JUNIOR CONSULTANT

Based in Barcelona, you will work full-time in quality of junior consultant. You will occasionally travel to meet our clients (once to twice a month, mostly in France).

A native French speaker, you have also a perfect working knowledge of English.

With a Master in social sciences, you are looking for the opportunity to bring your insights and methods to the world of public policy.

You will take part in our consultancy missions. As a member of project teams, you will gather evidence to build a case, do a literature review, or travel with a senior consultant to meet clients or moderate workshops. Basic knowledge of data and analysis (spreadsheet-level) would be very useful.

With high standards when it comes to writing a report, defending an argument, or looking for data, you like interactions and dialectics. We will provide the possibility for you to explore different themes and aspects of the work of a consultant and will appreciate and compensate initiative and independence. Structures are flexible here, so you shall be able to develop your profile and to move towards positions with more responsibility as you grow.

Contract

Our hiring model includes a first trial period of 6 months, the extension of which is confirmed in a feedback and assessment session. After 2 years, the contract becomes permanent from a legal point of view.

Twice a year, both salary and career development are discussed during a joint assessment session. More regular feedback sessions take place whenever the employee feels that it is useful.

Full time position (40 hours/week).

Benefit and Work Expenses
Salary depends on experience and is in line with industry standards
All work related expenses will be covered by SIRIS Academic
Workstation in a shared office + Laptop or PC Tower
Relocation/moving budget as a contribution to cover part of the related expenses
According to our internal policy, SIRIS Academic will distribute a fraction of the yearly benefits among all employees in the form of a salary bonus.

Contact
CV and cover letters to be addressed to: matthias.heuser@sirisacademic.com (+34 665 89 77 04) et solange.chavel@sirisacademic.com (+34 655 901 861).

Working at SIRIS Academic
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What? We are a consulting firm which provides strategic decision makers of the public or non- profit sector with insights, processes and tools which challenge them to think and enable them to accomplish their mission better. Our services can take many forms: a strategic or analytical report, a business intelligence exploratory or monitoring tool, a participatory workshop or a coaching session, the moderation of a discussion, a political recommendation, etc. But if the form varies, the core is always the same: what matters to us is to help leaders make better, more informed and more accountable decisions for the benefit of the citizens.

How? We approach problems as researchers would: questioning systematically, proposing models, looking for evidence. We never defend a position with which we do not agree. We provide decision-makers with the tools and arguments to take decisions but we also understand that their job involves political compromises and that the ideal decision is not always either possible or optimal.

Who? Born from research, our team of almost 30 people is made of a colorful mix, with specialities ranging from archaeology to physics, and philosophy to biology. Together, we represent 7 nationalities and speak many languages. Our team is held together by a strong ethical vision, based on the respect of the contribution of everyone, the belief in collective wisdom, and a deep curiosity.

Where? Based in Barcelona, we work mostly in Europe, with a strong base in Spain, France and Italy, and activities in the UK and Germany.

With whom? Our clients are leaders and managers in regional governments, ministries, universities and research organizations, not-for-profit foundations, etc.

In which sectors? Currently, most of our activity focuses on the sectors of higher education and science & innovation policy.

And…. why? Deep down, we want to make the world a better place by improving public policies. We are strong believers in the power of science-based evidence, participative approaches and accountability processes to improve the way public policies are designed and decisions taken, day after day.