Notice of vacancy: Senior Economic Policy Adviser


Notice of vacancy: Senior Economic Policy Adviser

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies is now recruiting for a Senior Economic Policy Advisor.

About FEPS:
FEPS is the progressive think tank at European level, with more than 50 member political Foundations and think tanks across Europe. It embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist and labour scene in Europe. It seeks to serve as a platform for ideas and aims to tackle the challenges that Europe faces today by putting fresh thinking at the core of its action.

The Foundation carries out regular projects with the members and in addition holds special close working relationships with renowned international partners. FEPS is well recognised in international political circles and has established a strong network of high-level progressive economists.

The focus of the work will be on assisting in the development of a progressive economic approach for the EU and developing alternative economic policies, in particular with regards to growth and employment, and possible reforms of the current EU banking and financial systems.

The candidate:

  • Must hold a Ph.D, or being close to completion of a Ph.D or similar research background in applied economics.

  • Should have at least 5 years professional work experience

  • Should possess knowledge and experience on economic theories.

  • Should possess strong quantitative skills. Knowledge of econometrics software is an asset.

  • Should be familiar with the works of current renowned progressive economists.

  • Will be working with international and European institutions on a regular basis.

  • Will be expected to assist in the development of the important working relationships already

    established and to monitor European academic and policy affairs.

  • Needs to be fluent in English in order to be able to carry out regular written studies, research and oral presentations on a professional level. A good level of another official EU working language is highly desirable. Any other languages are always an additional asset.

    The work contract will start as soon as possible.

    The salary will be discussed depending on experience and qualifications. The contract will be under Belgian law.

    Please send a cover letter and CV in English to by Monday the 20th of March 2017 at the latest.

    You will be contacted directly if you are selected for an interview and all candidates will be contacted at the end of the selection process to let you know if you have been successful or not.