Two research assistants (f/m/diverse) contested mobility

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading international development policy research institutes. Through excellent research, consulting and training, it contributes to finding answers to global questions about the future.


The programme "Transformation of Political (Dis)Order" has an opening as soon as possible for


2 research assistants (f/m/diverse)

for the project "Contested Mobility". The project explores in selected example countries (Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, and Senegal) how global migration norms are translated into (sub-) national policies, how migration-related policies are negotiated with policy agendas related to climate change, urbanisation and state fragility, and what their impacts are on diverse actor groups.


You are:

  • Currently a student at a German university studying for a Master's degree in political science, other social sciences or economics, preferably with a focus on development policy.
  • Able to be present at the DIE office two days a week


You bring with you:

  • Interest in migration and refugee-related research, ideally demonstrated by relevant coursework or extracurricular activities.
  • Confidence in internet-based literature research
  • Experience in using Endnote or another literature management software is an advantage
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methods is an advantage
  • Experience with data analysis packages including R, Stata, and Atlas Ti is an advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; language skills in Spanish, French, Somali, and Kiswahili (B2+) are an asset
  • Willingness to contribute to the organization of events at DIE
  • Willingness to work on a "longer-term" basis / student* status until at least March 2022.



We offer:

  • Payment of up to 12,50 € gross/hour for up to 36 hours/month
  • An inspiring working environment at a world-leading interdisciplinary research institute on issues of global development and international development policy.


If you are interested, please send your application documents including cover letter, CV, and proof of your matriculation by 1 October 2021 via email to:

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn
Telefon +49 (0)228 94927-0, Telefax +49 (0)228 94927-130