We’re hiring: Two Senior Consultants for Governance Innovation – Demos Helsinki

How our societies are governed will determine how humanity succeeds in the current global transformation. Are you an analytical mind that shares our commitment to change things for the better? If so, we should talk!

Demos Helsinki is a globally operating, independent think tank. We work with curious governments, cities, companies, universities, and other partners sharing a mission to fight for a fair, sustainable, and joyful next era. In a given year Demos Helsinki works in 30 different countries in more than 130 projects. More about us here.

We are recruiting two consultants to our Governance Innovation team with two goals:

Governance Innovation at Demos Helsinki

Governments around the world now recognise the challenges of the 21st Century. Societies are about to undergo historical transformations – and governments are expected to steer us through. However, the governance tools that governments employ are mostly inherited from the industrial era. The Governance Innovation team at Demos Helsinki works closely with government entities in order to design new ways of operating. This, we believe, can empower governments to successfully steer the necessary transformations.

We work closely with Prime Ministers’ Offices of different governments and recognised international organisations, such as the OECD, UNDP, and IFRC. Our associate network consists of globally leading figures in the field of government innovation.

Some resources that give more insight into our work and thinking:

Some cues that might help you to identify whether you could be a great fit for the Governance Innovation team:

Key categories in our work:

Role description for two senior level expert positions

What would make our collaboration a success in 12 months?

What kind of traits likely indicate success?:

Note: The following are not strict requirements for applying but are indicators for success from our previous experience. Thus, if you don’t feel that you match all of them, you are still extremely welcome to apply if you are committed to the goals.

Some practicalities:

Concerning next steps & how to apply

Demos Helsinki promotes equality in working life and our office and all workspaces are accessible. We have an anonymous application process in the first phase of the candidate selection. You can apply for these positions by filling out the application form, but the details that are irrelevant for the preliminary selection (e.g., your name, age, and city) are temporarily hidden when we go through the applications. The anonymous application process ensures that the preliminary selection is influenced only by information that is relevant to the process. 

Please submit your application here: https://forms.gle/nzsDZwDKLVG2tFt79 

Based on this application, we will invite people to interviews starting already during the application period. All applications sent during the application period will be taken into consideration in the recruitment process.

All applicants will be informed of their status in the application process by December 18th.  The application period is open until Thursday the 10th of December, 2020, 23.59 (EET).

For further information, you can contact Olli Bremer (+358 46 600 0804) or Mikko Annala (+358 40 778 6062) on Friday December 4th between 2:00-5:00pm (EET).