Deadline: 31 March 2011
Open to: researchers with field research experience, fluent in English and Croatian
Salary: not stated
The European Stability Initiative (ESI) is a non-profit research and policy institute, created due to the need of independent, in-depth analysis of the complex issues involved in promoting stability and prosperity in Europe. It has been involved in South-Eastern Europe since its foundation and has produced a range of reports on Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, but has not previously worked in Croatia.
The current call for applications is a 3-month contract, initially, spanning from mid-April until July 2011, to support research for a report and documentary film about Croatia.
The task of the researcher is o study the remarkable transformation that Croatian society has undergone since 1999, its confrontation with the legacy of war in the 1990s, and its road to joining NATO and negotiating membership within the European Union. The aim is to explain Croatia’s transformation to a wider European audience of decision makers and opinion leaders.
Applicants such meet the following criteria:
* Experience in conducting empirical field research
* Fluency in Croatian and English;
* Strong motivation and ability to conduct independent research (partly alone with guidance of other ESI staff members, partly in a team)
* Strong writing skills are an asset
Submit the following documents to, [email protected],
* Letter of motivation
* Written sample of previous research-based writing (in English)
The salary for this position will depend on the experience of the successful candidate.