Research Manager – Labour Market and Social Affairs policies

We are looking for:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences (political science, management, economics, statistics, sociology or related fields);
  • At least 5 years of direct research experience in public policy analysis and report writing for the European Commission and / or national Governments;
  • Strong expertise in labour market and social affairs policies;
  • Management experience (incl. leading proposals, managing experts and partners);
  • A ‘can do’ entrepreneurial mentality with the ability to work autonomously and achieve results;
  • Excellent command of English (C2 level);
  • A colleague comfortable with a remote-first company setting;
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills in English.

You will lead and take part in:

  • Sustainable growth of labour market and social affairs team at VA, mentoring and coaching its brilliant researchers;
  • Further strengthening of VA position and capacities in the market, managing several Framework contracts, scouting and exploiting new opportunities;
  • Managing research and evaluation projects.

We offer:

  • Exciting, fulfilling, and impactful research and evaluation work;
  • Flexible working conditions (remote-first work, flexi-time, and workation possibilities);
  • Long-term commitment to your career based on our rich culture and clear career path along with training &education, growth & support, social, and work-life balance incentives packages. Read more at;
  • Continuous professional growth with a mentorship system;
  • Networking opportunities with European and national level organisations and experts;
  • Home office package for your comfort working remotely as well as a station at our co-working space for Vilnius-based individuals;
  • Team days budget along with cross-border trip budget for distributed teams to be able to meet all together in Vilnius;
  • Performance-based team target bonus (if targets are reached – 30-50% of your annual wage);
  • Private health insurance after your trial period;
  • Monthly salary of 3600 – 4800 EUR (gross), excluding benefits and bonuses.

Interested in this position?

If you think this is a match, send us your CV to

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