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.

The Research Programme on “Transformations of Political (Dis-)Order” is seeking a

Researcher (m/f)

Salary according to German public service tariff (TVÖD)

From € 45.000 gross p.a. up to € 62.000 gross p.a. depending on qualifications

The position shall be filled as soon as possible and is currently limited until 31 December 2019.

The successful candidate will be part of a larger, cross-departmental and multidisciplinary team working on migration and forced displacement. She or he is expected to contribute to innovative and methodologically demanding empirical research on causes of forced displacement and constellations of state fragility and conduct both large-n cross-country research and individual country-case field studies.

The new holder of the position will contribute to research on causes and triggers of displacement with a view to developing policy responses. Work in this field will build on previous DIE research on constellations of state fragility.

We are looking for an individual with strong research and communication skills who can independently conduct excellent empirical research and provide sound policy advice at national and international levels and who is a good team player.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Excellent academic record based on a master's degree and (preferably) a PhD in political or other related social science;
  • Substantial knowledge in one or more of the following issue areas: migration and forced displacement, state fragility, international support in crisis contexts; proficiency in the analysis of political governance and multi-level governance is an asset;
  • Very good command of quantitative methods and relevant software packages (especially “R”) and experience in cross-country macro-statistical analysis are mandatory;
  • Research or professional experience in developing countries;
  • Fluent spoken and written English, proficiency in another major international language; good German language skills are of added value;
  • Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate (“Tropentauglichkeit”), is required.

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 Dr. Jörn Grävingholt.

Interviews are envisaged to take place on 12 July 2018.

When applying, please note the position number 2018-D-01. Applications including all necessary documents (motivation letter, CV, relevant certificates) should be submitted preferably by email by 01 July 2018 at:

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn/Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)228 94927-0 | |