The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is looking to fill one project-related position for Research Fellows in the Sub-Saharan Africa projects.
Position: Research Fellow
Project: Sub-Saharan Africa (South Sudan)
Location: Max Planck Foundation Office in Heidelberg, Germany
Term: Fixed term (1 year), with possibility of extension
Closing date for applications: 12.12.2021
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 promoting the rule of law, including capacity building workshops and technical legal advice in the areas of international public law and constitutional law. Specific topical focus areas could include comparative constitutional law, legislative drafting, rules of procedure and judicial mechanisms.
Assessment of qualified candidates will include a competency-based test (essay of 1,500 words on a specific topic) 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. MPFPR will assist with visa application process.
All positions are contingent upon funding.
Research Fellows are based in Heidelberg, Germany, with frequent travels to the project regions for workshops (as far as Covid-19 travel restrictions allow it).
Remuneration will be based on the Collective Agreement on Public Service Wages under German Law (Tarifvertrag des Öffentlichen Dienstes - TVöD).
Please apply through our online application portal (https://www.mpfpr.de/careers/) stating your earliest possible starting date (subject: "Research Fellow South Sudan") by 12 December 2021.