New vacancy: Academic Engagement Assistant – Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law

The Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law of Sanremo, Italy, calls for applications for the position of Academic Engagement Assistant.

The Institute, through the Department, aims at enhancing the knowledge and skills of government and civil society officials engaged in work with people in need of protection, namely refugees, internally displaced person (IDPs), stateless people and migrants. The Department’s Academic Unit works closely with academic institutions, governments and international organizations in the design and delivery of tailored capacity building and advocacy initiatives.

The ideal candidate shares our values in promoting the respect of international law and the safeguarding of human rights through compelling contents in multiple formats. S/he is a proactive team player with solid interpersonal skills. S/he can provide thorough insights on how our relationship with academia and training institutes can develop, as well as identify new projects that the Department can engage in to the benefit of its objectives and the mandate of the Institute.


  • Application deadline: 9 May 2022;
  • LocationThe incumbent can perform daily work remotely and may be expected to travel to Sanremo and Geneva upon request of the supervisor. 
  • Duration of roster-based consultancy: The incumbent will be offered a consultancy contract with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law from 15 May to 31 December 2022, with a provisional period of three months. Subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance, the contract can be extended.

All those interested are kindly invited to review the PDF version of the offer and apply by submitting an updated CV and a letter of interest to with the subject: VACANCY: Academic Engagement Assistant.

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