Programme Manager for GLOBSEC Policy Institute - Global NGO


Place of work
Polus Tower II, Vajnorská, Nové Mesto
Contract type
full-time, trade licence
Start date
Wage (gross)
1 700 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

The main responsibility of Programme Manager is design, implementation, and management of projects and initiatives within the relevant programme substantiated by and grounded in policy-relevant research.
Open vacancies:
• Programme Manager for National Security Programme
• Programme Manager for Defence Programme
Main duties:
• Deciding on suitable strategies and objectives under the guidance of Programme Director
• Organizing projects and activities within the relevant programme in accordance with the mission of the organization
• Developing and managing relevant projects and initiatives
• Conducting relevant research
• Effective coordination of the programme´s projects and initiatives
• Management of the support staff when relevant (project assistant, interns)
• Management of external fellows under the guidance of the Programme Director
• Cooperation with other departments on the development of Strategic Forums
• Organisation of events related to the area of expertise, in cooperation with other departments
• Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities
• Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
• Coordinating and running events and workshops
• Reporting on programme performance to executive team and directors
• Convenes private and public roundtables to communicate the relevant research agenda and findings
• Development of partnerships with key institutional and corporate partners
• Ensuring that adequate funds are available to permit the programme’s activities to achieve the strategic goals
• Identification and realization of fundraising opportunities and coordination with the Corporate and Strategic Relations Department and under the guidance of the Programme Director
• Writing and submitting project proposals for funding
• Defining and adjusting of research agenda that focuses on relevant policy issues
• Writing and editing expert publications
• Providing inputs into the agenda of Strategic Forums
• Representing the programme in the media
• Representing the programme and the organization at events (conferences, forums, roundtables, and other)
• Delivering briefings in the field of expertise to relevant stakeholders (government representatives, business stakeholders, expert communities, and other)

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] .

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 2 years of experience in academia, think-tank, or public sector
• Active participation and networking in the area of expertise (on personal and institutional level)
• High level of research/analytical skills supported by sound results
• Able to manage multiple and complex tasks, and to work under pressure in a deadline-focused environment
• Proven track record in writing and editing expert publications
• Experience in speaking at international events and commenting for media
• Experience with team and project management
• Proficiency in written and spoken communication in English is required (C1 level)
• Able to work proactively and supportively within a team
• Residence in or relocation to Bratislava; knowledge of Slovak or Czech languages is of advantage


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


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ID: 3847235  Dátum zverejnenia: 13.1.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month