Prospex Institute is hiring!

 SUPPORTING RESEARCHER 

SUPPORTING RESEARCHER

Open invitation to apply for current job opening at Prospex Institute vzw

  • Fulltime positions in Brussels and Berlin

  • Starting position, 6-months contract; minimum: Master’s Degree

  • Starting date: 1 July 2022

FOCUS

Prospex Institute searches for supporting researchers for its stakeholder engagement work in a variety of international projects in research and other fields, such as WaterLANDS, VARCITIES, DECIDE, BIOPLASTICS EUROPE, etc. The new colleague will join our multi-national team in ONE of the following locations: Brussels (Belgium) or Berlin (Germany).

WE ARE

  • A highly professional, internationally recognised and growing non-for-profit organization

  • Contributing to key topics with society – for society

  • With a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team in different locations in Europe

  • Working with top level partners across Europe and beyond

  • Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with teams in Berlin and Ljubljana and with an international network and reach

  • More at www.prospex-institute.org

 

YOUR PROFILE

Degree, expertise

 

  • An adequate academic qualification (minimum: Master’s degree) in a relevant field

  • Knowledge in the area of stakeholder dialogue, participatory, co-creative processes

Experience, interests

  • First professional experience in internship an asset – yet not required

  • Interested in dialogue processes and engagement of citizens and stakeholders, also in advanced content, research and technical fields

  • Interested in a variety of areas and topics including sustainability, research and innovation, energy, health and others

 

Skills and attitudes

  • Very good organizational skills

  • Very good skills for research, writing and reporting, content development in diverse electronic and other forms

  • Proficiency in handling digital tools

  • Aptitude to support short- and long-term consultancy projects

  • A team player and able to work independently

  • Open-minded, professional, pro-active, respectful and user-friendly attitude

 

Language, location & travel

  • Willing to work at ONE of the possible locations: Brussels or Berlin

  • Languages: for all locations an excellent native or near native command of English

    • Additionally for Brussels: an excellent command of one or several other language/s an important asset

    • Additionally for Berlin: a very good command of German; additional languages an important asset

  • Familiar with the context and environment in the location in question

  • Willing to travel frequently, also internationally, between 1 day and several days per month (COVID-19 situation allowing)

TASKS

  • Support stakeholder engagement, dialogue and related processes, such as interviews, in-person, hybrid or online events and tools, also logistically

  • Support junior and other consultants through research

  • Help draft written reports and documents in flawless English and, as applicable, in other languages

  • Support stakeholder mapping, identifying stakeholder groups mindful of concerns regarding diversity and inclusivity

  • Support documentation of projects, and the preparation of presentations

  • Support coordination of projects and execute a variety of stakeholder engagement assignments under the supervision of a more senior consultant and in close collaboration with other team members

  • As applicable: participation in project meetings and events across Europe (COVID-19 situation allowing)

WE OFFER

  • The opportunity for meaningful contribution to addressing society’s challenges

  • Inclusion in international, high-level projects

  • A salary package in line with this starting position

  • Opportunities to participate in the development of a fast-growing organization

  • An innovative, inspiring, and positive work environment with an open team culture

  • A combination of content- and engagement-oriented work and of team- and self-guided work

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

Then please fill in your application in English in the online form below.

IMPORTANT

 

Your application needs to be complete and include:

  • Your motivation letter (one-page letter)

  • Your updated CV (complete with biographical data)

  • An indication of the location you are interested in (Brussels and/or Berlin)

  • Copies of diplomas and certificates

  • Relevant requests

  • At least 1 reference with contact details

  • Examples of your work as appropriate

 

In case of questions, please contact us via matteo.vanzini[at]prospex-institute.org

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Mission

Decisions for society need to be taken in consultation & participation with those affected by it.

 

Prospex Institute helps to make this happen. We promote the participation of citizens & stakeholders in dialogue & decision-making processes of relevance for society.

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