11 February 2009
ESI vacancy: part-time administrator in Istanbul (deadline: 20 April 2009)


  • Administrative work – General office management, database entry and maintenance, invoices, weekly report, coordinating meetings and schedules.
  • Organizing program logistics and travel for staff in Istanbul, Berlin, Vienna and Brussels.
  • Public outreach to and liaising through list serves, correspondence, meetings and conferences;
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to program staff and key partner organizations.


  • A college degree and work experience in a fast-paced environment that calls for self-motivation, direct involvement in operations, professionalism, and independent judgment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to international institutional work, with particular interest in and/or experience with issues pertinent to ESI's mission;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Capacity to take initiative, prioritise duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team;
  • Computer, internet research and database skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Turkish. German would be an advantage.

Please submit your application (CV and a letter of motivation) via email at vacancies@esiweb.org by 20 April 2009.

About us
Photo credits
Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com