The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is looking for an entrepreneurial professional to join its Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme and contribute to the Centre’s policy analysis, dialogue, networking and independent knowledge brokerage.
ECDPM wants to recruit a bright, motivated and flexible candidate who is excited at the prospect of working in a dynamic and fast pace ‘think and do’ tank. To be the ideal candidate:
More details on required competencies and experience can be found below.
ECDPM is a “think and do tank”. Our main goal is to broker effective partnerships between the European Union and low income countries, especially Africa. ECDPM promotes inclusive and sustainable forms of development and cooperates with public and private sector organisations to better manage international relations. In a non-partisan way, the centre supports the reform of policies and institutions in both Europe and low income countries. ECDPM boasts an extensive network of relations there, including multilateral institutions, international centres of excellence and a broad range of state and non-state organisations. www.ecdpm.org
ECDPM’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme overall aim is to facilitate and inform a process of change and economic reforms in the countries and regions of Africa, favouring a sustainable economic transformation, industrialisation, integration and financing agenda as set down by African actors themselves. The programme seeks to contribute to a more inclusive, better informed policy dialogue between the public and private sector on economic transformation dynamics at the local, national, regional, continental and international levels. Our work is centred around the key issues of trade and regional integration, private sector for development, extractive resources and linkages, innovative financing for development and domestic resource mobilisation and industrialisation. We put great emphasis on the governance and political economy of reforms, including public-private relations and financing instruments, accountability and legitimacy, in the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to the work of ECDPM’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme.
She/he will be required to:
Required competencies and experience
The Policy Officer is a full team member of the programme and reports to the Head of Programme or another member of ECDPM Programme Management depending on specific projects. Taking into account specific personal qualities and experience, and in accordance with the needs of the ECDPM’s other programmes, other activities may be assigned to her or his portfolio as well.
ECDPM offers a motivation and inspirational working environment, your entrepreneurial personality is highly appreciated and you create your own success within the position and the Centre. This post is based in the Maastricht office of ECDPM with frequent travel to Brussels, and some international travel.
Our primary conditions are based on the Dutch BBRA scaling. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities. We offer a generous package of secondary employee benefits.
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