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Job alert - Energy, climate, resources - 2024



  • Position: Researcher
  • Type of contract: term contract
  • Duration : May-December 2024, with strong possibilities of renewal
  • Site: Rome, IAI, Via dei Montecatini, 17
  • Deadline: 27 March 2023, h.13.00 CET

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), based in Rome, (Italy), is hiring a Researcher to work in the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme.

The successful candidate will carry out activities in the Programme including:

  • Writing articles, papers, reports and research documents
  • Managing contacts in the framework of national, European and international research projects
  • Drafting proposals for research project funding
  • Organising and participating in meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Organising project activities, managing relations with partners, disseminating results
  • Translating and editing IAI documents
  • Contributing to IAI communication activities


Applicants must have the following requirements:

  • Italian or foreign Master Degree in: economics, political sciences, international and diplomatic relations, development policies, diplomatic studies, engineering, law or other energy-climatic specialisations
  • Sound knowledge of the core aspects of the energy transition dynamics and the global energy policy
  • At least two years of professional experience in the field of energy, climate and resources in international research centres or think tanks, or relevant work experience (which may include a PhD)
  • Excellent knowledge of Italian (written and spoken)
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Strong policy-oriented and synthesis writing skills
  • Publications in English on topics related to international politics, economics, energy and climate
  • Organisational skills and the ability to hand in deliverables on time.

Preferential qualifications

Experience in fundraising and management of tenders and research projects.

What we are offering

The successful candidate will be offered a term contract lasting from May 1st to December 31st, 2024, with strong possibilities of renewal. The remuneration foreseen for the above-mentioned contract is € 16,800.00 gross paid in equal monthly installments with relative tax and social security deductions as provided by law.


Applications must be submitted by 27 March 2024, h.13.00 (CET) to ecr(at) (Re: ECR-researcher-2024), attaching (possibly in a single pdf document):

  • CV including date of birth, title of the Master's thesis and final grade, any additional qualifications (e.g. PhD), relevant work experience
  • motivational letter in English
  • any English language certifications
  • two short unpublished scientific contributions or publications (possibly one in English)
  • signed consent form for the processing of personal data (IT, download).

The candidate may also attach a letter of reference.
No phone calls, please.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview, preferably in Rome at IAI headquarters, or online (Skype or other platforms). Interviews will take place from 4 April 2024 at the latest.
No communication will be sent to non-selected candidates, whom we thank in advance for their interest.

Please note that the Selection Board's work and deliberations are strictly confidential.