European Stability Initiative, Administrative Assistant


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • Germany


Europe's think tank for South East Europe and enlargement - films and reports on the Balkans, Turkey, Central Europe and the South Caucasus. ESI's experienced and multidisciplinary team is committed to provide policy makers with relevant strategic analysis. ESI has had a substantial impact on international policy towards South Eastern Europe. Its advice was sought regularly by a range of policy makers across the region. In order to promote discussion and debate among the policy community all ESI publications are widely distributed and available on its website free of charge. ESI's efforts depend on the contributions of governments, corporations and private individuals to fund its activities.


Would you like to work for the European Stability Initiative (ESI), a small but influential European think-tank? We need administrative support in the day-to-day running of our projects and activities.


  • coordinating meetings and schedules;
  • making travel arrangements;
  • routine correspondence by phone, email and letters;
  • preparing advocacy and programme materials;
  • organising events;
  • maintaining up-to-date programme and financial files as well as address lists and the database of contacts;
  • public outreach, liaising through social media;
  • managing internship and job applications;
  • preparing basic facts for reports to ESI donors; and
  • providing any other administrative and logistical support that the chairman, the office manager and the programme staff may require.

Please submit your application (a CV and a letter of motivation) via email to: If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask by writing to the same address!

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

  • Oral and written fluency in German and English;
  • Work experience in providing administrative support of the type mentioned above;
  • Excellent organisational skills, capacity to take initiative and provide support pro-actively, to prioritise duties, and to work independently while functioning as a member of a team;
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Interest in ESI's work and mission (see;
  • Written and oral communications skills (in both German and English);
  • Computer, internet research and database skills;
  • Basic understanding of HTML and content management systems desirable.


Deadline: September 15, 2019

Cost/funding for participants:

This is a full-time employed position in Berlin under German law. We offer a stimulating and fast-paced environment, and involvement in the planning and running of ESI projects.

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