CASE- Center for Social and Economic Research Vacancy: Junior Project Manager - Warsaw, Poland

CASE- Center for Social and Economic Research Vacancy: Junior Project Manager - Warsaw, Poland
CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research is an independent, non-profit institute founded on the idea that research-based policy-making is vital for the economic welfare of societies. Established in Warsaw in 1991, CASE today is an internationally renowned think-tank drawing on the talents of prominent economists and driving the creation of a network of partner institutions in transition countries. CASE carries out policy-oriented research and development assistance projects, specializing in economic policy, European integration and global economic trends.

CASE is now seeking a Junior Project Manager to develop and manage proposals, implement and administrate projects, and manage relationships with major donors.

The main tasks include:
  • Writing project proposals, including inputs into editing of the scientific components of proposals and direct responsibility for non-scientific elements, 
  • Coordinating the preparation and timely submission of research proposals,
  • Tracking project applications and soliciting reasoning for unsuccessful tenders,
  • Managing project budgets, ensuring timely and within-budget delivery of all project deliverables and activities,
  • Coordinating input from team members and CASE staff for reports to funders on project activities (narrative and financial) and ensure timely submission to donors,
  • Working with other members of CASE staff to determine a dissemination strategy for each project,
  • Developing the network of grant-making organizations, identifying and targeting potential public-sector clients, identifying key contact points in all funding institutions and maintaining regular contacts with them,
  • Updating and maintaining a database of CASE experts and research projects,
  • Identifying opportunities to increase efficiency of CASE project management process.
Desired profile:
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Political Science or equivalent, 
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to professional economic research and analysis,
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills appropriate for a highly multi-tasked, fast-paced, multinational environment,
  • Previous experience (at least one year) in developing bids within the European public institutions, such as EC and ECB (incl. budgeting),
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, experience in drafting documents such as proposals, reports, project plans and memos,
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills,
  • Fluency in English required; Fluency in Polish and additional language skills are highly desirable,
  • Polish citizenship not required (work and residency permits will be arranged).
Starting date: as soon as possible
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter with the subject title “Junior Project Manager” to by July 31, 2014.

Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.