Our Technology & Society programme is examining the impact of disruptive technologies on the economy and society in Central Europe and beyond. It creates policy recommendations and strategies in the area of digital economy and innovation policy, both on national and EU level. By generating solutions for technology-driven challenges and engaging in public-private collaboration, the programme contributes to shaping the digital transformation of Europe. The programme focuses on innovation in CEE, digital infrastructure, impact of disruptive technology, big tech regulation, and data governance.
Job description and responsibilities
Policy Design, Research and Representation
Defines and shapes research and policy agenda that focuses on relevant policy issues
Conducts original, policy-informing research in the field of expertise and related areas
Writes and edits expert publications
· Commissions, supervise and edits research from external fellows and other contributors
· Writes op-eds, blogs, commentary, and other media outputs in the field of expertise and relate areas
Develops and maintains relations and partnerships with relevant external stakeholders and partners – other think tanks, institutions, government representatives, thought leaders
Creates networks of fellows
Represents the programme and the organization at events (conferences, forums, roundtables, and other)
Delivers briefings in the field of expertise to relevant stakeholders (government representatives, business stakeholders, expert communities, and other)
Convenes private and public roundtables to communicate the relevant research agenda and findings
Comments for media and advocates expert positions
Collaborates with Communication Team to create and execute promotion strategies for research products
Advocates the mission, vision and values of the organization
Advises on the development of related streams and topics at GLOBSEC Strategic Forums
Contributes to defining strategic direction of the organization
Designs and develops funding proposals and partnerships with key institutional and corporate partners
Develops relations with private and public donors
With the help of the programme manager/fellows, conceives new funding opportunities and identifies potential funders with the goal of ensuring that adequate funds are available to permit the programme’s activities to achieve the strategic goals
Leadership and Team Management
Oversees and mentors support staff (programme manager/assistant, researchers in the programme)
Manages and guides associate fellows
Personality requirements and skills
A candidate is required to have at least 4-5 years of experience in academia, think-tank, or public sector
University education (at least Master’s degree in an area related to the research agenda)
High level of research/analytical skills supported by sound results
Active participation and networking in the area of expertise (on personal and institutional level)
Proficiency in written and spoken communication in English is required
Proven track record in writing and editing expert publications
Ability to work collegially with staff and other experts
Experience in speaking at international events and commenting for media
Understanding of team and project management
Brief description of the organisation
GLOBSEC is a global think-tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world.
The international environment is becoming less predictable and more complex. Technological innovation is quickly disrupting the old frameworks of economies, societies and political order. Our 55 people strong international team helps to provide a better understanding of global trends and their consequences for society, economy, security. We generate new ideas and drive change for a more stable, prosperous and sustainable world, by:
· Conducting world-class research and political insight into major threats and risks to our society.
· Driving change by engaging esteemed policy-makers and senior leaders from different sectors in our policy initiatives.
· Putting together leaders and stakeholders from multiple sectors at the right time in one place.
In an interconnected world, GLOBSEC stimulates public-private dialogue to shape agendas for the future. With global ambitions in mind, and building on its Central European legacy, GLOBSEC seeks to contribute to agendas which are critical for Europe. GLOBSEC acts in the spirit of European values and international cooperation.