Junior Consultant with French

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Job Location

Expiration Date

23 Oct 2018

Do you long to work in an exciting and creative environment?

Are you business minded with an interest in European / Global political affairs?

Then you are the person we are looking for!

Due to increasing client demand, HLC is launching an additional recruitment round beyond our regular summer recruitment process. We are looking for 1-2 candidates to join our growing team for a November / January start.

Harwood Levitt Consulting is a consultancy that delivers strategic counsel for political risk for both Fortune 500 companies and medium-sized organisations to create competitive advantage through public policy, advocacy and communication. We are offering a paid traineeship contract within our developing firm, with various opportunities to learn, progress and quickly take on responsibilities.

You will be taking on a dynamic role, involving hands-on experience in strategic public affairs dossiers and regular client interaction. It requires a team member who can think quickly, ensure high quality delivery, and who enjoys a strategic challenge while recognizing the importance of lunchtime dog-walking.

Specifically, the responsibilities will involve:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of client projects and campaigns
  • Drafting communications material and policy briefs
  • Media and policy analysis
  • Participating in the development of client advice through the capture and understanding of strategic brainstorms and workshops
  • Preparing, researching and supporting on new business development
  • Administrative support

The skills we are looking for include:

  • A demonstrable understanding of the business and political landscape in Europe and beyond
  • Strong writing skills, including experience in writing PowerPoint reports
  • Strong research abilities, especially media analysis and political processes
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organised
  • Proven organisational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to operate in a highly collaborative environment with multiple priorities
  • A positive “can do” attitude, excellent interpersonal & persuasive skills, and a willingness to take personal initiative and responsibility

The candidate: We are looking for a quick learner and enthusiastic self-starter with the following required qualities:

  • Master’s degree level thinking and a strong, demonstrable interest in business and political issues
  • 1 year previous experience advantageous
  • French language skills at native-speaker level
  • English language skills at native-speaker level
  • Other languages highly advantageous
  • Advanced IT skills in MS Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint; knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and WordPress an asset
  • Right to legally work in Belgium

Type of contract: 6 or 12-month ‘Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle’ under Belgian law

Remuneration: +/- €1100 per month

Starting date: November / January 2018

Applications should consist of a short motivation letter and a CV. In their letter, candidates are requested to explain what makes them different, why they would be a good fit within our team, and why they have chosen HLC. CVs should be in PDF format; no Europass CVs please.

Please send your application to jobs@harwoodlevitt.com with the title “Junior Consultant Position” in the subject line. Typos will immediately disqualify your application. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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