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The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to fostering European integration through analysis and debate, supporting and challenging decision-makers at all levels to make informed decisions based on evidence and analysis, and providing a platform for engaging partners, stakeholders and citizens in EU policy-making and in the debate about the future of Europe.

EPC seeks three Associate Directors, each to lead on a cross-cutting policy area, including managing the analysts working on relevant projects and coordinating activities across EPC programmes. One will be an expert in the political economy of the EU (including on the economic and social agenda); one will be on the EU’s external policies, and one on the EU institutions & governance.  

They will be part of the EPC management team, working with the Chief Executive and the Director of Studies to set and implement the strategic direction of the EPC. 

Candidates should have a solid, policy-relevant academic & analytical background and match the following profile:

  • university degree in a relevant subject and post-graduate specialism;
  • at least 7 years’ experience in policy analysis in the above policy areas, with think tank & policy experience an important asset;
  • proven capacity in writing, publishing and presenting policy analysis at a high level, including experience in enriching and leading policy debates;
  • proven experience in engaging with the media, including an active presence on social media
  • ability to engage and network with experts and interested stakeholders;
  • ability to work independently, as well as in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • a thorough understanding of EU institutions and a good understanding of past and current developments in relevant EU policy areas;
  • proven ability to fundraise and manage strategic projects;
  • experience in managing (multinational) teams;
  • excellent communication skills (oral and written) and ability to network;
  • dynamic, flexible, reliable and attentive to detail;
  • fluent in English; fluency in at least one other major European language is desirable.

Applicants should submit a detailed CV (including publications) together with a letter of motivation indicating clearly which of the three policy areas they are applying for, as well as contact details for two referees. In the letter of motivation, they should briefly set out their vision for developing and implementing a range of activities to address a particular policy challenge in their chosen area with a view to developing the EPC’s thought leadership, and influencing the EU policy debate.

Applications should be sent to:
The EPC has engaged Phoenix Executive to support this recruitment and the data of the applicant will be shared with Phoenix Executive for the purpose of this recruitment process only. Candidates might be contacted by Phoenix Executive for follow-up.

Deadline:  Monday 5 October 2020

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