Research Manager/Researcher

VVA - Valdani Vicari & Associati

Research Manager/Researcher

VVA - Valdani Vicari & Associati

Brussels, Belgium

Who we are:

VVA is a fast-growing public policy consultancy providing top quality economic, market and regulatory advice to the European institutions and private sector clients.

We are a truly European company, based in Brussels and Milan with a team of professionals from different academic and national backgrounds. What motivates us is our mission to progress the “European project” by helping our clients:

  • Anticipate change;
  • Design public policy responses;
  • Assess their impact and effectiveness; and
  • Understand how the EU can improve the lives of Europeans, support our businesses and Transform our economy and society.

We have a high-profile, expanding project portfolio including evaluations, regulatory impact and cost assessments, economic and market studies, social policy research and technical assistance for structural reforms in the European countries. We have developed a profile in a range of policy fields and are expanding into others following the need of the EU institutions. Currently our core business areas are:

  • Internal market, SMEs & industrial policy;
  • Regional development and structural funds (Regio, Employment, Agriculture, SRSS);
  • Sustainable development (Environment and Oceans, Climate, Energy, Transport);
  • Consumers and justice;
  • Digital and innovation;
  • Finance, competition, taxation and trade;
  • Education, integration, social inclusion and migration.

What we look for:

Our success is due to our excellent team of consultants and researchers and we are now looking to strengthen our team further with the following profiles:

  • Researchers and Research Managers focused on EU public policy.

The research managers and researchers will contribute to collecting top quality data, providing data analysis, drafting reports, developing recommendations and policy proposals and organising stakeholder exchanges for EU institutions.

Research Managers - What we need

  • MSc in a relevant discipline (economics, political science or related);
  • Demonstrated experience in EU public policy preferably in one of our core thematic fields: Internal Market policy, Regional and Industrial policy, Sustainable Development, Digitalisation and Competition policy;
  • Fluent (written & spoken) English (additional EU language preferred but not essential);
  • Strong self-motivation, willingness to cooperate and an ability to lead projects and motivate colleagues;
  • 2-5 years of professional experience – preferably in a public sector consultancy;
  • Great analytical skills and ability to make the results of the analysis relevant to clients.

Researchers - What we need

  • MSc in a relevant discipline (economics, political science or related);
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in EU public policy (including studies, traineeship etc.);
  • Fluent (written & spoken) English (fluency in additional EU languages is appreciated especially in Dutch, Portuguese, Greek, Danish, Hungarian and German);
  • Strong self-motivation;
  • 0-2 years of professional experience;
  • Previous experience in project management is considered a plus.

What we offer:

Excellent opportunities for professional development with high levels of autonomy and room for growth.

  • A competitive remuneration package;
  • A very dynamic and exciting work environment; and
  • A great group of international colleagues that you will love working and spending time with.

The position is based in Brussels.

Only pre-selected participants will be contacted and invited for interviews. Interviews will be held in Brussels in January and February for a February or March start.

If you are interested in this position, please click here to provide your CV and a 1-page cover letter outlining why you are suited for the job.

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