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Associate Analyst: Transatlantic relations/EU-NATO relations

Ref.: EUISS (2023) TEMP/SEC 03

Status: Temporary Staff Member OR appointment by secondment

Place of employment: Paris

Starting date: As soon as possible


The successful candidate will receive a monthly salary of €4.296,29 per month, subject to national taxes and social insurance. For a secondment, the salary will remain as determined (and paid) by the current employer plus a daily allowance of €110,40 paid by the EUISS.


The successful candidate will be offered a 2-year contract or secondment.

Job description

The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is the EU Agency that analyses foreign, security and defence policy issues. With its Headquarters in Paris and a Liaison Office in Brussels, it acts as an interface between European policy experts and decision-makers at all levels.

The EUISS seeks to hire an Associate Analyst who will report to the Director and join a highly qualified and motivated team engaged in providing relevant expertise to both EU/national officials – through publications, seminars and other activities. The expert will work on transatlantic relations as well as EU-NATO relations, covering the full range of security challenges

Main responsibilities

  • Monitoring trends and policy developments related to EU-US relations as well as the broader transatlantic relationship (North and South);
  • Authoring and commissioning high-quality, forward-looking analyses, with clear policy recommendations for key EU actors (the EEAS, EU member states, the European Commission and others) ;
  • Organising events and meetings designed to disseminate EUISS research and analysis, as well as to inform decision-makers;
  • Supporting the broader range EUISS activities through analytical, written and verbal contributions;
  • Representing the Institute within Europe and abroad, participating in relevant meetings of the EU, member states, international organisations and research institutes as required;
  • Liaising with relevant policy departments and working groups across the European Union and its member states working on the United States, Canada and the wider transatlantic community.
  • Travelling on a regular basis, as required.

Eligibility criteria

On the closing date for applications, candidates must fulfil all the following conditions:

  • Be a national of a member state of the European Union who enjoys full rights as a citizen attested by a recent extract from judicial records and/or certificate of good conduct;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by national law on military service;
  • Be physically fit to perform the required duties.


  • A Master’s degree, preferably in the field of EU integration, security studies, conflict studies, political science,  international relations or a related field from a university or other institution of higher learning of recognised standing.

Professional experience

  • Minimum of three years of professional work experience with a research, governmental, academic, or educational institution, acquired after having obtained a Master’s degree. A proven record of collaboration with EU institutions and bodies would be a plus;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the EU’s relationship- with the United States, Canada and the wider transatlantic community as well as EU-NATO relations;
  • Excellent knowledge of the European Union, its institutions and policies, especially in the area of foreign and security policy;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, including the ability to identify and distil complex policy issues and propose viable reforms and solutions;
  • Well-developed communication and drafting skills, with a demonstrated ability to write and present effectively to policy audiences;
  • A record of policy-focused publications in the relevant fields;
  • Proven ability to under pressure and to deliver high-quality results within tight deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment as a team member as well as independently;
  • High professional values and standards characterised by objectivity, analytical rigour, integrity, and confidentiality.


  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills, as well as satisfactory knowledge of at least one other EU language.


The candidate awarded the position will have the status of either temporary staff member or seconded expert. Applicants must state their preference.

All interested candidates must complete the online application form, and attach:

  • A detailed CV in English (with a clear indication of educational attainment and professional experience);
  • A list of publications;
  • Two writing samples of policy-relevant publications in English;
  • A cover letter in English addressed to the EUISS Director;
  • If applying for a secondment, a letter of sponsorship from the current employer addressed to the Director.

Applications received by email, fax or post will not be considered. Only correctly and fully completed applications will be accepted.

NB Regarding applications for the position under the status of secondment: in accordance with the rules applicable to secondments to the EUISS, a person seconded to the Institute remains in the service of their current employer and continues to be paid their salary by that employer. Therefore, in order to be considered in the selection process, candidates for a secondment to the advertised position must be sponsored by their current employer. Confirmation is required in the form of a letter of sponsorship addressed to the Institute by the closing date for the receipt of applications (and in any case not later than the recruitment date). In the absence of such sponsorship, candidates can only be offered the position under the status of temporary staff member.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 22 December 2023, 12:00 CET.

The Selection Board, chaired by the Director of the EUISS, will screen the applications and establish a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed.

Following the interviews, the successful candidate will be offered a contract of two years with a four-month probationary period (or a secondment for a period of up to two years).

All applicants will be informed of the results of their application by the end of the procedure.

The EUISS is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation.

Any questions related to this selection procedure have to be submitted to EUISS Human Resources via the online contact form and indicating the reference of the vacancy notice.

The processing of personal data by the EUISS is governed by Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 and Decision N° 1247/2002/EC. By submitting an application, the applicant consents to the processing of the personal data contained in the application form and the supporting documents enclosed therewith, in the sense of Article 5.1 (a) of the Regulation. The personal data in question is collected by the EUISS for the sole purpose of this selection process.