Research Assistant

Mission of Japan to the EU
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    May 21

Position description

The Mission of Japan to the EU is looking for a Research Assistant to join its Press and Public Diplomacy Section. The starting date for the position is foreseen for mid-July 2020.

Main Duties:

  • Monitor and research key policy debates in the EU on issues relevant to the Mission’s work;
  • Compile clear, concise and informative reports on meetings and events in Brussels - e.g. European Parliament plenary sessions and committee meetings, think tank events, conferences, etc.;
  • Research and draft articles, speeches and correspondence in English;
  • Proofread English language texts;
  • Compile weekly updates on various topics.

Other Tasks:

  • Liaise with MEP offices and external actors to support the Mission’s activities;
  • Overall support to the Head of the Press and Public Diplomacy Section e.g. conducting general administrative tasks, writing/sending letters and emails;
  • Assist with organisation of events within the Mission;
  • Carry out other general administrative tasks as requested.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent;
  • A sound knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and the decision-making process at EU level;
  • Relevant experience with a demonstrated ability in research, analysis, and documentation; professional experience in EU institutions, particularly the European Parliament, would be an asset;
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • English native speaker with advanced level of French;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.);
  • Ability to legally work in the EU.

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