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Ingrid Grosu
Political Adviser and Parliamentary Assistant , European Parliament
Brussels, Belgium
An accomplished international development professional with more than 6 years of experience in good governance, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation in the context of the European Union's development assistance programmes and its foreign policy instrument; currently Senior Adviser in the European Parliament; seeks challenging opportunity and would be happy to relocate.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Policy Development:
• Responsible for managing the MEP's portfolio as Vice-President of the Development Committee, in particular with regards to policy strategy and drafting legislation - Reports, Opinions, weekly Amendments, Motions for Resolution and Parliamentary Questions
• Maintaining consistent policy research for the MEP's membership in the Foreign Affairs Committee, South-Asia Delegation, the Delegation to the Korean Peninsula and the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
• Providing political and administrative support abroad, during the 4th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries, May 2011, Istanbul and the EU-China Friendship Group High-Level Delegation to Beijing (October 2014).
Research:
• Writing Briefing Papers, Speeches and Working Documents in support of the MEP's policy agenda
• Drafting opinion pieces and press releases for major international publications.
Project management:
• Campaign Manager for Nirj Deva MEP, at the European Parliament Presidential Elections (finished runner up, tripling the party’s vote) - January 2012, and the UK European Elections (successfully re-elected) - May 2014
• Organising conferences and seminars from the planning stage to their completion on issues related to Development, Foreign Affairs, Health, and Human Rights
Office Management and Administrative support:
• Managed staff and temporary teams of seven to 10 people; liaised and maintained close partnerships with members of government and local government, other politicians and their staff, embassies, commissioners, relevant interest groups, the media, relevant NGOs.
Education:
Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
September 2009 – September 2010
Master of Arts, European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives on Europe, (cum laude)
• Dissertation: “The Security – Development Nexus: The EU in Afghanistan”

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
September 2008 - July 2009
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Politics (Erasmus/European Exchange Programme), (First Class Honours)
• Honours Dissertation: "The European Union’s Soft Power: State – Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
Affiliations and Achievements:
Relevant Training:
Introduction to Project Management (European Parliament, Brussels - November 2015)
Risk management (European Parliament, Brussels - October, 2015)
European Decision - Making in the Budgetary Field (European Parliament, Brussels - September 2015)

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Language Skills: Romanian - Native; English - Full Professional Proficiency (C1); French - Professional Working Proficiency (B2)
Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office, including MS Project; Adobe, Dropbox, and Google Drive; web management;

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Drafted Parliamentary Reports:
• The Role of the Private Sector in Fostering Sustainable Development – April 2016
• The Role of Property Rights, Property Ownership and Wealth Creation in Eradicating Poverty and Fostering
Sustainable Development in Developing Countries – February 2014
NOTABLE EVENTS ORGANISED
• High-Level Conference on Property Rights (organised in partnership with the European Commission) – Hosted
18 speakers including the European Commissioner for Development, the Foreign Ministers from Botswana,
The DRC and The Republic of Congo, as well as 15 Ambassadors, alongside 150 participants - 2014
• World Forum for Ethics in Business - a full day conference in the European Parliament (attended by 300 guests
from across Europe, the United States, India and China), organised in partnership with the World Forum for
Ethics in Business, the World Bank Institute - organised under my leadership three years in a row
• Exchange of Views with HRH Crown Prince Mohammed El Senussi of Libya – 2011

Available for:
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Romanian
    Nationality:
    Romania
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