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(Senior) Research Fellow Project: Administrative Law Afghanistan
Published(1106 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1080 days ago)
Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of LawHeidelberg
Vacancy Notice: (Senior) Research Fellow*
The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is looking to
fill a project-related position for a (Senior) Research Fellow in the Afghanistan projects.
Estimated starting date:
Closing date for applications:
(Senior) Research Fellow
Administrative Law Afghanistan
Max Planck Foundation Office in Heidelberg, Germany
Fixed term (1 year), with possibility of extension
As early as possible
4 September 2016
*NOTE: All positions are contingent upon funding. Several successful candidates may be appointed,
depending on the availability of funding and project needs.
The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is based in Heidelberg. It continues
the consulting, training and research projects of the "Global Knowledge Transfer" working group, which existed
from 2002 to 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL). Within the
framework of its research activities, the Max Planck Foundation carries out several "Global Knowledge Transfer Projects"
in various countries (see: http://www.mpfpr.de). The Foundations projects focus on consultancy, capacity-building and
academic research in the fields of public international law, comparative constitutional law and the rule of law in
post-conflict countries and countries in transition.
The (Senior) Research Fellow will draft course materials and manuals for the training of Afghan judges, lawyers
and civil servants. Further activities could include training-of-trainer workshops, organisation of conferences
and field research in Afghanistan in the area of administrative law and procedure. Staff members
holding a doctorate/Ph.D. degree are considered Senior Research Fellows.
Under the supervision of a Managing Director and/or the Head of Projects, successful candidates shall:
Draft training materials (including manuals on administrative law) that satisfy highest academic standards;
Undertake advanced legal research;
Provide technical legal advice and assistance to project partners;
Organise legal training workshops for state actors, legal personnel and other target groups in project countries;
Travel to the project country and liaise with local partners;
Handle the administrative supervision of projects or project components;
Carry out project reporting, monitoring and evaluation duties;
Develop new project ideas.
Education and Professional Experience
Advanced degree (M.A.) or Ph.D. in law and/or administrative sciences is required;
Extensive knowledge of (comparative) administrative and constitutional law is required;
A body of high-quality legal research in administrative or public law demonstrated in e.g. academic publications
or seminar papers is of advantage;
Applicants with an understanding of and practical experience in the Foundation’s practice areas are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fluency (written and oral) in English is required.
Fluency (written or oral) in Dari or Farsi is desirable.
Other Skills & Competencies
Strong interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment, including excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team;
Flexibility, including demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to adapt to changing work and project circumstances and to respond to unforeseen developments;
Excellent organisational skills, including time-management and prioritisation of tasks;
Ability to present high-level academic work to non-experts in a service-oriented manner;
Willingness to travel frequently to Afghanistan for workshops and related activities;
Computer literacy skills with standard software.
Assessment of qualified candidates will include a competency-based test and interview.
The Max Planck Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified men and women, including those with disabilities, to apply.
Only candidates eligible for a valid residence and work permit in Germany will be taken into consideration.
All Positions are contingent upon funding.
Research Fellows are based in Heidelberg, Germany, with occasional travels to the region.
Remuneration will be based on the Collective Agreement on Public Service Wages under German Law (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst - TVöD).
Please submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date: 4 September 2016
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