Application Deadline expired: Researcher (f/m/diverse) Sustainable Global Supply Chains

Application Deadline expired:

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.

DIE’s Research Programme “Transformation of Economic and Social Systems” is looking for a


Researcher (f/m/diverse)

Full time

Salary from  € 52.000 p.a. up to € 82.000 p.a.
 (German public sector tariff, TVöD Bund up to E 14 depending on qualifications)

position number: 2022-B-01


Subject to final approval of funds, the position may be filled as of 1 August 2022 and is limited until 31 July 2025 with a possible option of contract extension. The successful candidate will manage and coordinate the new international “Research Network Sustainable Global Supply Chains” hosted by the DIE in collaboration with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik (SWP). The network is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to screen supply chain research with the aim of extracting lessons for policymaking and also conduct and commission new policy-relevant research.


Specific Tasks:

  • Conduct and publish research on sustainable supply chains, especially its implications in the Global South;
  • Manage and coordinate DIE’s contributions to the Research Network and support efforts to encourage collaborative research with and among African scholars; 
  • Work jointly with the institutional partners to mobilise and assure the quality of contributions from the network for a series of research reports, blogs, podcasts, and online seminar.


Qualifications and requirements:

  • Master, or preferably PhD, with excellent grades in economics or other social sciences;
  • In-depth knowledge, research experience and academic publications in the field of global supply chains. A research focus on Africa would be an asset;
  • Knowledge in and experience with research methodologies in social sciences (quantitative and/or qualitative);
  • Communication skills and proven experience with blogs, online seminars, podcasts, policy briefs and other formats for communicating research results to academic and non-academic audiences;
  • Research or work experience in developing countries;
  • Fluent written and spoken English; good command of German is an asset;
  • Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate („Tropentauglichkeit“).


We offer:

  • Flexible working hours with a weekly working time of 39 hours;
  • Possibility to use a job ticket and a good connection to public transport;
  • Trainings for further professional development;
  • VBLU company pension scheme;
  • A modern and interesting workplace with a good working atmosphere.


The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in international discussions, political processes and scientific debates.

In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference. We want to promote the diversity of our employees and would like to receive applications from women, men and diverse people.

For further questions, please contact Dr Tilman Altenburg at

Applications with the position number 2022-B-01 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, lists of publications and third-party funding experience, relevant certificates) must be submitted exclusively via Application Portal by 6 June 2022.

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
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