Prospex Institute is hiring!




  • Full-time position

  • Location: Brussels, Belgium

  • Starting date: 1 May or 1 June 2021

  • Minimum: 10 to 15 years of professional work expierence

  • Apply quickly: rolling evaluation as applications come in



Prospex Institute searches for an experienced consultant with a background in circular economy and stakeholder dialogue for taking up a co-leadership in EU research projects (e.g., on rare earths, multi- layered materials, (bio)plastics, textiles) and other projects. Ideally with experience/background and interest in strategy development and negotiation/conflict resolution. Work experience: 10 to 15 years.




  • In the field of circular economy (e.g., for rare earths, multi-layered materials, (bio)plastics, textiles) and other fields: substantial dialogue with diverse stakeholders (from government, business, research to civil society and citizens)

  • Contribution to and co-leadership of Prospex Institute’s work in top level EU research projects (e.g., SecREEts, Bioplastics Europe, SCIRT, CIMPA)

  • Co-design and co-facilitation of participatory and co-creation dialogue and engagement processes, including multi-stakeholder, in-person, digital and hybrid ones

  • Perform analyses of processes and outcomes and collaborate on further concept and tool development in these areas

Related tasks

  • Develop foresight, strategies and action plans and processes

  • Contribute to negotiation/conflict resolution processes and tools

Supporting tasks

  • Project management, project planning, guide the organisation and implementation of projects and processes

  • Team and quality management, ensuring quality delivery and guiding junior and other consultants in their activities

  • Networking and alliance building, contribution to proposal development and writing

  • Participation in project meetings and events across Europe



Degree and experience

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

  • Work experience for 10-15 years

  • Experience with EU research & innovation programmes/projects an asset


Knowledge and interests

  • Significant applied knowledge in the field of circular economy

  • Applied knowledge of dialogue, engagement processes and methods, and ideally negotiation and

    strategic processes and methods

  • Interest in a variety of topics and sectors, including but not limited to circular economy and

    research and innovation

Skills and attitudes

  • Excellent conceptual analytical skills, applied to technical, strategic and/or decision-making processes

  • Ability to design, organise and implement engagement processes, including moderation/facilitation of events

  • Skills in negotiation/conflict resolution processes and strategy development a strong asset

  • Goal- and deadline-orientation, very good organisational and project management skills, ability to work independently and as a team player

  • Demonstrated professional, open-minded and proactive, respectful and user-/customer-friendly attitude to engage with diverse individuals and groups


Language, location & travel

  • An excellent native or near native command of English and a second European language; all languages an asset

  • Ideally familiar with the Belgian/Brussels environment

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



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

  • Inclusion in international, high-level projects

  • 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

  • Appropriate remuneration


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

  • Contributing to key topics with society – for society

  • Working with top level partners across Europe and beyond

  • Believers in the value of dialogue

  • Providing an open team culture in an inspiring and positive work environment

  • Based in Brussels, Belgium, with contributors across Europe and with an international network and reach; more at



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



Your application needs to be complete and include:

  • The filled in application form

  • Your motivation letter (one-page letter)

  • Your updated CV (with biographical data and grades)

  • Copies of diplomas and certificates

  • Your expected remuneration, information on current remuneration and other relevant requests

  • A minimum of 2 references with contact details

  • Examples of your work as appropriate


In case of questions, please contact Katharina Faradsch via katharina.faradsch[at]


We look forward to hearing from you!

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.