Job Opening: Junior Policy Advisor

About the EU Tax Observatory:

The EU Tax Observatory is an independent research laboratory hosted at the Paris School of Economics directed by Gabriel Zucman. It conducts innovative research on taxation, contributes to a democratic and inclusive debate on the future of taxation, and fosters a dialogue between the scientific community, civil society, and policymakers in the European Union and worldwide.

The Paris School of Economics is a private non-profit research foundation. PSE develops economic research of the highest international level and brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students. It unites universities and grandes écoles to foster exchanges between economics and other social sciences, disseminate their work to a wide audience, and develop multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organizations.

We invite applications for a Junior Policy Advisor.

Position to be filled:

Position: Junior Policy Officer

Employment status: Full-time

Supervisor: Senior Policy Advisor

Duration of the contract: Permanent

Localisation: Paris, France

Compensation: competitive, depending on experience

About the position:

The policy team designs and disseminates policy recommendations to different stakeholders (policymakers, governments, institutions, civil society, representatives of private interests, etc.) at national, EU and international level, based on the EU Tax Observatory research output. As part of the policy team, the Junior Policy Advisor will support the head of the department in designing and implementing the strategy. In particular:

  • Monitor the institutional and political developments in the fields related to the work of the EU Tax Observatory;
  • Support the definition of policy recommendations stemming from the research output of the EU Tax Observatory;
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of advocacy and dissemination strategies to stakeholders (policymakers, governments, institutions, civil society, representatives of private interests, etc.).

You will be part of an international, agile, and dynamic team, fully committed to the development and influence of the institution, and will work with people from all over PSE, notably researchers and the communication team.

The profile we are looking for:

Master’s degree in relevant field (political science, international relations, public affairs or economy) as well as a first experience in public affairs and/or advocacy. You have a good political judgment, and basic knowledge on economy/taxation. You are fluent in English with excellent writing and oral skills. Rigorous and curious, you are organized, enjoy teamwork, and wish to invest in an ambitious project.

Recruitment process:

PSE – Paris School of Economics invites all candidates to apply and guarantees equal treatment to all. Moreover, all our positions are open to people with disabilities or handicap.

Please send your application (CV, cover letter required) to, specifying in the subject line: “Junior Policy Advisor”, your first name and last name before 25/08/2024.

Incomplete or incorrectly referenced applications will not be considered.

Selected applicants will be contacted between August 26 and August 30 for a written test to be carried out between September 2nd and September 6. Interviews will be held starting September 9.

Working conditions:

  • Pleasant working environment on a green campus in an eco-responsible building
  • Full-time
  • Mandatory company health insurance
  • Weekly telecommuting (after the probation period)
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Meal vouchers at €9.50/day

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