Network and Research Manager, Forum New Economy

European Climate Foundation Berlin, Stadt Germany Programme Management

Company Description

About the Forum New Economy

The Forum New Economy is a Berlin-based platform launched in October 2019 with the aim to promote new answers to fundamental economic challenges such as inequality, financial instability, and climate change. In order to develop a new overall paradigm the platform brings together innovative leading academics with policy-makers and a broader public in Germany and beyond. This aim is being pursued through the commissioning of studies and papers, as well as via the organisation of workshops, meetings, and public events.

The Forum works as an autonomous organisation under the legal entity of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). It is also supported by the OECD, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), DIW Berlin, OFCE Paris, the Mercator Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, as well as by a high-level group of academic partners including Nobel laureates. Its main activities are to hold events, commission papers and entertain a website reflecting basic knowledge on innovative economic concepts and their practical applications.

The Forum is run by a Berlin-based secretariat in which six full-time staff members are working in a highly dynamic team at the frontier between new economic thinking and policymaking.



Position

About the role

The Network and Research Manager will refresh and maintain the Forum’s strategy regarding its relations with funders, research partners as well as political actors and the media. The chosen candidate will also help to bring forward the Forum’s overall strategy and contribute to its research program on today’s main economic challenges. The selected candidate will work full-time in Berlin and report to the Forum's Director.

Key responsibilities

Networking/representation

  • Collaborate with the Director in building and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders of the Forum with a strong focus on Berlin and Germany, as well as in Europe and overseas

  • Foster and lead strategy to increase the involvement of relevant stakeholders from politics, media, and academia
  • Represent the Forum and its mission at events, incl. occasional lectures and talks on relevant topics

Fundraising and operative management

  • Collaborate with the Director in defining the Forum’s fundraising strategy
  • Drive and execute the fundraising strategy to develop and sustain medium- and long-term funding
  • Strengthen the Forum’s partnerships and relationships to key donors

Programme strategy

  • Collaborate with the Director in developing and implementing the Forum’s strategy and focus
  • Contribute to the Forum’s research agenda and policy work, in close collaboration with the entire team and external researchers/project managers, where applicable

Requirements

Experience and competencies

  • At least five to seven years of work experience in applied economics, economic policy or macroeconomic empirical research, or as policy advisor

  • Excellent knowledge of the discussions around globalisation, financial markets, fiscal policy, inequality, climate and energy

  • Excellent understanding of the German policy making / political scene including an existing network

  • Sound knowledge of new approaches in economics and economic policy

  • Experience working in a think tank or comparable organisation, preferably with management responsibility; extensive connections to relevant funding and other partners are an additional asset

  • Fluent in German and English (both spoken and written); other foreign languages are an asset

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure, take initiative and be a creative problem-solver

  • Ability to convene people from different political and economic backgrounds

  • Readiness to travel as needed

Other information

What we offer

  • An intellectually challenging position that will allow the chosen candidate to be part of a highly exciting and politically relevant challenge

  • An excellent work atmosphere in the heart of Berlin

  • A competitive salary

Location

Berlin

How to apply

Please upload your CV and a short cover letter. Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for the work location in case applicable.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.


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