Referee/scientific officer

Job Category

Job Location

Expiration Date

12 Nov 2020

Job offer

                                          The European office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Brussels is looking for a                                             

referee/scientific officer for the competence center "Work of the Future"

from November 1st, 2020.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is an independent and non-profit organization that is committed to the ideas and basic values of social democracy and the labor movement.

The competence center "Work of the Future" is dedicated to the challenges that arise from the upheavals in the world of work in the course of the so-called "Digital Transformation". Its core concern is to identify and develop progressive policy proposals for the structural change that is taking place.

The European and worldwide network of FES enables dialogue on political, economic, social and environmental issues not only between Germany and Europe and within Europe, but also between Europe and the world. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - as a dialogue, education and consulting agency - is doing justice to its special role as a “political network organization” for and with various European institutions.

Areas of responsibility

  • Planning, implementation, evaluation and follow-up of dialogue - , information and consulting programs and training, particularly with the topic "Work of the Future"                
  • Writing short analyzes                
  • Reporting on political projects and upcoming actions by ETUC, ITUC and their affiliates                
  • Networking with European and international trade unions and the scientific community                
  • Accompanying high profile visitors and delegations


  • University degree in economics and / or social sciences                
  • Outstanding analytic skills
  • In- depth knowledge of the European institutions and their history                
  • Good knowledge of the topic of digitization or "work of the future"                
  • Experience in project - and event management / - design                
  • Great teamwork and negotiating skills                
  • Very good knowledge of German and / or English written and spoken is required, good knowledge of the respective other language desirable                
  • Experience in trade union organizations or their environment

We offer

  • Full-time position                     
  • Adequate pay according to Belgian law                     
  • International political work environment                     
  • Permanent employment                     
  • Appropriate professional development opportunities          

Please send your complete application documents (including certificates) by email by October 30, 2020 to:

If you have any questions about the application, please call us on +32 470 400 340.

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