Research & Activity Coordinator

EED - European Endowment for Democracy

Research & Activity Coordinator

EED - European Endowment for Democracy

Brussels, Belgium

1. Main functions of the post:

  • Coordinating research related activities related to EED’s work in Eurasia;
  • Coordinating specific Programme activities contributing to the overall programming in Eurasia.

2. Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will work under the guidance of the relevant Programme Manager and reports to the Director of Programmes and shall be responsible for (in addition to the above-mentioned):

  • Monitoring political developments in the Eurasia countries to inform EED strategies and programming;
  • Developing, planning, and organising programme-related events and donor coordination meetings, when relevant;
  • Coordinating and maintaining relationships with political analysts and researchers;
  • Contributing to the preparation of reports and other documentation for submission to the relevant donor;
  • Supporting the implementation of capacity building assistance;
  • Supporting the Programme Manager with input on drafting policy papers, texts for briefings and other documents needed for fundraising purposes;
  • Performing other tasks as required.

The Research & Activity Coordinator shall contribute, when required, to the following processes that are led by other EED staff members:

  • Writing and editing programme materials and guidelines;
  • Contributing to relevant policy papers and other relevant documents.

3. Key eligibility and selection criteria:

a. Conditions for eligibility:

  • preferably be a national or having permanent residence permit of one of the EU/EEA countries or United Kingdom;
  • be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen;
  • have completed any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service;
  • be physically fit to perform his/her duties.

b. Essential selection criteria:

Level and type of formal education:

  • degree in Economics, International Affairs, Political or Social Science, Law, International Development or related discipline.

Professional experience:

  • at least two years of proven full-time professional experience in civil society-related projects and programmes;
  • demonstrated track record in grant-making and/or project management (including reporting);
  • demonstrated track record of drafting policy papers, briefings, other analytical documents;
  • experience in working with democracy-support donors in government and/or international organisations and/or in civil society or media support organisations and/or think tanks (or other relevant research organisations);
  • experience in working with civil society in Eurasia.

Functional competencies:

  • thorough working knowledge of Russian;
  • knowledge of grant-making and project management;
  • substantive understanding of political issues and trends in Eastern Europe and Eurasia as well as EU policies towards the region;
  • field work experience that includes working in Eastern Europe and Eurasia would be an asset;
  • experience with media support would be an asset;
  • solid ICT skills;
  • ability to keep full confidentiality about all assigned tasks and related documentation as well as capacity to exercise confidentiality, discretion and tact when dealing with diverse groups of people;
  • high degree of communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • ability to develop strong working relationships internally and externally at all levels;
  • high personal and professional culture;
  • ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • readiness for duty travel.

4. Application:

Please make sure you meet all required qualifications and experience before applying. Applicants must upload a motivation letter (outlining why they apply for this job, max. one standard page), a CV (Europass format required), and contact information for three references via the EED website.

Failure to submit these three documents shall result in the exclusion of the applicant concerned from the selection procedure.

Applications should be made online using “apply” panel on this page. After successfully submitting your application you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. Please no phone calls/emails/letters.

Applications should be submitted no later than 18 December 2022, midnight (Brussels time). Interviews will be planned in Brussels for short-listed candidates. A written test may be organised.

The applications will not be returned to candidates but will be kept on file by the EED. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.

Applications will be subjected to pre-employment screening & vetting, including criminal records check.

5. Terms of contract:

EED is not an international organisation or EU institution and its employment contracts are fully based on Belgian Employment Law.

Indicative GROSS salary is around €5,000 per month with standard benefits foreseen under Belgian labour law (meal vouchers, 13th month salary etc.), with additional medical insurance.

The contract will be a fixed term contract, and no renewal is foreseen beyond the end of the second year.

Expected start day at EED: January 2023
Working place: EED Secretariat located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.

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