(Senior) Research Fellow with Specialisation in Law of the Sea (f/m/d)

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

(Senior) Research Fellow with Specialisation in Law of the Sea (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 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

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 (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.

Job Summary

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.

Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Project, successful candidates shall:

  • undertake advanced legal research related to UNCLOS;
  • provide technical legal advice and assistance to project partners;
  • liaise with local partners;
  • draft training materials;
  • organise and hold legal training workshops for state actors, legal personnel and other target groups;
  • contribute to the administrative and logistical aspects of project implementation;
  • contribute to project reporting, monitoring and evaluation duties.

Selection Criteria

Education and Professional Experience:

Essential:

  • Advanced degree in Law (LL.M; Ph.D.);
  • Extensive knowledge in the area of the Law of the Sea are required;
  • Ability to deliver high-level academic work.

Desirable:

  • Ideally 2+ years demonstrable experience in the area of the Law of the Sea;
  • Profile of successful candidates demonstrates practical experiences in relevant regions;
  • List of academic publications in the relevant field and experience in implementing capacity building workshops for state actors.

Language Proficiency:

Fluency in English is essential (oral and written).

Other Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment, including excellent 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 to respond to unforeseen developments;
  • Excellent organisational skills, i.e. skilled in setting priorities and meeting deadlines, and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to present high-level academic work to non-experts in a service-orientated manner;
  • Willingness to travel frequently to the region for workshops and related activities;
  • Willingness to be based in Heidelberg, Germany, for the period of the contract;
  • 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.

Miscellaneous

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).

Applications

Please note that we can only accept your application if you give us your Consent for Processing of Personal Data. For this, please read our Privacy Policy for E-mail Applications and email the consent along with your resume and cover letter to application@mpfpr.de (subject: "Research Fellow – Law of the Sea") by 1 February 2019.

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