Student Freelance Job: Website Editing and Maintenance

ECMI offers a freelance position for students with experience in Expression Engine to edit and maintain an online project.

The Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE),  is an online interactive and hands-on research tool that provides an impartial perspective and evaluation of minorities, minority issues, and minority-majority relations within all states and regions of Europe. The MMTE is an ongoing flagship project of the European Centre for Minority Issues, with the research and entry writing of the MMTE being divided into three phases. In the first phase, the Minority-Country Maps provide a sweeping examination of the countries and minority communities residing there. The second phase adds further details through the Minority-Country Timelines by highlighting key events and periods concerning minority-majority relations. The third phase comprises both the Minority Portraits and Country Portraits, which act together as a comprehensive evaluation of the state of affairs concerning the country governments and minorities.

Parts of the first phase are online already with additions and expansions ongoing. We need support mainly to adjust the backend to our needs and to adjust frontend design while maintaining the website in the working process. The intended finalization of the first phase is December 2014/January 2015. We would also be happy to keep you on board for the coming project phases if we work well together.

You offer:

  • Experience in working with Expression Engine
  • Very good English in writing and speaking
  • Willingness to develop the existing structures and work according to our requirements
  • Flexibility, availability and reliability

We offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Work from home
  • Fair, reliable payment based on invoice
  • Work experience in an international environment
  • Work on an exciting and complex research tool in a small ambitious team

Upon application please provide:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3-5 websites that showcase work/expertise 

Applicants should send their application by 15 October 2014 to: mmte@ecmi.de

Website Aufbereitung und Pflege in Expression Engine

Für die Aufbereitung und Pflege eines Online-Projekts suchen wir eine Studentische Hilfskraft auf Auftragsbasis.

Die Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE) ist ein englischsprachiges interaktives Recherche-Tool, das eine unabhängige Perspektive auf die Beziehungen zwischen Minderheitenpopulationen und der Mehrheitsbevölkerung in den Staaten Europas bietet. Es wurde vom European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) entwickelt und stellt Informationen für Forscher sowie die interessierte Öffentlichkeit zur Verfügung und bietet Zugang zu vielfältigen Informationen über die Länder selbst und die ansässigen Minderheitsbevölkerungen und deren Beziehung zum Staat und zur jeweiligen Mehrheitsbevölkerung. In der ersten Phase des Projekts werden Basisinformationen über die Länder und Minderheiten in einer interaktiven Europakarte zur Verfügung gestellt, in der zweiten Phase werden Zeitleisten mit spezifischen Daten zu den Ländern und Bevölkerungsgruppen erstellt und die dritte Projektphase beinhaltet die Bereitstellung von tiefergehenden Analysen der aktuellen Situation der Länder im Allgemeinen und der Minderheitengruppen im Besonderen.

Derzeit ist ein Teil der ersten Projektphase online und wird laufend erweitert. Unterstützung benötigen wir vor allem um das „Backend“ der Website unseren Bedürfnissen anzupassen und Fehler die im laufenden Betrieb auftreten zu beheben. Bei guter Zusammenarbeit freuen wir uns natürlich, wenn du Lust hast uns auch in den kommenden Projektphasen zu unterstützen.

Das bietest du:

  • Erfahrung in der Arbeit mit Expression Engine
  • Englisch fließend in Wort und Schrift
  • Bereitschaft, sich in die vorhandenen Strukturen einzuarbeiten und nach unseren Vorgaben zu arbeiten
  • Flexibilität, Erreichbarkeit und Zuverlässigkeit

Das bieten wir:

  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Arbeit von Zuhause
  • Faire Bezahlung auf Rechnung
  • Arbeitserfahrung in einem internationalen Umfeld
  • Mitarbeit an einem spannenden und umfangreichen Recherche-Projekt in einem kleinen engagierten Team

Um dich zu bewerben schicke uns bitte

  • Einen Lebenslauf
  • 3-5 Webseiten als Beispiele deiner Arbeit

Bis zum 15. Oktober an mmte@ecmi.de.

ECMI seeks communications consultant

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) invites applications for a consultant position as international communications officer. We are looking for someone to help us raise our online presence and relations with international media as well as help us ensure our communication is of a high quality and makes an impact. ECMI is committed to working for the improvement of the situation of Europe’s national and ethnic autochthonous minorities through heightened awareness of minority rights and minority issues among all relevant actors.


The consultant will be in charge of disseminating in English about our work and activities to our international network and partners, stakeholders as well as our followers. This is currently done through our InfoChannel and digital media taking direction from our mandate and mission. S/he will incorporate dissemination about activities at our regional offices in Georgia and Kosovo as well as organize dissemination from our Eastern Partnership Programme and other trans-regional projects. In addition, s/he will be in charge of our annual organizational publications in cooperation with local service contractors and the ECMI Secretariat. S/he will work with individual researchers developing their research results into communication outputs, and s/he will tail our project staff in the field disseminating about selected activities and cooperation with partners. The communications officer will participate in revising our current communications strategy, adjusting it to new activities in our work and new trends in communication. S/he will cooperate with our local/national communications consultant on cross-fertilization of events and news. Occasionally, s/he will be asked to provide advice on specific communication strategies for projects. The consultant will be required to travel throughout continental Europe. S/he reports to the ECMI Director.  

Skills / Knowledge

Candidates are required to document a degree in journalism or media-related studies with some social science knowledge as well as work experience from media-related positions. S/he has an excellent understanding of communications, web, publications and media strategies and a good understanding of project management in relation to online and print production processes and systems. S/he has knowledge of international print and broadcast media. Experience of working internationally and in a cross-cultural environment is required. S/he has a track record of managing information flows as well as producing and managing web content. Experience with international media strategizing is an asset. Prior knowledge from the field of minority issues and the European minority rights regime is desired. Proficiency of English is a must, a good knowledge of Russian an asset. Residence in Flensburg is not a requirement. 

The successful candidate is a flexible person, who is able to handle a complex and varied workload against internal and external deadlines across the organization; who has the capacity to listen actively to people from varying backgrounds and with a range of political, cultural, and value orientations, to understand their point of view, and to respond both clearly and sensitively; who has the ability to make decisions efficiently and to know when to consult; who has the ability to inspire, educate and motivate colleagues on communication issues; who is willing to adapt to changing priorities and to be self-servicing, with a proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; who will be willing to discuss and resolve problems with colleagues and partners as they arise and in a constructive and open manner; who will work irregular hours on occasions and travel internationally and most of all who has sympathy with and commitment to ECMI’s mission, values and working methods.

A consultant contract for initially 12 months is offered. The ECMI is a German-Danish intergovernmental foundation under private German law which governs the contract conditions. ECMI is an equal opportunities institution and strives to achieve parity between women and men thus explicitly welcoming applications from women as well as from candidates of any social, racial or ethnic background. ECMI is a non-smoking environment. 

Dates / Contact

Interested applicants are asked to submit a CV and any relevant material to document their knowledge and experience. Application material should be marked “International Communications Consultant”. It may be sent electronically to Ms. Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen (Hansen@ecmi.de) no later than 10.10. 2014. Short-listed candidates may be invited for interviews.

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ECMI invites expressions of interest for Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany is interested in hosting a senior researcher from non-EU and non-associate countries through the EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship for senior level researchers. Pending successful EU application procedure, a Fellowship would be available to commence in 2013 and 2014. The Fellowships are offered for 12-24 months at the ECMI followed by a shorter period of repatriation to home institution.

The EU definition for senior level researchers is persons who have at least 4 years of research experience (full-time equivalent) after obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research will be carried out; or persons who are already in possession of a doctoral degree (PhD).

In addition to meeting the criteria of the EU call, the applicant interested in being affiliated with the ECMI must be interested in pursuing a project on minority-majority relations in multi-ethnic countries or a project on the European minority rights regime. Field of study must be social sciences or humanities. Approach is open but a comparative Europe/non-Europe is welcome. The geographic area is limited to greater Europe (OSCE member states) in a broader perspective.

For further information on the programme, please refer to the call for applications at the EU website.

For further questions please contact us here.

Questions about project ideas should be addressed to Dr. Tove H. Malloy.

Questions about application procedure should be addressed to Ms. Astrid Voss.

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