IAI Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa Research Programme 2023/2024-Apply Now!

Application Deadline: 5 January 2023,

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), based in Rome, (Italy), is hiring a Junior Researcher to work in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa Programme to carry out and disseminate research with a particular focus on the following topics:

  • Political, socio-economic and security dynamics in the Middle East, (Iraq, Iran, Gulf monarchies, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt)
  • European and transatlantic policies with a particular focus on conflict, human security, cooperation and peace mediation,
  • (Inter)regionalism and regionalisation
  • Dynamics and governance of migration and displacement.

The successful candidate will be integrated in all the work processes of the program carried out by the IAI headquarters in Rome.

Applicants must have the following requirements:

  • Italian or foreign Master Degree in: international relations, political science, area studies, diplomatic studies, economy, international law (completed or at an advanced stage following the delivery of the final thesis)
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Italian
  • Knowledge of academic literature relating to the Mediterranean/broader Middle East, as well as Euro-Mediterranean relation
  • Relevant work experience (which may also include postgraduate and/or internship training
  • Advanced skills in analytical writing and reporting

Preferential qualifications

  • Knowledge of a Middle Eastern language
  • Work or study experience in the region
  • English language publications
  • Editorial experience
  • Knowledge of gender dynamics in international relations, with particular reference to the role of women in diplomacy and peace mediation


  • The successful candidate will be offered a term contract lasting from 20 January to December 31st, 2023, with possibilities of renewal.
  • The annual offered salary is € 8,135.00 gross paid in equal monthly installments with relative tax and social security deductions as provided by law.

Application Procedure:

Applications must be submitted by 5 January 2023, 23:59 (CET) to programma-med(at)iai.it , email object: last name – Rif. MED-junior-researcher-2023, attaching in a single pdf document:

  • CV including date of birth, title of the Master’s thesis and final grade, relevant work experience
  • motivational letter in English
  • possibly up to 2 short publications
  • signed consent form for the processing of personal data (IT, download)

The candidate may also attach a letter of reference.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IAI Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa Research Programme 2023/2024


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