Career opportunities

Spontaneous applications

IPP welcomes spontaneous applications from talented researchers and professionals with a strong passion for public policy and institutional reform in Portugal, Portuguese-speaking countries, and Europe. Please send your CV to, and we will get in touch with you as soon as interesting opportunities arise.

Current opportunities – Communications assistant

Main functions

  • Help develop and implement IPP’s communication and outreach activities
    • Create and manage social media content
    • Update website content
    • Manage mailing list and prepare regular online newsletters
    • Monitor the online impact of publications and outreach activities
    • Prepare offline communication materials
    • Organize and maintain stakeholder and marketing databases
  • Provide general administrative and operational support to the Board of Directors
    • Assist in the preparation of internal meetings
    • Support event management
    • Manage event logistics (transportation, accommodation, etc.)
    • Provide copy editing support to ongoing research projects and publications
  • Translation from Portuguese to English, and English to Portuguese.

Desired profile

  • A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Management, Economics (is not mandatory but would be considered of extra value).
  • Previous experience working in an academic/non-profit setting, as well as any experience in marketing, event management, administrative assistance.
  • Proficiency in both English and Portuguese is crucial.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Working knowledge of WordPress or other CMS and/or HTML/CSS would be highly appreciated, as of graphical software or other useful for drafting and document design (e.g. Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.).

Terms and conditions

  • Part-time post from May to December 2018
  • The successful candidate may be offered an extension, or a full-time post, during or after this period, based on performance and opportunity.
  • Salary, benefits and exact role depend on profile and experience.
  • The selected candidate should be available to begin working in early May 2018.

How to apply

  • Send your CV and a short cover letter to