Vacancies

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Open Positions

The European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF), the political foundation of the ALDE Party, is recruiting two Non-resident Research fellows.

The two Non-resident Research fellows should be able to commit themselves for one working day per week.

The positions are non-resident for a period of 6 to 12 months and remuneration will be in line with experience.

In order to complete the profiles of the Policy and Research Coordinator and the resident Research Fellow, the two non-resident Research Fellows should have academic credentials and policy expertise in one of the following three areas:
• Economic and Social Affairs, Internal Market
• Environmental Policy, Sustainability and Climate Change
• Justice and Home Affairs, Human Rights, Asylum and Migration

The key responsibilities of non-resident Research Fellows would be to:
• Monitor policy developments in their area(s) of expertise
• Conceptualise workshops and conferences
• Assist in planning, implementing and reviewing ELF publications
• Participate in ELF online activities

Requirements:
• M.A./M.Sc. degree in Political Science, Law, Economics, International Relations, European Studies or similar discipline
• At least five years of relevant experience in policy, think-tanks or research
• A publication record commensurate with the overall professional experience
• The proven ability to write for a variety of different audiences

To apply, please send a motivation letter, list of publications and your CV.

ELF is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 47 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

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The European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF), the political foundation of the ALDE Party, is recruiting a Research intern to join its secretariat in Brussels.

The Research intern should have recently completed an M.A./M.Sc. degree in Political Science, Law, Economics, International Relations or European Studies.
The position is available from October 2020 for a period of 6 months

The key responsibilities of the Research intern will be to:
• Assist with research and project management in the Policy and Research unit
• Edit contributions to ELF publications
• Liaise with external authors and service providers during editing and proofreading processes and ensure that rules and deadlines are met
• Assist in implementing and reviewing ELF publications
• Contribute to the general functioning of the Policy and Research unit

Requirements:
• Recently completed an M.A./M.Sc. degree in Political Science, Law, Economics, International Relations or European Studies
• Excellent writing and editing skills in English
• Very good analytical and organisational skills
• Good knowledge of quantitative methods

What can we offer you?
• A 6-month convention d’immersion professionnelle training contract
• Remuneration in line with internship remuneration laws within the Brussels Capital Region

ELF is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 47 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

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Do you want to find out how a democratic and liberal European Union is built brick-by-brick? Do you want to gain experience in communication at a European level?

At the European Liberal Forum, the think tank and political foundation of the ALDE party, we are working to promote discussions and broker ideas for a liberal future in a united Europe. Together with over 40 member organisations, we set up research and capacity-building projects throughout Europe and beyond.

As an intern in the Communications Unit, you will contribute to building a democratic and liberal Europe while learning how to use graphic and digital tools to promote European projects and ideas, as well as developing a network of think tanks and political foundations.

Your role:

You will be one of three colleagues in ELF’s Communications Unit. You will also play a central role in the office, collaborating with the Project Unit and Policy & Research Unit.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

– Developing graphic design elements and different types of creative content (videos, newsletters, web articles, GIFs, infographics, etc.);
– Help shaping and implementing the organisation’s Social Media strategy with content from ELF and its Member Organisations;
– Updating the website (WordPress) and writing publication summaries, promotional material and other types of copy;
– Monitoring quality and brand coherence across ELF communications activities and products;
– Supporting coordination with partner organisations, relevant stakeholders and press representatives, while keeping the internal contact database up to date;
– Coordinating promotional activities for events, seminars, workshops, and other meetings;

Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Political Science, European Studies, Communication);
– Near-native level of spoken and written English. Knowledge of additional European language(s), especially French or German, would be appreciated;
– Skills and willingness to build a skillset in communications, graphic design, data management and/or public relations;
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word);
– Initial experience or interest to learn about CMS and/or CRM;
– Can work independently, show initiative and a problem-solving attitude;
– Can take responsibility for on-going activities, while being flexible enough to take up unexpected new tasks;
– Has an affinity with liberal ideas.

What can we offer you?

  • A 6-month convention d’immersion professionnelle training contract
  • Remuneration in line with internship remuneration laws within the Brussels Capital Region
  • Hands-on experience in communication and European affairs
  • A chance to get acquainted with the European liberal family, both in Brussels and throughout Europe
  • Joining a young and international team in Brussels

If you would like to find out more about ELF, please visit our website.

The starting date of the internship is mid-January 2021. To apply, please send a motivation letter and your CV by 7th December 2020 to jobs@liberalforum.eu with the subject “ELF Communications Intern”. Short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews by 14th December 2020.

Candidates currently not based in Brussels/Belgium must be able to work with their own hardware during all the duration of the ongoing sanitary crisis for an undetermined period.

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