The Institute of International and European Affairs, a leading independent think-tank based in Dublin, Ireland, is seeking a full-time economic policy researcher. The researcher will report to the Director of Research as part of a research team.
The researcher will provide expert level policy analysis on the European political economy including, but not limited to:
• New political/ economic developments in the euro zone and in the international economy;
• Policy actions and proposals by institutions such as the European Commission, European Parliament, the ECB and other agencies, and in key member states;
• Developments in economic governance and financial regulatory reform;
The main responsibilities of this position include:
• Monitor significant economic policy developments in Europe and internationally.
• Producing regular briefing notes on the European policy developments; contributing to IIEA publications and reports;
• Tracking all developments in this policy area (including themes such as future of EMU, economic governance and fiscal rules, monetary policy, banking union, capital markets union, insurance, taxation policy, regulation, fintech etc.) by collating and analysing information from various sources;
• Organise keynote addresses, workshops and conferences with high-level policy makers and thought-leaders as part of the IIEA’s front of house Finance and Economic events programme;
• Oversee and minuting meetings of relevant working groups (The Economists Group and the Economic Governance Group) and supporting the group chairs and members as necessary
• Supporting the group chairs and their members;
• Liaising with relevant government departments and relevant organisations in Dublin and elsewhere
• Maintaining the Economics and Finance Web Page on the IIEA website.
• 1st class or high 2.1 post-graduate degree in related field such as Economics, Political Economy, or European Studies;
• 2 Years work experience in related field preferable;
• Excellent research and analytical skills;
• Excellent writing skills;
• Attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency; editing and proofing skills;
• Ability to multitask and strong organisational skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with high-level dignitaries.
The placement will be for an initial period of one year (with three months probationary period) with a view to extending it for a further one to two years based on an annual review. The salary is negotiable depending on experience. Please state your availability in your cover letter.
Applications will be processed upon receipt. The initial deadline for applications is Friday 18 August 2017. Interviews will take place throughout the month of August. We will only be able to respond to successful applicants. If short-listed, applicants should expect to be invited to an interview at the IIEA.To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line “Economic Policy Researcher – Application” to Fionnuala Keane at firstname.lastname@example.org.