Job announcement: Two research assistants (f/m/diverse), MENA project

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges.


To support with research and advisory tasks, the project "Contributions to stabilization and development in North Africa and the Middle East" is looking for

two new student / research assistants (f/m/diverse).


The assistants will work around 8 hours per week, spread over an estimated 2 working days. Working at DIE premises is required (subject to possible change in the institute’s policy if the Corona pandemic necessitates another temporary return to mobile working). Remuneration is based on the usual rates for student and academic assistants.



  • Applicants must be enrolled at a German University,
  • study economics, political science, sociology or similar main subject,
    possibly in addition to Near East area studies or Orientalism,
  • be enrolled at least one more year at their current university,
  • not yet have an MA degree [Candidates who already have an MA degree are unfortunately not eligible for formal reasons, even if they are enrolled in another MA],
  • have experience in researching political and social and economic developments in different countries, whereby knowledge of developments in the Middle East and North Africa as well as of development cooperation are assets,
  • be fluent in English and ideally German (with French and/ or Arabic being an additional advantage),
  • are experienced with

    • econometric methods and STATA or at least the preparation and graphical representation of data with Excel (first position), or
    • qualitative methods and in-depth literature research (second position).


People with disabilities will be preferred if equally qualified.

In your application email, please confirm how long you will be enrolled at a German University and that you are based in Bonn or the vicinity and able to commute to the office. Please refrain from an application if you do not fulfill the above-mentioned criteria.

For further questions and applications, please contact Dr. Tina Zintl:

Please send your application with detailed curriculum vitae and stating your current university enrollment and semester by e-mail, quoting SHK-MENA-2022 in the subject line.

There is a rolling deadline until the position is filled; screening of applications will begin on 15 June 2022. A first round of interviews will be scheduled to take place in late June/early July.


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn
Telefon +49 (0)228 94927-0, Telefax +49 (0)228 94927-130