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Job opportunity – Researcher in global governance



  • Position: Researcher
  • Type of contract: term contract
  • Duration: 1 March 2024 - 31 December 2024, with the possibility of renewal
  • Site: Rome, IAI, Via dei Montecatini, 17
  • Deadline: 18 January 2024, h. 12.00 CET

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), based in Rome, (Italy), is hiring a Researcher to work in the Multilateralism and Global Governance Programme with a focus on the following global governance issues:

  • International economic cooperation
  • Development cooperation
  • Challenges of technological innovation.

The successful candidate will carry out the following activities:

  • 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;
  • Supporting the coordination of national and international research groups;
  • Participating as a speaker in seminars and conferences;
  • Assisting with the Programme's fundraising and networking activities.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Italian or foreign Master Degree in: international relations, political science, regional studies, diplomatic studies, economics, law;
  • At least three years of professional experience in research – including Phd experience;
  • 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 term contract lasting from 1 March 2024 to 31 December 2024 (10 months), with possibility of renewal. The offered salary is € 21,000.00 gross paid in equal monthly installments with relative tax and social security deductions as provided by law. 


Applications must be submitted  by 18 January 2024, 12:00 CET at the latest to, 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).

The object of the email shall be: last name – Rif. GLOBAL-researcher-2024,.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview which will take place from 25 January 2024 onwards, in Rome at IAI headquarters, or online (Skype or other platforms) if that is not possible for substantiated reasons.

No phone calls, please.

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 all genders and to people of all ages and all nationalities, according to Italian law.