Notice of vacancy: FEPS is recruiting a Policy Analyst on Democracy and Participation (6 months long determinate contract aimed at continuation with indeterminate contract)
Deadline for applications: 16.09.2021 noon CET
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The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS – www.feps-europe.eu) is currently looking for a Policy Analyst for a thematic field: democracy and participation.
The successful candidate is to join the FEPS Team based in Brussels from early October 2021 onwards (cf. selection timetable below).
FEPS is the leading think tank of the European centre left political family. It works with almost 50 Member political Foundations and think tanks across Europe. It embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist and progressive scene in Europe. It seeks to serve as a platform for innovative research, policy advice, training and debates to tackle the long- and short-term challenges that Europe and European integration faces today. It strives for more and better-quality democracy in Europe
To do so, it forges connections and coherence among stakeholders from local, regional, national, European and global levels, and fosters dialogue of between diverse stakeholders from the world of politics, academia and civil society.
FEPS’ work is in most cases carried out in the form of projects with its Members and partners. The outputs of said projects feed into the work of the broader progressive family – starting with the Party of European Socialists (PES), the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), their constituents and Member parties, as well as in the broader public debate.
FEPS’ Policy Analysts report daily to the delegate of the Secretary General (i.e. the Director appointed to supervise the thematic field in question)
Mission of the role:
The mission of the Policy Analyst is to substantiate FEPS’ work on democracy with particular attention given to issues of participation, distributive justice and responsible leadership. S/he will represent FEPS’ expertise in the field. To do so, the Policy Analyst will steer a portfolio of FEPS (co-)funded projects (including its development and consolidation) aimed at impacting policies, political debates and/or public awareness related to defending and deepening of democracy.
This is – amongst other – understood today as connecting the social democratic ideals of democracy with a polity in which policies are developed and implemented in the pursuit of genuine equality and a modern social contract fostering solidarity, democratic accountability of institutions, input, throughput and output legitimacy as well as proactive involvement of citizens.
The ideal candidate will have the following profile:
The position is to be filled out as from early October 2021 onwards.
The duration of the contract is determinate; 6 months, and aimed at being continued in the form of an indeterminate contract (CDI).
The salary – which is paid on a 13,9 months per year basis – will be discussed depending on experience and qualifications. It is part of a generous remuneration package (including benefits such as: a complementary pension scheme, DKV hospitalization insurance, public transport compensation, a professional phone including the right to use it for private purposes and ecocheques).
The workplace will be Brussels (Belgium): applicants must be able to work and reside in Belgium.
As FEPS is registered in Belgium, the contract will be under Belgian law.
Applications’ composition and deadline:
Please send your application via email (in English) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday the 16th of September 2021 at noon CET.
The title of your application email should follow this naming convention:
The application should contain:
Applications not respecting the instructions for completing and submitting the application will not be considered.
The selection timetable will be the following:
During the entire selection procedure, FEPS is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential. The equal opportunity principle encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, origins or disabilities.