(Senior) Research Fellow with Specialisation in Legislative Drafting and Review (f/m/d)

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

(Senior) Research Fellow with Specialisation in Legislative Drafting and Review (f/m/d)

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

Heidelberg, Germany

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is looking to fill a position for a (Senior) Research Fellow in the Maldives projects.

Position: (Senior) Research Fellow
Project: Maldives
Location: Max Planck Foundation Office in Heidelberg, Germany
Term: Fixed term (1 year), with possibility of extension
Closing Date for Applications: 10.04.2019

Background

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. Through legal consulting and capacity building activities, the Foundation assists States endeavouring to develop their legal systems and strengthen their institutions with the aim of enabling them to autonomously carry out necessary changes.

Job Summary

The Research Fellow will implement project activities, including conducting legislative review of domestic legislation, prepare teaching material and facilitating workshops on legislative drafting for state actors and civil society.

Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Project and Country Manager, the successful candidate shall:

  • undertake advanced legal research;
  • draft training materials, including manuals;
  • implement legal training workshops for state actors and civil society;
  • conduct legislative review of domestic laws;
  • contribute to administrative and logistical aspects of project implementation; and
  • carry out project reporting, monitoring and evaluation duties.

Selection Criteria

Education and Professional Experience

Essential

  • Advanced degree in Law (LL.M; PhD);
  • Ideally 2+ years demonstrable experience as a Lawyer/Legal Advisor in legislative drafting and/or legislative review;
  • Ability to deliver high-level academic work.

Desirable

  • Profile of successful candidates demonstrates practical experience in South Asia and/or Shariah Law;
  • Experience implementing capacity building workshops for state and civil society actors; and
  • List of academic publications in the relevant field.

Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in English is essential (oral and written).

Other Skills & Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment, including communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team setting;
  • Flexibility, including demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to adapt to changing work and project circumstances and respond to unforeseen developments;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to present high-level academic work to experts in a service-orientated manner;
  • Willingness to travel frequently to South Asia for activities; and
  • Computer literacy skills with standard software.

Assessment Method

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.

Only candidates eligible for a valid residence and work permit in Germany will be taken into consideration.

Miscellaneous

All positions are 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).

Applications

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