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Project Coordinator, Danube Tech Valley Initiative, GLOBSEC Policy Institute


Information about the position

  • Place of work: Vajnorská, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 400 EUR/month
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time, trade licence

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Danube Tech Valley, a flagship initiative by GLOBSEC, is a platform enabling bottom-up cross border interactions and initiatives by diverse stake holders in the Danube region ranging from local and regional governments, research institutes and universities to start-ups and corporations. The main goal is to support and accelerate the innovation potential of the Danube region through cross border cooperation and by delivering tangible results.

Job description, responsibilities and duties
Main duties
• Coordinating relevant projects and activities
• Identifying and engaging with stakeholders to achieve the goals of the initiative
• Contributing to policy relevant research in the area of expertise
• Organizing projects and activities within the initiative in accordance with the mission of the organization
• Effective coordination and administration of projects and initiatives
• Cooperation with other departments on the development of Strategic Forums
• Organisation of events related to the area of expertise, in cooperation with other departments
• Development and control of deadlines, budgets and activities
• Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
• Coordinating and running events and workshops
• Convening of private and public roundtables to communicate the relevant research agenda and findings
• Writing and editing expert publications
• Providing inputs into the agenda of Strategic Forums
• Representing the initiative at events (conferences, forums, roundtables, and other)
• Delivering briefings in the field of expertise to relevant stakeholders (government representatives, business stakeholders, expert communities, and other)
• Development of partnerships with key institutional and corporate partners
• Ensuring that adequate funds are available to permit the programme’s activities to achieve strategic goals
• Identification and realization of fundraising opportunities and coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Team
• Writing and submission of project proposals for funding

• Residence in or relocation to Bratislava; remote work with travel to Bratislava can be negotiated

Employee perks, benefits

- Working in a young, dynamic, and international team
- Working in one of the most influential think tanks in Europe
- Possibility of career development through formal and informal channels
- Opportunity to contribute to ideas shaping the world

Information about the selection process

If your profile meets all our requirements and you find this position matching your career ambitions, please send us your CV together with a motivation letter to [email protected] .

We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates. Thank you for understanding.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

International relations, political science, European studies, economics, or a related area is an advantage.

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or Slovak - Proficiency (C2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Word - Skillful
Microsoft Excel - Skillful
Microsoft PowerPoint - Skillful

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• A candidate is required to have at least 2 years of experience in think-tank, research institutions, relevant areas of business or public sector
• University education
• Active participation and networking in the area of expertise (on personal and institutional level)
• High level of research/analytical skills supported by sound results
• Able to manage multiple and complex tasks, and to work under pressure in a deadline-focused environment
• Experience with project coordination
• Proficiency in written and spoken communication in English is required (C1 level) as well as in at least 1 language of the Danube region countries
• Able to work proactively and supportively within a team
• Residence in or relocation to Bratislava; remote work with travel to Bratislava can be negotiated


Brief description of the company

GLOBSEC is a global think-tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world.

The international environment is becoming less predictable and more complex. Technological innovation is quickly disrupting the old frameworks of economies, societies and political order. GLOBSEC helps to provide a better understanding of global trends and their consequences for society, economy, security. We generate new ideas and drive change for a more stable, prosperous and sustainable world, by:

• Conducting world-class research and political insight into major threats and risks to our society.
• Driving change by engaging esteemed policy-makers and senior leaders from different sectors in our policy initiatives.
• Putting together leaders and stakeholders from multiple sectors at the right time in one place.

In an interconnected world, GLOBSEC stimulates public-private dialogue to shape agendas for the future. With global ambitions in mind, and building on its Central European legacy, GLOBSEC seeks to contribute to agendas which are critical for Europe. GLOBSEC acts in the spirit of European values and international cooperation.

Number of employees

50-99 employees