The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is based in Heidelberg. It continues the extensive 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 Foundation carries out several “Global Knowledge Transfer Projects” in various countries (see: http://www.mpfpr.de). The Foundation’s 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 Research Fellow will implement project activities promoting the rule of law, capacity building workshops and technical legal advice in the areas of Comparative Constitutional Law and of International Law (including the Law of the Sea).
Under the supervision of the Head of Project, successful candidate shall:
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).
Education and Professional Experience
Advanced degree in Law (LLM or MA) and extensive knowledge of International Law (Law of the Sea) and/or Comparative Constitutional Law is required. The profile of successful candidate must demonstrate an area of specialisation or practical experience relevant to the project work of the Foundation. Regional or country experience, as well as knowledge of the legal system in Sri Lanka would be of advantage.
Fluency (written and oral) in English is required; German is desirable.
Other Skills & Competencies
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.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] (Subject ‘Research Fellow Sri Lanka’). Kindly indicate how you learnt of this vacancy.