Student Assistant(s) (m/f/d) for the Research Project “Research Support for the Special Initiative Decent Work for a Just Transition”

  • The GIGA seeks to hire one or two

    Student Assistant(s) (m/f/d)

    to support the research project “Research Support for the Special Initiative Decent Work for a Just Transition” for 40 hours per month for at least 6 months, remuneration: EUR 12,00 per hour. The position should start on 15 April 2023. The project provides research support to the BMZ and implementing institutions by investigating the effects of important representative approaches used in the Special Initiative regarding productive employment. More information can be found here. The student assistant(s) will support the ongoing analysis and documentation of four different program evaluations (three in Ghana, one in Côte d’Ivoire). Currently, the majority of the work can be performed remotely.


    • Data cleaning, analysis and (graphic) processing

    • Documentation of the projects for public outreach (website, presentations, etc.)

    • Literature research


    • Master student in economics (preferably specialized in development economics) or another relevant discipline

    • Enrolled in a German university

    • Familiarity with MS Office is required

    • Well-advanced knowledge with Stata is required

    • Familiarity with R and other statistical software is an asset

    • Proficiency in English is required

    • Proficiency in French is an asset

    • Team spirit, ability to work independently, and longer-run commitment

    Interested applicants are kindly requested to email their complete application (short cover letter, CV, summary of academic achievements) in the form of one PDF file to:

    Regina Schnars German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg E-Mail:

    Screening of applications begins on 22 March, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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