The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges.
Department I “Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation” is seeking a
Part time 50 - 60 %/ up to 23,4 hours/week,
Salary from € 23.000 p.a. up to € 30.000 p.a. depending on qualifications
(German public sector tariff, EG TVöD 13)
Position Nr. 2017-I-03
Subject to final approval of funds, the position may be filled as of 01 June 2017 and is limited for at least 12 months.
The person selected will be contribute to the institute’s ongoing research and advisory work on development cooperation, with a specific focus on “Ownership and effective international cooperation under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and will be a member of a small team conducting a study on this topic. More specifically, the study determines to what extent Swedish development cooperation is fit for purpose to promote ownership of partner countries under today’s global sustainable development agenda and its multi-stakeholder impetus. The study will look into how the principle of ownership has been defined and operationalized in Swedish development policy, relating this analysis to a broad-based review of the academic literature and a thorough conceptual understanding of ownership including the underlying theory of change, as well as critical entry points for external support.
The candidate is also expected to support the team with regard to other topics related to development cooperation / aid effectiveness.
Qualifications and requirements:
- Masters Degree with very good grades in development studies, economics, political science or related social sciences (early career candidates are encouraged to apply);
- Proven knowledge and experience in research on aid and development effectiveness topics, related policy advice experiences are an advantage;
- Research experience gained in developing countries;
- Fluent written and spoken in English, good knowledge of Swedish and/or German is an asset;
- Prior experience in studies and/or short-term consultancies for bilateral donors, as well as specific knowledge of Swedish development cooperation is an asset;
- Prior (co-)authored publications on aid effectiveness related topics also constitutes an asset;
- Willingness to work in a team;
- Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate (“Tropentauglichkeit”).
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in scientific debates, international discussions and political processes.
As the DIE is committed to increasing the share of female scientific staff members, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference.
For further questions, please contact Stephan Klingebiel or Niels Keijzer.
When applying, please note the position number 2017-I-03. Applications, also possible by E-Mail, including all necessary documents (motivation letter, CV, relevant certificates), should be submitted by 27 April 2017 at:
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn/Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)228 94927-0 | DIE@ die-gdi.de
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