The coordinator is responsible for the logistical and administrative management of a joint research project between IFP and the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) of the University of Hamburg, involving the installation of a mobile laboratory in a public space in Pondicherry.

Main activities

  • Logistical coordination of the installation and maintenance of the mobile laboratory
  • Follow-up of the authorization requests to the Indian government (National Biodiversity Authority, Archeological Survey of India, etc.), as well as to the city's public partners.
  • Management and follow-up of the administrative procedures necessary for the successful completion of the project, in particular with the Indian authorities - organization of fluids with the technical services concerned
  • Solicitation of service providers and coordination of their interventions if necessary
  • Administrative management of the project: purchasing, follow-up of contracts


  • Project coordination and understanding of the technical issues of an event
  • General knowledge of administrative and financial management
  • English / Tamil / French - read, written, spoken
  • Autonomy and multiskills capability
  • Flexibility and organizational skills
  • Communication skills

Diploma required

Bachelor's degree or Bachelor of Arts

Proven professional experience in a similar position is required.

Location and conditions of employment

Contract with the University of Hamburg paid in euros.

Work location: French Institute of Pondicherry

Duration: 12 months full time (37.5h per week), renewable.

Contact: send CV and cover letter electronically to careers@ifpindia.org before January 11th, 2022.

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