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Call for applications: Russia research coordinator

AMO AMO / Ed. 15. 6. 2020
Call for applications: Russia research coordinator

We are looking for a new colleague to reinforce our MapInfluenCE team at AMO in a position of coordinator for Russia-related research.

The MapInfluenCE project (previously known as ChinfluenCE) is an internationally acclaimed project dealing with the influence of the People’s Republic of China and other authoritarian powers in the region of Central Europe. Specifically, MapInfluenCE explores the convergences/divergences between the influence of Russia and China in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Russia research coordinator will be in charge of the newly-formed Russia team, coordinating research activities and promotion of the project outputs and managing related advocacy campaigns. The job position is part-time for 12 months, based in Prague with the possibility to work remotely.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Selecting and overseeing the members of the new Russia team consisting of four analysts in four V4 countries under the MapInfluenCE projec
  • Co-designing research strategy and coordinating the Russia team’s research activities
  • Overseeing the public and media presentation of the project and its activities in all four countries, editing the final outputs of the Russia research team
  • Taking part in advocacy activities within the scope of the project in the Czech Republic and abroad


  • Master’s degree or PhD. in relevant fields (Russia studies, Area Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Political Science, etc.
  • Proved track record in the analysis of Russia-related issues
  • Excellent command of English, competency in Czech and Russian desired
  • Demonstrated experience with managing a team and conducting multinational research projects
  • Intellectual curiosity, passion for problem-solving, creativity and diligence
  • Attention to detail, good time-management abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to present results of the project persuasively
  • Ability to work under stress and under a limited supervision
  • Demonstrated experience with appearances in media
  • Demonstrated experience with political advocacy, professional experience in Brussels preferred
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally (at least once in a month)

We offer

  • Part-time employment (0,5) with flexible hours
  • Possibility to work remotely (home office)
  • Dynamic, multi-national and friendly work environment
  • Engaging tasks requiring creative solutions, space for your ideas to be implemented
  • Corresponding salary
  • Opportunity to work on an internationally acclaimed unique project in one of the most prominent Czech foreign policy think tanks

 Applicants, please contact Ivana Karásková, the founder and leader of MapInfluenCE project, at ivana.karaskova@amo.cz attaching:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter (please describe why do you want to work with us and why we should hire you, max 1 A4)
  • Contacts of two people who can provide a reference for your work
  • Written consent with the processing of personal information

Please send your applications by June 28th, 11 PM CET.

We will notify you about the results of the preselection on June 30th. Only successful applicants will be invited to the second round of the job interview.

We reserve the right to withdraw from the selection process at any point.

We are looking forward to your applications!

About MapInfluenCE

MapInfluenCE focuses on China’s influence in Central Europe, namely Czechia, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, and intersections with the influence of other, authoritarian international actors. MapInfluenCE findings were widely quoted in European, the US and Australian press, mentioned in e.g. US-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s 2018 Annual Report or the Reporters without Borders’ report on the vulnerability of media, and presented at the European Parliament or to the delegation of US Congressmen and Senators. The international team has published more than 20 policy and briefing papers in five different languages (English, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, and Slovak), authored articles or were quoted in numerous local as well as international media including Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, China Digital Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Politico Brussels Influence, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Diplomat, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Le Temps, Radio Free Europe, etc.

 About AMO

AMO is a non-governmental non-profit Prague-based organization founded in 1997. Its main aim is to promote research and education in the field of international relations. AMO facilitates the expression and realization of ideas, thoughts, and projects in order to increase education, mutual understanding, and tolerance among people. AMO represents a unique and transparent platform where academics, business people, policymakers, diplomats, media and NGOs can interact in an open and impartial environment.

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