14 August 2007
ESI analyst positions in Timisoara and Thessaloniki

The European Stability Initiative (ESI) is looking for analysts to support our research efforts in 2007 (with a possibility to continue beyond) in South Eastern Europe based in two cities:

  • Timisoara (Romania), for four month, full time preferred / part time possible, fluent Romanian and English essential, other languages an asset
  • Thessaloniki (Greece), for four month, part-time or full time, fluent in Greek and English

Analysts will work closely with the ESI Balkan project team and the Berlin Headquarter of ESI to contribute to ongoing ESI projects. Outputs of these projects are both ESI reports and contributions to serious TV documentaries. For comparison please look at previous ESI reports on Leskovac (Serbia) and Kicevo (Macedonia) or at ESI documentaries on Mitrovica and on Novi Travnik.

Analysts will conduct field research and interviews and provide analysis on regional political economies and social and cultural change as part of an ESI team effort.

Required skills/qualifications include:

  • A college degree and 3-5 years experience in media, government, NGO work or academia
  • A strong understanding of the country and extensive contacts in the regions (Timisoara and Thessaloniki) are an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to research work, with particular interest in and/or experience with issues pertinent to ESI's mission
  • Capacity to take initiative, prioritise duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team
  • Oral and written fluency in English, native in local language, fluency in other languages desirable
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, ability to work with extensive amounts of material
  • Flexibility to take research trips in country as well as availability to travel abroad
  • High energy and creativity
  • Computer, Internet research and database skills

Please submit your application (CV and a letter of motivation) until 14 September 2007 via e-mail to:

Sandra Bien-Aime
European Stability Initiative (ESI)

Job opening ESI analyst positions in Timisoara and Thessaloniki

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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