Analyst Consultant in Green Economy

Technopolis Group

Technopolis

Position description

One of the priority areas for growth at Technopolis Group is the green economy. For more than a decade we have been constantly expanding our expertise in this area and providing support to policymakers in promoting eco-innovation, circular economy, resource efficiency, sustainable energy, clean technology, climate finance, smart cities, and business sustainability, where expertise lies at the crossroads between R&I policy and private sector development through better design of policy measures, better monitoring, engagement of industrial players, consumers, and citizens. We are now looking to recruit a motivated and experienced specialist to join our Brussels team as an Analyst Consultant.

About Technopolis

Founded in 1989, Technopolis Group is an independent research and consultancy company, European leader in providing strategic policy advice to public sector institutions at the regional, national, and international levels (such as the European Commission) – as well as to third sector organisations, public-private partnerships and research organisations.

Our broad range of research and consultancy services includes:

  • Policy research including comparative policy research at multi-regional or country level;
  • Policy design, analysis, implementation, monitoring at supranational, national and regional level;
  • Evaluation of policy, programmes, initiatives, projects;
  • Sectoral studies;
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building in transition economies;
  • Stakeholder engagement;
  • Programme management;
  • Management of transnational policy learning and monitoring platforms.

In addition to Green economy, our Group is active in the areas of R&I, Health, Higher Education, Digital economy, Industry and entrepreneurship, Regional and urban development, and open science.

We have grown steadily over the past 30 years and have and a track record of over 3,500 projects. Technopolis Group has offices in seven European cities and representative offices in Colombia (Bogotà) and Ivory Coast (Abidjan). Our team of consultants brings an educational mix in a variety of policy, social, environmental science disciplines, and linguistic richness, originating from 40+countries and covering 30+ languages. For more information: www.technopolis-group.com.

Experience and skills

Applicants suitable for an Analyst Consultant position should have:

  • A Master degree in either environmental policy/management/science/engineering or related areas such as business, management, public policy, or political sciences, or communication – with specialisation and interest on sustainability topics;
  • Interest in the new developments in EU policies in the area of the transition to climate neutrality, circular economy, sustainable energy, environment, biodiversity, climate finance, as well as support actions for cities and regions, new technologies and innovations;
  • Interest in communication, stakeholder engagement, network development activities;
  • Acquainted with qualitative research methods (e.g. company interviews, case studies);
  • Positive attitude towards liaising with different stakeholders (i.e. companies, business associations, cities, cluster associations, and regional authorities);
  • Attention to detail;
  • Good coordination and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point;
  • Full proficiency of English in speaking and writing. Knowledge of any other EU language is a plus;
  • Ability to work in teams;
  • Willingness to learn about new topics and methods, and gain new skills.

Main tasks

Support in ongoing projects in the area of (but not limited to) Green economy including:

  • Conduct desk research or literature reviews on specific topics;
  • Conduct interviews with various stakeholders (industry, agencies, public sector, etc.);
  • Drafting case studies and good practices reports;
  • Support the preparation of surveys/online consultations;
  • Support communication activities (monitoring the content, drafting articles, managing online content, contacting content sources, drafting brief minutes of meetings or events, etc.);
  • Support in administrative tasks in secretariat projects (e.g. organisation of meetings and webinars).

What we offer

  • A full time, permanent position;
  • An attractive salary package with benefits including hospitalisation insurance and a pension scheme;
  • A positive working atmosphere within a team of like-minded professionals in Brussels, while also being part of a larger international Group with multiple opportunities for international cooperation;
  • Good opportunities for career progression, from both a content perspective (thought leaders, methodological specialists) and in the areas of business development and company leadership;
  • Opportunity to become shareholder at Principal Consultant/Partner level.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons with a residency and work permit in Belgium.

Application instructions

Applications should be sent to [email protected] (reference: GA0623) and include a cover letter and an Europass-style CV.

Application deadline: 30 June 2023. Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should  have the EU citizenship  or a  valid work permit  to apply.

 

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