is an independent national research institute functioning in conjunction with the Parliament of Finland that seeks to produce reliable and current knowledge on international political and economic relations and European Union affairs. The research work and expertise of the Institute support public policymaking and promote informed debate in Finland and internationally.

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is now seeking a


to take office on 1 January 2015.

The statute governing this appointment requires the successful applicant to have a doctorate or equivalent academic record, full familiarity with the field of work of the research institute, and proven managerial skills and experience. The position is open to applicants of any nationality.

The Director will be fully responsible for successfully operating and developing the Institute. Successful performance of these duties will require broad expertise and substantial international experience, preferably in research-related functions, together with evidence of effective management. An excellent disposition for teamwork, and experience of influencing public policy and of the work of think tank organisations will be an advantage.

This appointment will be made for a fixed period not exceeding five years, lasting until the end of 2019. Applicants may submit their own salary expectations.

The Director will be a public servant attached to the Parliament of Finland, and the candidate will be required to provide the declaration of interests prescribed in section 13 of the Parliamentary Public Servants Act (Lakieduskunnan virkamiehistä, no. 1197 of 2003) before the appointment is finalised.

Applications must be addressed to the Board of the Institute and submitted to the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, PO Box 400, FI-00161 Helsinki, Finland, to arrive no later than 4.15 p.m. Finnish time on 4 April 2014 (address for delivery by hand: Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland). Applications may also be submitted by e-mail to to arrive before the foregoing deadline. Applications will not be returned.

Applications should include a CV of not more than five pages specifying the principal scientific qualifications and achievements and other evidence of competence and distinctions upon which the applicant wishes to rely. A provisional plan of not more than two pages is also requested indicating how the applicant would develop the work of the Institute.

Personal interviews are due to be held in May 2014. For further details of the duties of this position please contact the Chair of the Board of the Institute, Minister Antti Tanskanen, tel. +358 9 432 7790 or Pertti Rauhio, Director of Administration at the Parliament of Finland, tel. +358 9 432 2201.