Call for Applications
The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is looking to fill a part-time position as Resources Development Officer. The Centre is an organization in development and expansion. We have agreements with institutions active in international project work as well as funding institutions, public and private, in Denmark, Germany, Europe and worldwide. Agreements may be legally binding or of more general character. The languages of agreements are German, Danish and/or English. To help us negotiate and maintain contracts as well as identify new partners, we are looking for an energetic, open person ready for a challenging environment. Our new colleague will become an integral part of the Centre’s aim to restructure for the next strategic period.
The Resources Development Officer will be responsible for all the contracts that ECMI sign as well as the regularly monitoring of political and funding trends in Europe relevant for ECMI’s work. S/he will act as a liaison between on the one side funding and development institutions active in the area of minority protection and minority studies and on the other side ECMI’s research and project staff. The work will include designing and maintaining a database of potential and existing partners, including information about their programmes and trends. S/he will assist ECMI researchers identifying potential project donors, initiate contacts and in general oversee and support this process through to the signing of contracts. S/he will also develop an ECMI PR suitcase with relevant material and networking tools as well as assist ECMI management in the planning and implementation of visits to relevant research and funding institutions. Finally, s/he will have a leading role in developing ECMI as a host institution for externally funded PhD students.
The successful candidate will become member of a small technical and administrative team which services a growing group of international researchers at the Centre’s main seat in Flensburg. The position is initially for 12 months, 20 hours a week. Extension will be dependent on review of workload and relevance of position as well as performance. Flexible hours and working at home is possible. Remuneration is negotiable.
Your profile is international. You have experience with the legal side of research co-operation. You are energetic and have a flair for networking at the international level. You are a good negotiator and have understanding of inter-cultural behaviour. You are a team-player and you are fluent in speech and writing in German, Danish and English. You have an advanced degree in either law and/or business administration. Experience with German public administration and legislation is essential. Some experience with EU funding is a plus. Knowledge of minority issues and the Danish-German border region is welcome.
ECMI is an international cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and competence institution working directly with governments, civil society and international organisations in Europe. ECMI aims to provide governments and the public debate with relevant information and analysis as well as to influence the European agenda-setting in the area of minority policy. In collaboration with our field offices in Georgia and Kosovo and in co-operation with academic institutions, ECMI conducts applied research, training and advisory services in the area of minority-majority relations. See further www.ecmi.de.
We offer an international and multilingual work environment with varied tasks and opportunities for travel. Our management structure is flat, and we value openness, dialogue and team-spirit and focus on excellence, flexibility and mutual respect. We are a non-smoking environment, and we encourage applications from women and members of disadvantaged minorities.
Application material should be sent electronically marked Resources Development Officer in the subject line to Ms. Gisa Marehn (marehn[@]ecmi.de) no later than 28 July 2010. Interviews with short-listed candidates will follow immediately after the deadline. For further information about the position, contact Dr. Tove H. Malloy (malloy[@]ecmi.de).