Career & Internships

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has about 110 employees in Research, Policy Advice, Training and Service Facilities. Two-thirds of them work as researchers. DIE pursues an interdisciplinary approach.

On a regular basis, DIE offers job positions within its research departments, at irregular intervals also within the service facilities. DIE has been involved in vocational training since 2003. The Institute trains young people to become Office Communication Managers (Kaufleute für Bürokommunikation). For German and international university students, DIE offers internships in the Research,  Training, and Communications Departments.

DIE promotes equal opportunities for women and men, and the reconciliation of work and family life. In 2012, DIE was awarded the certificate berufundfamilie for its family-friendly personnel policy. Respective offers include special flexi-days for employees with small children, flexible workplace solutions and additional services such as family-related allowances for childcare costs.

Current job vacancies at DIE are listed below.

Researcher (m/f) (PhD position)

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 “Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management” is seeking a

Researcher (m/f) (PhD position)
Part-time up to 27,3 hours/week,
Salary according to German public service tariff (TVöD);
Position-Nr.: 2017-IV-02

Subject to final approval of funds, the position may be filled as of 01 May 2017 and is limited to three years.

The person will carry out research and policy advice in the transdisciplinary research project “Steering competence for achieving the aims of integrated water management (STEER)” funded by the German Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF) and conducted jointly with the universities of Osnabrück and Kassel as well as Ecologic. He/she will inter alia contribute to the development of the project’s conceptual and methodological framework (so called diagnostic approach), will carry out a case study on water governance in Mongolia, will coordinate stakeholder workshops in Mongolia and will contribute to comparative analyses and validation studies in the project. The preparation of a dissertation within the project is expressly desired.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Master with very good grades in political science, social science or economics or in geography or sustainability sciences with proven social science record;
  • Proven knowledge on and experience with environmental and water policy and qualitative and quantitative social science methods; good knowledge of institutional or social-ecological systems theory are of added value;
  • Experiences in working in developing countries; experience in Mongolia and with policy advice are of advantage;
  • Willingness to work in inter- and transdisciplinary teams and proven organizational skills;
  • Fluent spoken and written English, good Mongolian and good German language skills are advantageous;
  • 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 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 Ines Dombrowsky.

When applying, please note the position number 2017-IV-02 Applications including all necessary documents (motivation letter, CV, relevant certificates) should preferably be submitted by e-mail by 16 April 2017 at:

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn/Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)228 94927-0  |  DIE@remove-this.die-gdi.de
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Researcher (m/f)

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

Researcher (m/f)

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@remove-this.die-gdi.de
www.die-gdi.de  |  www.facebook.com/DIE.Bonn

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