GPPi Seeks a Research Assistant in Peace & Security

The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) seeks a research assistant – available full-time or part-time – to contribute to the institute’s work on peace and security policy, based at the institute’s Berlin office. The part-time option, which requires at minimum 20 hours per week, with flexible hours, is suitable for students currently enrolled in master’s programs in Berlin.

We are looking for a dedicated, entrepreneurial, and extremely detail-oriented individual to help manage GPPi’s debate platforms on peace and security, support policy research, and perform related administrative and communications responsibilities, such as support in accounting, contact management, web content management, and social media (Twitter and Facebook, mostly).


The successful candidate must have:

  • Strong analytical skills and outstanding academic background in the social sciences, international law, history, or a related field (bachelor’s degree).
  • Academic interest in peace and security governance and Germany’s evolving role in shaping it. Experience working on German foreign policy, conflict prevention, or peacebuilding is a plus.
  • Extreme attention to detail, excellent time management skills, and the ability to handle several tasks independently and in parallel.
  • Native-level German, with excellent English language skills (while the institute’s working language is English, projects relevant to this position require editing in German). Additional languages are a plus.
  • Familiarity with blogging, social media (Twitter and Facebook) and web content management systems is a plus.

Candidates must be self-driven and able to work independently within a team context. This is a full-time position but a part-time option is available (minimum 20 hours per week). Please indicate your time commitment when you apply. All applicants who are not EU citizens must demonstrate their right to work in Germany (residence permit or visa).

Remuneration depends on qualifications and experience.

Further Information

Starting date: as soon as possible. Please indicate availability.

GPPi offers a dynamic work environment in the center of Germany's capital, a young and international team working in a strong global network and an attractive platform for innovative researchers to develop their research interests and sharpen their academic and professional profile. For further information on the institute and relevant projects, please consult and

GPPi is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send your CV (no Europass, please), a brief letter of interest, and two short writing samples (one in German, the other in English) to Please do not submit paper applications or inquire about your application on the phone. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an editing test.

Closing date: September 1, 2017. Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.