Job vacancy: Project manager in Brussels

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung's Brussels Office is looking for a Project Manager (full-time, on a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2021) to work in Brussels, ideally starting on 1 January 2020.

Who are we?

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is a German political foundation that operates both nationally and internationally. It is committed to the thought and action of the socialist activist Rosa Luxemburg whose name it bears. We work to promote peace, democracy, social justice and democratic socialism.
The foundation's Brussels Office focuses on critically monitoring European Union (EU) policy and contributing to the development of alternative strategies for European integration.
We are looking for a Project Manager to support our activities.

Field of duty

As a Project Manager in our Brussels Office, you will work independently on a range of issues spanning industrial policy, trade union policy, Just Transition and, in particular, the development and transformation of the European automotive industry. Among other things, this will involve conducting critical analyses of economic, trade and industrial policy issues in this area and assisting with the search for new and equitable forms of mobility. You will help us build and support networks of experts and activists from various countries, thereby contributing to the development of alternative policy blueprints for Europe.

Your responsibilities as a Project Manager will include

  • Undertaking the planning (content and organisational aspects), implementation, evaluation and financial management of events;
  • Supervising and bringing out publications focusing on the European automotive industry and mobility, industrial policy and trade union policy;
  • Compiling reports and comprehensive documentation for events as well as materials and articles for publicity purposes;
  • Cooperating with institutions, non-governmental organisations and other partners of the Brussels Office;
  • Working with partners to produce studies on employment-related political issues, including administrative implementation and comprehensive documentation.

Our requirements

  • Relevant academic background;
  • Very good knowledge of the EU, its institutions and current political debates as well as its economic and political development, experience in project management and event organisation, especially in cooperation with NGOs, political parties, parliamentary groups, social movements and other political/policy and civil society stakeholders;
  • Very good spoken and written knowledge of English and German and ideally also good knowledge of French;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Identification with the values represented by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung;
  • Intercultural competence, organisational and communication skills and the ability to work in a team;
  • An ability to get to grips quickly with new subject matter;
  • Experience of international cooperation outside Europe would be an asset.

You are highly committed and willing to learn new things. You enjoy communicating with our partners and with parliamentarians and government agencies around the world as well as managing or supporting projects throughout Europe.

What we offer you

  • A diverse role with great potential for creativity and development, giving you the chance to experience something new every day;
  • The opportunity to work in an international environment;
  • A salary commensurate with similar positions in Brussels.

How to apply

Please email your detailed job application in English or German by 5 December 2019 to:

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Brussels Office
Andreas Thomsen, Director of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office

Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged.

– The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is an equal opportunities employer. –

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