Researcher/Policy Analyst - Future of Europe

Researcher/Policy Analyst
The Institute of International and European Affairs, a leading independent think-tank based in Dublin, Ireland, is seeking a full-time policy analyst / researcher for the following research area: Future of Europe. The researcher will report to the Director of Research as part of a research team.  
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will manage the Future of Europe portfolio and two other research portfolios in the area of European and international affairs.
The main responsibilities of this position include: 
  • Tracking Policy actions and proposals in the policy area from the EU Institutions
  • Providing weekly briefing notes on developments in the policy area, contributing to publications and/or writing policy papers
  • Tracking all developments in the area by collating and analysing information from various sources
  • Organising a programme of keynote addresses and workshops with high-level policy makers and thought leaders as part of the IIEA's events programme
  •  Liaising with policy working group chair and members and minuting meetings
  • 1st class or high 2.1 post-graduate degree in related field such as Political Science, International Relations or Political Economy
  • Strong interest in European affairs and knowledge of the European institutions
  • At least two years’ work experience in a related field
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency
  • Ability to multitask and strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with high-level dignitaries
  • Editing and proofing skills
Application details:
The position, which is envisaged as a three-year post, will be reviewed after the initial period of one year and there is a standard three month probationary period. Please state your availability in your cover letter. 
The initial deadline for applications is Tuesday, 3 January 2017. Applications will be processed upon receipt and interviews will commence on Wednesday, 4 January.
Due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants. 
Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.
To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line ‘Future of Europe Researcher’– Application to Fionnuala Keane by email - jobs@iiea.com