Research Assistant, Mission of Japan to the European Union

The Mission of Japan to the EU is looking for a Research Assistant to join its Press and Public Diplomacy Section. The starting date for the position is foreseen for mid-July 2020.

Main Duties:
• Monitor and research key policy debates in the EU on issues relevant to the Mission’s work.
• Compile clear, concise and informative reports on meetings and events in Brussels – e.g. European Parliament plenary sessions and committee meetings, think tank events, conferences, etc.
• Research and draft articles, speeches and correspondence in English.
• Proofread English language texts.
• Compile weekly updates on various topics.

Other Tasks:
• Liaise with MEP offices and external actors to support the Mission’s activities.
• Overall support to the Head of the Press and Public Diplomacy Section e.g. conducting general administrative tasks, writing/sending letters and emails,
• Assist with organisation of events within the Mission.
• Carry out other general administrative tasks as requested.

• Master’s degree or equivalent.
• A sound knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and the decision-making process at EU level.
• Relevant experience with a demonstrated ability in research, analysis, and documentation; professional experience in EU institutions, particularly the European Parliament, would be an asset.
• Excellent drafting and editing skills with a strong attention to detail.
• English native speaker with advanced level of French
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
• Ability to legally work in the EU.

Application Process:
Please email your CV and cover letter (one page) with subject line in the format “Research Assistant_Last Name” to:

Application deadline: 5 June 2020.
Starting date: Mid-July 2020.