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Job alert - Global governance and international economic policy



  • Position: Researcher / Senior Fellow
  • Type of contract: term contract
  • Duration: September 2024 – December 2025, with possibilities to be extended
  • Location: Rome, IAI, Via dei Montecatini, 17
  • Deadline: 10 July 2024 [new deadline]

Main responsibilities in the position

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), based in Rome (Italy), is seeking to hire a Researcher or Senior Fellow to work in the Multilateralism and Global Governance Programme with a focus on the following issues:

  • International economic cooperation
  • Global finance
  • Challenges of technological innovation
  • Development cooperation

His/her tasks will include:

  • Research;
  • Writing and editing of research reports, analysis and commentaries for publication;
  • Coordinating the organisation of seminars and conferences and drafting reports about their results;
  • Coordinating national and international research groups;
  • Participating as a speaker in seminars and conferences;
  • Participating with the Programme's fundraising and networking activities
  • Coordinating the xternal communication on projects for which s/he is responsible.


The ideal candidate should have:

  • Have a PhD or be a PhD candidate in economics, political science or law, with a thesis on economic issues
  • Professional experience in research at national and/or international research institutions, governmental institutions, international organizations, NGOs
  • Full English proficiency;
  • Familiarity with grant-making initiatives funded by the EU and other public and private entities (e.g. Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, etc.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment. 

Preferential qualifications:

  • Excellent Italian communication and writing skills

What we are offering

The successful candidate will be offered a 16-month contract lasting from September 1st 2024 (tentative date) to December 31st, 2025, with the possibility of renewal. The annual offered salary ranges from € 33.600,00 to € 38.400,00 gross - commensurate with the candidate's profile and previous experience - paid in equal monthly installments with relative tax and social security deductions as provided by law.


Applications must be submitted by 10 July 2024, h.23:59 (CEST) [new deadline] to placement(at), email object: last name – Global-governance-2024, attaching the following documents in a pdf format:

  • curriculum vitae, with explicit consent to the processing of personal data as per GDPR 2016/679; the cv shall include date of birth, relevant work experience and any additional qualifications - including obtained or ongoing PhD studies (ma. 3 pages) or relevant work experience
  • short motivational letter (max. 1 page)
  • if available, max. 2 publications available full-text
  • signed consent form for the processing of personal data in relation to the GDPR 2016/679 (IT, download).

No phone calls, please.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview which will take place by the third week of July, preferably in Rome at IAI headquarters, or online (Skype or other platforms) if that is not possible for substantiated reasons.
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.

This announcement is addressed to both genders and to people of all ages and all nationalities, according to Italian law.