New Vacancy: Assistant Coordinator – Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law

The Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law of the Institute is calling for applications for the position of Assistant Coordinator.

The Department aims at enhancing the knowledge and skills of government, international organizations, civil society officials and academics engaged in work with people in need of protection, namely refugees, internally displaced person (IDPs), stateless people and migrants. Through its capacity building programme and horizontal sharing of experiences, the Department advocates for the safeguarding of human rights in a way that complements and adds to the efforts of relevant stakeholders in this field of protection.

The Institute has a consolidated reputation worldwide and a long-lasting cooperation with international organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration – IOM, and the International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC, and enjoys consultative status at ECOSOC and Council of Europe.

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for the management and development of the courses, activities and initiatives of the Specialisation Programme on Protection Coordination (SPPC). The Programme is implemented in partnership and with the support of the Global Protection Cluster and the Areas of Responsibility (AoRs) on Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection, Housing, Land and Property and Mine Action. The SPPC aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of professionals responsible for coordinating protection interventions in the context of humanitarian action, such as Protection Cluster and AoRs Coordinators and Co-Coordinators as well as government and civil society actors. The Assistant Coordinator will also contribute to the implementation of the overall Mandate of the Department.

The ideal candidate shares our values in promoting the respect of international law and the safeguarding of human rights through training and other initiatives in multiple formats. S/he is a proactive team player with solid interpersonal and coordination skills. S/he can provide thorough insights on how our courses and initiatives can be more impactful and identify new projects that the Department can engage into for the benefit of its objectives and the mandate of the Institute.


  • Application deadline: 27 February 2023
    After the issuance of this vacancy, the Department reserves the right to initiate the selection process prior its deadline;
  • Starting date: immediate incorporation
  • Contract: The incumbent will be offered a consultancy contract with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law until 31 December 2023, with a provisional period of up to three months. Subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance, the contract can be extended. The incumbent can perform daily work remotely and may be expected to travel to Sanremo and Geneva upon request of the supervisor.

Applications must be submitted via the following link.

All those interested are kindly invited to carefully review the PDF version of the offer, to get more information on the application methods.

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