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)

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)
Salary according to German public service tariff (TVöD)
From € 46.000 gross p.a. up to € 63.000 p.a. depending on qualifications
Positionnr: 2017-IV-03

Subject to final approval of funds, the position may be filled immediately and is limited until 28 February 2018.

The person will support the preparation of and follow up to the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the UN Convention on Climate change in Bonn by carrying out research and policy advice in the context of the research project “Klimalog – Research and dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation”. The focus will be on climate policy at the interface to sustainable development, in particular on adaptation as well as loss and damage (L&D) in the context of the Paris climate agreement.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Master with very good grades in political science, social science or economics or in geography, sustainability or agricultural sciences with proven social science track record, PhD is desirable.
  • Proven knowledge and research experience in selected topics related to climate policy and  sustainable development, in particular loss and damage (L&D) or adaptation in the context of the Paris climate agreement or on the implementation of national climate plans (NDCs) in the context of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development;
  • Expertise in working in developing countries, good knowledge on international climate negotiations and experiences in translating research into policy advice are of added value;
  • Very good spoken and written English, proficiency in another major interna-tional language, good German language skills are of added value;
  • 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 Clara Brandi.

When applying, please note the position number 2017-IV-03. Applications including all necessary documents (motivation letter, CV, relevant certificates) should preferably be submitted by email by 30 March 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
   

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

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