New Vacancy: Project Assistant (Outreach) – 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 Project Assistant (Outreach).

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 Project Assistant (Outreach) is responsible for supporting the Lead Coordinator in developing and delivery of the courses, as well as in implementing communication and outreach activities. S/he is also expected to have excellent organizational skills and to be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.

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 expected to be a proactive team player with solid interpersonal and coordination skills.


  • Application deadline: 24 March 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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