17 December 2010
ESI VACANCY: Administrative Assistant in Istanbul

Please do no longer apply, applications have closed!

The European Stability Initiative (ESI) currently seeks to fill the following position in its Istanbul office for a six month period from 14 February 2011:

Administrative Assistant


  • Administrative work: includes maintaining up-to-date program files, coordinating meetings and schedules, database entries, routine correspondence, organizing program logistics and travel;
  • Providing support for the ESI European Commission project, including event organisation and liaising with the ESI Fellows;
  • Ongoing involvement in the development and planning of ESI projects in South Eastern Europe, Turkey and the South Caucasus;
  • Preparing advocacy and programme materials;
  • Public outreach through newsletter distribution, correspondence, meetings and conferences;
  • Administrative support to staff and key partner organizations.


  • A college degree and professional experience in a fast-paced environment that requires self-motivation, direct involvement in operations, professionalism, and independent judgment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to work in an international setting, with particular interest and/or experience in issues pertinent to ESI’s mission;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Computer, internet research and database skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Oral and written fluency in English.
  • Available for travel.

Please submit your application (CV and a letter of motivation) to the following address adminassistant@esiweb.org by Monday 10 January 2011.

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