Researcher / Analyst for RPP Group Vienna Office

Vienna Office

RPP Group is currently looking for a Researcher / Analyst in our Vienna office with a geographical scope covering Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

The RPP Group is a public affairs consultancy focused on policy creation and development. Established in 2002 as Rohde Public Policy, the RPP Group aims to deliver new conceptual services in public policy and has grown to be one of the most respected and well-established independent policy service providers. The topical focus and expertise of the RPP Group has been in healthcare, research and innovation, social policy, and related trade and market access issues. Over the past years, we extended our services to areas such as transport and aviation, food and agriculture, environment, employment and internal market policy. The RPP Group is today represented in Brussels, Berlin, London, Paris, Hamburg, Rome and Vienna, and more recently Canberra.

The hire aims at further establishing and extending our services in Austria. Working in close cooperation with Berlin colleagues, the right candidate is offered to take over a significant degree of autonomy, co-manage our project work in Austria and work towards expanding our services there. The position has the potential to rapidly grow into a more responsible role in our Vienna office and RPP projects in Austria. The position will directly report to the Director for Healthcare Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
 

Job Overview:

  • Support to our running projects in the DACH region; 
  • Work in coordination with other RPP offices and engagement also in pan-European projects;
  • Engagement with political institutions, advocating on behalf of clients;
  • Opportunity to profile an entrepreneurial spirit in a growing office; 
  • Full-time contract with competitive salary.

Activities and tasks shall include:

  • Monitoring and analysis of political developments and policy dossiers in Austria, as well as Germany and Switzerland, to prepare advice for clients and shape their future advocacy work;
  • Support to project-leading colleagues as needed, incl. co-management of our Austrian projects;
  • Organisation and coordination of meetings and events in political institutions;
  • Active engagement with colleagues in Berlin as well as the other RPP offices in order to deliver high quality work on projects involving a range of stakeholders;

The candidate should fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in preferably public healthcare, political sciences, law, or communications. A secondary degree in any of the above would be considered an advantage;
  • Ideally first work experience in the field of political advocacy in order to fit quickly into a fast-paced work environment and quickly take on responsibility;
  • A background in a political body would be considered beneficial, with a sound knowledge of the functioning of the Austrian political system being essential;
  • An interest and ideally active background in health policy (to be elaborated in your application) as well as experience in healthcare policy would be considered an advantage. 

Furthermore, the candidate is expected to bring in the following capabilities:

  • German language skills at native speaker level, excellent English; further language skills are an advantage;
  • Excellent social and communication skills, most importantly in drafting comprehensive but concise analysis of political developments and trends to inform project work;
  • Ability to work independently and take on responsibility quickly, while being a strong team player;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to handle several tasks and requests at once;
  • Flexibility also with regards to travel requirements;
  • Proficient in handling of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


The Researcher / Analyst would start as soon as possible and will be granted a standard employment contract. Regular performance reviews could also allow for a quick progression through the firm into increased responsibility.

Please send your documents in English, mentioning the position in your email header, to the head of the Berlin office, Mr. Lars Dudeck (recruiting(at)rpp-group.com and in copy to l.dudeck(at)rpp-group.com), by 14 April 2019.