenda and findings

Research

  • Defining and adjusting research agenda that focuses on relevant policy issues
  • Writing and editing expert publications
  • Providing inputs into the agenda of Strategic Forums
  • Representing the programme in the media
  • Representing the programme at events (conferences, forums, roundtables, and other)
  • Delivering briefings in the field of expertise to relevant stakeholders (government representatives, business stakeholders, expert communities, and other)

Fundraising

  • Development of partnerships with key institutional partners
  • Ensuring that adequate funds are available to permit the programme’s activities to achieve strategic goals
  • Identification and realisation of corporate fundraising opportunities and coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Team
  • Writing and submission of project proposals for funding

Education requirements

Candidates with education suit the position

  • University education (Master’s degree)
  • Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Personality requirements and skills

  • A candidate is required to have at least 2 years of experience in academia, a think-tank, or public sector
  • Active participation and networking in the area of expertise (on personal and institutional level)
  • High level of research/analytical skills supported by sound results
  • Able to manage multiple and complex tasks, and to work under pressure in a deadline-focused environment
  • Proven track record in writing and editing expert publications
  • Experience in speaking at international events and commenting for media
  • Experience with team and project management
  • Proficiency in written and spoken communication in English is required (C1 level)
  • Able to work proactively and supportively within a team
  • Residence in or relocation to Bratislava; remote work with travel to Bratislava can be negotiated

Employee perks, benefits

  • Working in a young, dynamic and international team
  • Working in one of the most influential non-governmental institutions in Europe
  • Development through formal and informal channels
  • Participation in international conferences

Information about the selection process

If your profile meets all our requirements and you find this position matching your career ambitions, please send us your CV together with a motivation letter and a list of publications to [email protected].

We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates. Thank you for understanding.

Brief description of the organisation

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.