Researcher - Policy Evaluation and EU Public Finances

Researcher - Policy Evaluation and EU Public Finances

CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies

Brussels, Belgium

CEPS is currently seeking an expert in policy evaluation methodologies applied to EU public finances and related socio-economic policies.

Main tasks

You will become part of the Economic Policy Unit and you will:

  • Contribute to research projects related to the EU budget, the Recovery and Resilience Facility, and the EU’s economic governance;
  • Assist in acquiring new research projects;
  • Participate in international research teams that carry out projects for the European Commission and other funding organisations;
  • Contribute to the writing of reports, studies, academic papers and policy pieces;
  • Deliver presentations in your area(s) of expertise at project meetings and external events.

Your background and qualifications

  • You hold a Master's degree in economics or a related field, with a minimum of three years of professional experience in applied relevant work;
  • You have at least two years of experience in applying the European Commission Better Regulation Guidelines and Toolbox (impact assessments, policy evaluations, cost-benefit analysis etc.);
  • Experience in conducting quantitative analysis, including econometric analysis, is a plus;
  • You have experience in writing proposals for funding from European institutions, foundations and other donors;
  • Experience in coordinating externally funded research projects with an international team is a plus;
  • You have a proven record of writing and presentation skills, and can critically read and comment on academic and policy publications in the relevant fields;
  • You have an excellent command of English, both orally and in writing; knowledge of other EU official languages is a plus;
  • You are willing and able to organise, moderate and contribute to events hosted by CEPS and its partners.

Your profile

  • You can work in a research team involving junior and senior colleagues and can organise your own workload;
  • You are willing to develop insights into ongoing legislative and policy debates;
  • You are willing to assist in acquiring projects;
  • You are eager to invest in building and maintaining a growing research network;
  • You can respect deadlines and juggle multiple tasks and changing priorities;
  • You possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • You are proactive, self-motivated, result-oriented, creative and enthusiastic;
  • You enjoy teamwork and are open to giving and receiving feedback;
  • You are kind with a deep respect for diversity, an inclusion-oriented mindset and a strong sense of empathy towards colleagues;
  • You are enthusiastic to contribute not only towards the success of the Economic Policy Unit but also the whole of CEPS as an organisation.

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