The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is looking to fill two project-related positions for Research Fellows in the Cambodia project.
Position: Research Fellows in full or part time
Location: MPFPR Office in Heidelberg, Germany
Term: Fixed term (1 year), with possibility of extension
Closing date for applications: 05.02.2017
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 Fellows will implement project activities promoting the rule of law, including capacity building workshops and technical legal advice in one of the following areas:
(i) Legislative Drafting for Cambodian State Institutions, including:
a. Better Regulation;
b. Regulatory Impact Assessment;
c. Legislative Drafting Techniques.
(ii) Comparative Constitutional Law for Cambodian State Institutions, including:
a. Constitutional Interpretation;
b. International Law and Constitutional Law;
c. Electoral Laws and Procedures.
Under the supervision of the Head of Project, successful candidates shall:
Education and Professional Experience
Advanced degree (M.A.) in law and extensive knowledge of legislative drafting and/or comparative constitutional law is required. The profile of successful candidates 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 Cambodia would be of advantage.
Fluency (written and oral) in English is required.
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.
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).
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