Working at ECFR

ECFR (The European Council on Foreign Relations) is a pan-European initiative which seeks to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent, effective and values-based European foreign policy. It has offices in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw.  About ECFR

As a registered charity employing over 60 employees across Europe we continue to strive to be innovative and at the forefront of policy discussion. We  seek to enhance our development and contribution to the ECFR vision by continuing to invest in staff that offer a strong blend of skills, experience and strong belief in the aims of the organisation.

As a career diplomat, what I appreciate in my working at ECFR is the time spent on forward thinking and creativity. The pan-European nature of our network and the effort to reach out to various constituencies and interlocutors also definitely help in making ECFR such a stimulating workplace.

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil – Head of Paris Office

 

Working with ECFR is like working in seven European capitals all at once. You feel connected and able to have an impact even with the simplest of tasks performed every day.

Denica Yotova – Programme Coordinator, Sofia Office

ECFR is committed to ensuring that we follow an equal opportunities recruitment process.

Jobs at ECFR

Paris | Intern, Asia & China Programme (6 month, full time position)

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European initiative which seeks to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent, effective and values-based European foreign policy. • A pan-European Council. ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over one hundred Members - politicians, decision makers, thinkers and business people from the EU's member states and candidate countries. • A physical presence in the main EU member states. ECFR, uniquely among European think-tanks, has offices in Berlin, Warsaw, London, Madrid, Paris and Sofia. Our offices are platforms for research, debate, advocacy and communications. • A distinctive research and policy development process. ECFR has brought together a team of distinguished researchers and practitioners from all over Europe to advance its objectives through innovative projects with a pan-European focus. ECFR's activities include primary research, publication of policy reports, private meetings and public debates, ‘friends of ECFR' gatherings in EU capitals and outreach to strategic media outlets. For more information: www.ecfr.eu

Applications close: 31/01/2018

Berlin | HR Manager

ECFR are seeking to recruit a HR Manager for its growing Berlin Office. You will be expected to manage all aspects of the organisations day to day and strategic HR needs including recruitment, employee relations and training & development. You will be providing professional guidance and support to Managers and staff with the organisations national offices across Europe. The Manager will support the transition of the organisation transferring its core business function from London to Berlin. The HR Manager must be able to operate independently, pro-actively and effectively across the full range of HR disciplines and be able to work with managers and colleagues at all levels across the organisation. A strong command of both English and German is essential to be successful. An understanding of German employment law is required knowledge of other European country labour laws would be an advantage.

Applications close: 12/02/2018

London | Advocacy & Events Intern

The advocacy team is seeking a new intern to work with them on the development of an events programme for the first half of 2018, as well as the organisation of its annual council meeting. The team organises 40 events a year in London and past speakers include Minister Zarif, Joseph Nye, Ruth Davidson and Emma Bonino.

Applications close: 30/01/2018

London | Communications Intern

To assist the communications team in improving the communication of ECFR’s messages to policymakers, influencers and the informed public, through traditional publications, web commentaries, the media, email and social media.

Applications close: 29/01/2018

Berlin | Senior Financial Controller

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and Operations and working closely with the Senior Accountant and staff in our pan european offices, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the delivery of business-focused and meaningful financial data and analysis. You will be operating and maintaining efficient financial systems and processes to support managers across the group to fulfil their financial management responsibilities. The Senior Financial Controller will demonstrate relevant and proven experience in a busy, small to medium sized, multinational environment. The successful candidate must be able to operate independently, pro-actively and effectively with the ability to work with colleagues at all levels.

Applications close: 05/02/2018

Berlin | Senior Accountant

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and Operations and working closely with the Senior Financial Controller and staff in our pan European offices, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for all day to day accounting requirements including financial record keeping, reconciliations, closing the books and reporting support. Operating and maintaining efficient financial systems and processes you shall also oversee day-to-day cash management and ensure statutory compliance. The Senior Accountant will demonstrate relevant and proven experience in a busy office environment, working within a small to medium sized, multinational culture. The successful candidate must be able to operate independently, pro-actively and effectively with the ability to work with colleagues at all levels.

Applications close: 05/02/2018

Jobs

Applications to ECFR should include a one page cover letter and a CV not exceeding two pages.

Current Opportunities:

Berlin | HR Manager

ECFR are seeking to recruit a HR Manager for its growing Berlin Office. You will be expected to manage all aspects of the organisations day to day and strategic HR needs including recruitment, employee relations and training & development. You will be providing professional guidance and support to Managers and staff with the organisations national offices across Europe. The Manager will support the transition of the organisation transferring its core business function from London to Berlin. The HR Manager must be able to operate independently, pro-actively and effectively across the full range of HR disciplines and be able to work with managers and colleagues at all levels across the organisation. A strong command of both English and German is essential to be successful. An understanding of German employment law is required knowledge of other European country labour laws would be an advantage.

Applications close: 12/02/2018

Berlin | Senior Financial Controller

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and Operations and working closely with the Senior Accountant and staff in our pan european offices, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the delivery of business-focused and meaningful financial data and analysis. You will be operating and maintaining efficient financial systems and processes to support managers across the group to fulfil their financial management responsibilities. The Senior Financial Controller will demonstrate relevant and proven experience in a busy, small to medium sized, multinational environment. The successful candidate must be able to operate independently, pro-actively and effectively with the ability to work with colleagues at all levels.

Applications close: 05/02/2018

Berlin | Senior Accountant

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and Operations and working closely with the Senior Financial Controller and staff in our pan European offices, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for all day to day accounting requirements including financial record keeping, reconciliations, closing the books and reporting support. Operating and maintaining efficient financial systems and processes you shall also oversee day-to-day cash management and ensure statutory compliance. The Senior Accountant will demonstrate relevant and proven experience in a busy office environment, working within a small to medium sized, multinational culture. The successful candidate must be able to operate independently, pro-actively and effectively with the ability to work with colleagues at all levels.

Applications close: 05/02/2018

Fellowships

ECFR runs an Fellowship prospects in its various offices across Europe.

Candidates should possess a sound knowledge of International Relations, Politics, European Studies or other related disciplines, preferably with a proven understanding of EU institutions.

Current Fellowship Opportunities:

At present ECFR do not have any Fellowship opportunities, please continue to view our website for any updates.

Internships

The European Council on Foreign Relations runs a internship scheme in its offices. The role varies, but may include research assistance, administrative tasks and organisational work. The duration of the internships varies from 3 to 6 months. Candidates should be students in International Relations, Politics, European Studies or other related disciplines, preferably with a proven understanding of EU institutions, office skills and languages. They should be fluent in English and the national language of the office to which they are applying. The scheme is unpaid but we do make a modest contribution towards travel and other expenses. All internship opportunities will be advertised on this website and interested candidates should send their applications directly to the relevant office.

Current Intern Opportunities:

Paris | Intern, Asia & China Programme (6 month, full time position)

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is a pan-European initiative which seeks to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent, effective and values-based European foreign policy. • A pan-European Council. ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over one hundred Members - politicians, decision makers, thinkers and business people from the EU's member states and candidate countries. • A physical presence in the main EU member states. ECFR, uniquely among European think-tanks, has offices in Berlin, Warsaw, London, Madrid, Paris and Sofia. Our offices are platforms for research, debate, advocacy and communications. • A distinctive research and policy development process. ECFR has brought together a team of distinguished researchers and practitioners from all over Europe to advance its objectives through innovative projects with a pan-European focus. ECFR's activities include primary research, publication of policy reports, private meetings and public debates, ‘friends of ECFR' gatherings in EU capitals and outreach to strategic media outlets. For more information: www.ecfr.eu

Applications close: 31/01/2018

London | Advocacy & Events Intern

The advocacy team is seeking a new intern to work with them on the development of an events programme for the first half of 2018, as well as the organisation of its annual council meeting. The team organises 40 events a year in London and past speakers include Minister Zarif, Joseph Nye, Ruth Davidson and Emma Bonino.

Applications close: 30/01/2018

London | Communications Intern

To assist the communications team in improving the communication of ECFR’s messages to policymakers, influencers and the informed public, through traditional publications, web commentaries, the media, email and social media.

Applications close: 29/01/2018