DIE: vacancy | Researcher (f/m/diverse) ocean governance

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.

For BMBF-funded research and policy advice on sustainable ocean governance, DIE Research Programme “Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability” is looking for a

Researcher (f/m/diverse)
up to 70% (up to 27.3 hours per week)
salary according to German public service tariff, (TVöD 13 or 14),
Gross income up to € 42,000 p.a., depending on qualifications
Position No. 2021-C-02

Subject to final approval of funds, the position may be filled as of 1 December 2021 and is currently limited until 30 November 2024.

The person will contribute research and policy advice for the sustainable governance of cumulative stressors in the marine realm. He/she will examine how multilateral marine and coastal policies address multiple uses of the marine realm. Through transdisciplinary collaboration with local stakeholders and interdisciplinary collaboration with partners from the natural and social sciences, he/she will moreover contribute to developing solutions for the protection and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources in a multilevel governance setting. The first three-year phase of the project puts a strong focus on global governance processes in relation to the German North Sea; further, the successful candidate is expected to conduct exploratory work for the expansion of the project to West Africa in subsequent phases. Project results shall be fed into national and international marine policy processes and networks.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Excellent academic record based on a master’s degree and preferably a PhD in environmental sociology, international relations, political science, human geography, or related social sciences;
  • Theoretical-conceptual background in multilevel environmental governance and/or fragmentation of global environmental governance;
  • Substantive knowledge of international institutions relating to coastal and marine governance (e.g. FAO Fisheries Agreements, UNCLOS etc.) or of German coastal governance are strong assets;
  • Strong expertise in qualitative methods and significant field research experience;
  • Strong interest in transdisciplinary research and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration; first experiences are desirable;
  • Experience with third-party funding applications and teaching are desirable;
  • First peer reviewed journal publications are a strong asset;
  • Fluent spoken and written English required; fluent spoken German required; good knowledge of French is desirable;
  • Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate (“Tropentauglichkeit”).

We offer:

  • Flexible working hours with a weekly working time of 27.3 hours (70%);
  • Possibility to use a job ticket and a good connection to public transport;
  • Company pension scheme with the VBLU;
  • Trainings for further professional development;
  • A modern and interesting workplace with a good working atmosphere.

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 international discussions, political processes and scientific debates.

In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference. We want to promote the diversity of our employees and would like applications from women, men and diverse people.

For further questions, please contact Dr. Ina Lehmann.

Applications with reference number 2021-C-02 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant certificates) must be submitted via application portal by 3 October 2021.

More information

Source: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), 20 September 2021