Research Analysis Trainee

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party) is the European liberal party composed of more than 60 member parties from more than 30 European countries. Its members share the common belief that freedom is key to the development of the individual and is core to the protection of civil liberties and free markets. ALDE Party works with its members throughout Europe to strengthen liberal democrat parties and policies and to engage effectively with European citizens.

The Brussels-based Secretariat supports the activities of the ALDE Party, organizes its meetings, manages its external communication, provides strategic consultancy and organizational development, facilitates European policy development and networking amongst liberal parties.

To support our work, we are now seeking a Brussels based:

Research Analysis Trainee

Research plays a critical role in political life. Making insights from public opinion and elections available and understandable for political-decision-making is a key priority for political parties. To accelerate the modernisation of European politics and to further grow the abilities of the ALDE Party Secretariat we are hiring a Research Analysis Trainee to join the Research & Empowerment team, based in Brussels.


The main responsibilities of the position are:

  1. Supporting regular European wide quantitative and qualitative studies through research design, programming, data analysis.
  2. Drafting of briefings and presentations for political decision-makers.
  3. Independently managing analysis tasks and providing insight and summaries based on data in publicly available sources.
  4. Assist in the organisation of workshops and training seminars.


We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Strong quantitative abilities and experience with the statistical programming language R
  • Particularly, experience creating reports using R Markdown, while not a requirement, would be a strong asset
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical audiences
  • Experience with research design and statistical methods
  • Practical experience with quantitative survey design and analysis would be considered a strong asset
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) and both an eye for detail and necessary focus on in-depth analytical work. The knowledge of a second language is an asset
  • A deep understanding of European politics and party politics is desirable. An affiliation with liberal values and prior campaign experience would be an asset
  • Good communication skill and experience working in a multi-national environment.


The ALDE Party is a registered European political Party and its Staff is working in the frame of employee contracts submitted to Belgian Law.


The Research Analysis Trainee will be based in Brussels. To apply, please send a CV (without headshot) and letter of motivation to [email protected] by Friday, 14 July, mentioning the vacancy reference “Research Analysis Trainee” and your first and second names in the subject line. Interviews will be held by end of July.


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