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23 Jan 2022

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS PolDiMed) is looking for a Research Associate to complete our team based in Tunis.


  • Creation of project-related policy briefs and background information, creation of internal and public articles on current developments in the Southern Mediterranean region (preferably in German and English)
  • Creation of project-related letter and invitation drafts for the director; creation of projectrelated speech drafts for the director, proof-reading of texts and coordination as well as supervision of scientific studies
  • In coordination with the director: planning of content and organisational measures and implementation domestically and abroad; (In addition e.g. also correspondence, selection of speakers, organisation of travel and stay, updating of draft programmes, preparation of speaker assignment sheets, preparation of fee agreements, conference folders, etc.)
  • In coordination with the director: Participation in comprehensive project monitoring (e.g. by providing reports, etc.), participation at international conferences and moderation of panel discussions in English
  • Accompanying visitor trips and accompanying delegations domestically and abroad, even over several days
  • Contact management to all relevant actors (e.g. partner organisations, social multipliers, government institutions, media representatives, etc.)
  • Preparation and management of complete project files according to KAS guidelines
  • Support of the accounting department by prompt and complete delivery of the project relevant vouchers and documents according to the KAS guidelines

Requirements: Qualifications & Skills

  • Master degree in international relations, political/social science or a related field
  • Academic knowledge of the MENA region, proof of publications on relevant topics
  • Strong coordination and communication skills to link all aspects of the project
  • Excellent English command - both orally and in writing
  • German and/or French language skills are a relevant additional qualification
  • Good skills in drafting reports and academic articles

Professional Experience

  • Work experience in academia or related international organisations
  • Relevant experience in information management, moderation and text creation
  • Experience in working with governmental, economic and civil society institutions • Good knowledge of the EU and its policies as well as of the MENA region
  • Academic involvement with the region, evidence of own scientific work
  • Proven knowledge and experience with cooperation/development project management procedures are an advantage

What we offer

  • A working environment in a dynamic team with room for personal responsibility and a strong team spirit
  • Possibility to write and publish your own texts on the region
  • An international network and opportunities for regular international travels and participation at conferences
  • Further training opportunities, including language courses
  • Very good remuneration in the local context

Application Procedure:

Please send your complete application, including (1) a motivation letter and (2) a complete CV and (3) a previously written scientific text on a topic related to the Southern Mediterranean region before Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 00:00 a.m. to (subject: “Research associate”)


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