New Vacancy: Junior Collaborator (Academic Unit)

The Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law of the Institute is calling for applications for the position of Junior Collaborator (Academic Unit).

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.

Through its training, capacity building 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. 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 Courses can be more impactful and identify new projects that the Department can engage into the benefit of its objectives and the mandate of the Institute.


  • Application deadline: 9 September 2022;
    Should the suitable candidate be identified earlier, the Institute may choose to begin the interview process before the application deadline;
  • Starting date: 15 September 2022;
  • Location: The incumbent can perform daily work remotely and may be expected to travel to Sanremo and Geneva upon request of the supervisor.

All those interested are kindly invited to carefully review the PDF version of the offer, to get more information on the application methods, and apply by submitting a letter expressing interest in the position and outlining reasons why the application should be selected,  an updated Curriculum Vitae, including three references (name, position and contact details) to .  

Subject to the email must be: “VACANCY: JUNIOR COLLABORATOR (ACADEMIC UNIT)”.

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