Sanremo Institute is Seeking a Junior Collaborator in Research and Content Development: Apply!

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Sanremo Institute is Seeking a Junior Collaborator in Research and Content Development: Apply!

The Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Sanremo Institute), located in Sanremo, Italy, is inviting applications for the position of Junior Collaborator in research and content development. This dynamic opportunity is designed to contribute to the institute’s mission of enhancing the knowledge and skills of government and civil society officials engaged in protecting refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), stateless individuals, and migrants.

About the Sanremo Institute: The Sanremo Institute, through its Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law, is committed to advocating for human rights and supporting relevant stakeholders in the protection field. With a global reputation and longstanding collaborations with international organizations such as UNHCR, IOM, and ICRC, the Institute is at the forefront of initiatives that promote the respect of international law.

Position Overview: The Junior Collaborator role is tailored to individuals who share the Institute’s values and are dedicated to promoting human rights through compelling content in various formats. The ideal candidate will be a proactive team player with solid interpersonal skills, capable of providing valuable insights to enhance the impact of training courses and identify new projects aligning with the Department’s objectives.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research and content development.
  • Develop a database of international legal instruments, challenges, and best practices.
  • Collect and organize learning resources for courses.
  • Assist with data collection and monitoring.
  • Support graphic design for the Department’s learning products and media communication.
  • Aid in translations of key documents.
  • Assist in developing internal documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Undertake any other tasks necessary to achieve the Department’s objectives.


  • Currently enrolled in a social sciences degree program or a recent graduate (within the last year).
  • Background in International Law, Human Rights, and Refugee Law.
  • Motivation and passion for working with organizations supporting the protection of refugees, IDPs, stateless persons, and migrants.
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Proficiency in corporate software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Research and analytical skills, with experience in previous research projects being advantageous.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent social and communication skills, coupled with a proactive and positive attitude.
  • Familiarity with graphic design tools such as Canva, Moodle, and Zoom for Education is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French; additional languages like Spanish, Russian, or Arabic are a plus.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their applications, including a letter expressing interest and an updated CV with three references, by January 28, 2024. The selected candidates will be offered an Occasional Collaboration Contract with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, with remote work arrangements.

Selection Criteria: Applicants from the Global South or with a background of forced displacement or statelessness are strongly encouraged to highlight this information in their applications.

Remuneration: The Institute envisages remuneration for the selected Junior Collaborators.

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Don’t miss this chance to contribute to impactful projects and make a difference in the field of international humanitarian law!


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