The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is looking to fill a project-related position for a Research Fellow with thematic expertise on the Law of the Sea.
Position: Research Fellow
Regions: South Asia/South East Asia
Location: Max Planck Foundation Office in Heidelberg, Germany
Term: 1 year fixed term (maternity cover) with possibility of extension
Closing date for applications: 1 February 2019
At the core of the Max Planck Foundation’s mission stands the provision of technical legal assistance to developing countries, particularly to countries in transition or conflict (see: http://www.mpfpr.de). Through legal consulting and legal capacity building activities, the Foundation assists States endeavoring to develop their legal systems and strengthen their institutions. The Foundation also provides legal expertise to the responsible institutions and legal professionals with the aim of enabling them to autonomously carry out necessary changes.
The Research Fellow will implement project activities, including research on the implementation of UNCLOS in Indian Ocean rim countries, capacity building workshops and technical legal advice in the area of the Law of the Sea.
Under the supervision of the Head of Project, successful candidates shall:
Fluency in English is essential (oral and written).
Assessment of qualified candidates will include a competency-based test and interviews.
The Max Planck Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified men and women, including those with disabilities, to apply.
The position is contingent upon funding.
Research Fellows are based in Heidelberg, Germany, with frequent travels to the region.
Remuneration will be based on the Collective Agreement on Public Service Wages under German Law (Tarifvertrag des Öffentlichen Dienstes – TVöD).