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Policy Analyst - Europe's Political Economy Programme

The EPC is looking for a Policy Analyst (PA) to join its Europe’s Political Economy Programme, to work on topics related to economic growth/crises, economic security and resilience, industrial policy and innovation, single market and competitiveness, trade and external economic relations. 

EPC analysts manage projects, provide analysis and contribute to the EPC’s thought leadership in the programme topics. She/he should have a solid academic background, a good understanding of EU institutions and current EU policy developments in the above-mentioned policy areas, as well as project management competencies. 

The successful candidate will normally be expected to be based in Brussels, and would preferably start in April/May 2023. Analysts are hired on a consultancy basis, with fees offered at local market rates. 

The candidate should have the following profile:
·       University degree in a relevant subject;
·       At least three years of relevant work experience (other than internships), including in policy analysis or policy-making;
·       Demonstrated ability to research, write and present high-quality policy analysis;
·       Strong interest in European affairs and commitment to European integration;
·       A thorough understanding of EU institutions and a good understanding of past and current developments in relevant EU policy areas;
·       Excellent communication and social skills (oral and written);
·       Ability to engage and network with experts and interested stakeholders;
·       Ability to work independently as well as in a multi-disciplinary team;
·       Dynamic, flexible, reliable and attentive to detail;
·       Fluent in English, fluency in at least one other major European language is desirable.

The main duties are:
·         Development and implementation of the EPC’s activities on some/all of the following policy areas: economic security, green and digital transformations; industrial policy and innovation; Single Market and competitiveness; trade and EU external economic policies, partnerships and approach to a changing geoeconomy;
·         Research and writing policy analyses;
·         Managing ongoing projects or developing future ones, including producing new ideas and taking initiative on projects and activities, as well as contributing to the organisation of the Europe’s Political Economy Programme;
·         Overseeing/organising and moderating events (drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, identifying and contacting speakers);
·         Liaising with external experts and interested stakeholders, as well as building and maintaining a network;
·         Supporting/leading fundraising activities for the Programme in the relevant policy areas.

Please apply for this position by email with a short motivation letter together with a CV, each in PDF format, indicating EPE-PA and your name in the email subject line. Applications should be sent to and addressed to Emma Woodford, Chief Operating Officer. Applicants should not include a photo of themselves on any application documents.
Deadline for applications: Monday 27 March 2023  

In view of the expected high number of applications, we will only be able to contact the candidates shortlisted for an interview. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in this vacancy. 

The EPC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants from groups of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society or European policy making.


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