Policy Director of Programme for GLOBSEC Policy Institute - global NGO


Place of work
Polus Tower II, Vajnorská, Nové Mesto
Contract type
trade licence
Start date
Wage (gross)
2 500 EUR/monthWe carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

GLOBSEC Policy Institute is looking for Policy Directors to lead the development of our programmes in: National Security Programme, Defence Programme, Strategic Communication Programme
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 filed 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, 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 external fellows

Employee perks, benefits

• Working in young, dynamic and international team
• Working in one of the most influential non-governmental institutions in Europe
• Development through formal and informal channels
• Participation in international conferences

Information about the selection process

If your profile meets all our requirements and you find this position matching your career ambitions, please send us your CV together with motivation letter to [email protected] .

We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates. Thank you for understanding.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

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
• Residence in or relocation to Bratislava is preferred. Possibility to reside in Vienna, Budapest, or Prague but with the need for regular travel to Bratislava.


Brief description of the company

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. GLOBSEC 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.

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

Vajnorská 100/B
831 03 Bratislava
ID: 3815808  Dátum zverejnenia: 27.1.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 500 EUR/month