Interested in migration, human rights and social research? apply to this position with Impact Initiative!
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Organization: IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence - based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote - sensing
Duty Station: Palermo
When: 12th February 2018
open to: individuals with possesing requirements
Job description: Reporting to the Field Manager in Palermo, the Data collector will be responsible for the implementation of REACH’s data collection in the field. The role will entail going to migrant reception centres and interviewing child and youth migrants on the basis of predefined questionnaires. Interviews may take the form of one-by-one questionnaires on mobile phone devices (provided). Extensive training on these data collection methods will be provided, however, after initial supervision and guidance, prospective candidates must feel confident to go to migrant centres alone. This role requires strong interpersonal skills, as data collectors will be required to approach children and teenagers for interview who may be in a very tense environment. For this reason, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate previous experience of working with children and/or teenagers in difficult environments. Further, the role requires solid negotiation skills in negotiating access and maintaining good working relationships with reception centre authorities (data collectors will be supported in gaining formal authorisation to enter the centres). The office of the organisation will be located in Palermo, Italy, however, Data collectors are required to be available for quick deployment all over Sicily. As such, Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.
The Data collector will be responsible for:
1) Primary data collection
- Conduct face to face interviews with children/youth in reception centres
- Ensure anonymity of respondents and develop relationship of trust and safe space during data collection exercise with respondents
- Accurate recording of data collected
- Provide daily feedback to the Field Manager regarding any challenges faced during data collection (incl. tool development, stakeholder and respondent management)
- Ensure prompt transcript of the notes and accuracy of the data collected
- Be available to follow up on missing/incongruent information, as required
2) Representation of the organisation
- Liaise and maintain good relationships with the management of migration centres to ensure access
- Develop good relationships with members of the migrant community
- Working knowledge of Italian
- Fluency in at least two of the following languages: English, French, Arabic.
- Strong representation and interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Previous experience working with children/teenagers
- Ability to operate in a cross - cultural environment requiring flexibility
- Drivers licence and confidence to drive alone in the city & countryside
- Availability to travel across Sicily on a regular basis
- Ability to work independently and confidence to go alone to migrant reception centres
- Computer literacy to be able to work on smart phone based data collection applications
- Valid work permit
- Demonstrated interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research skills
- Previous work experience in migration, ideally, in the refugee crisis response either as part of an NGO
- Previous work experience in counselling and education projects with children
Further information: Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.
The selected candidate will be legally contracted by IMPACT in-country implementing partner
The multicultural NGO Alkarama is always looking for interns to join its staff, offering two different internships’ programme: legal internship and media internship. Choose the most suitable programme for you and work with a young non-governmental human rights organisation based in Geneva!
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Organisation: Alkarama is a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organisation established in 2004 to assist all those in the Arab world subjected to or at risk of extrajudicial execution, enforced disappearance, torture, and arbitrary detention. Acting as a bridge between individual victims and international human rights mechanisms, Alkarama works towards an Arab world where all individuals live in freedom and dignity, and are protected by the rule of law. Alkarama brings pro bono legal assistance to victims of the most serious human rights violations, without any discrimination. The organisation focuses its efforts on violations of the right to life, human dignity, physical integrity and freedoms such as extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary detention. Using the international human rights mechanisms and working closely with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR ), Alkarama documents individual cases of violations through direct contact with the victims, their families or lawyers, and submits complaints on their behalf to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies, asking them to intervene with the State in question to put an end to these violations. Alkarama also brings media attention to the cases and situations it covers, helping victims to have their voices heard and shedding light on the human rights situation of a country, through press releases as well as public reports and analyses published in various media outlets. In order to reach a broader audience, Alkarama increasingly relies on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Legal Internship: people with master degree in law or social sciences with an international law component
Media Internship: people with degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations
When: from January to June or from July to December
Deadline: The openings are usually advertised in October for the January-June internship and April for the July-December internship.
Job Description: Alkarama’s internship programme – in both our Legal and Communication departments – provides opportunities for young graduates with an interest in the Arab world to gain experience in a multicultural NGO, working in cooperation with the United Nations, to defend victims of human rights violations in the MENA region. Alkarama’s interns have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the work of the organisation, thus gaining a valuable experience that can be carried forward through the rest of their careers. Alkarama offers full-time internships lasting for six months in its Geneva headquarters.
The work of legal interns includes a variety of tasks such as research, interviewing of victims and recording of testimonies, drafting of complaints for submission to the UN human rights protection mechanisms, attendance and note-taking at UN conferences including the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and the sessions of the Treaty Bodies, synthesizing of information about individual cases of human rights violations, and drafting of reports.
The media intern is working closely with his/her colleagues of both the legal and media departments. The work includes writing news stories for Alkarama’s website, publishing articles, maintaining and monitoring social media networks (Twitter/Facebook) and media contacts’ database. The intern is also expected to contribute to the production of audio-visual work.
The ideal legal intern holds a Masters degree in law or social sciences with an international law component, speaks and writes fluently French or English with preferably a working knowledge of the other, with Arabic being a valuable asset. The applicant should also have strong analytical and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in human rights and the Middle East.
The ideal communications intern holds a degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations, previous experience in a news, communications or campaigning organisation, a good understanding of social media and multimedia tools. The intern must also have an excellent command of English, with preferably a working knowledge of French and/or Arabic and a demonstrated interest in politics and the media in the Arab world.
Application process: when available, the application form will be on this site
Alkarama Foundation | 150 route de Ferney
CH-1211 Genève 2
Phone: +41 22 734 1006
Fax: +41 22 734 1034
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Do you aim to work to promote critical research that theorises and provides understanding of poverty in a global context? Apply now for the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and you will have the opportunity to work in an international environment as part of CROP's administrative Secretariat in Bergen!
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Organization: The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) Secretariat is located at the University of Bergen and has been established to promote research that provides a deep understanding of poverty and its causes in a global context. In consultation with the CROP Scientific Committee, it is responsible for the effective development, implementation and evaluation of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty. CROP has two institutional sponsors, the University of Bergen and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and in 2009 the ISSC signed an agreement which incorporated CROP into the university's academic and administrative environment. Through projects, working groups and fellows, CROP’s Scientific Committee, emanates periodically publications, communications and events that helps researchers to understand the causes of poverty and how to defeat it
Duty Station: Bergen, Norway
Open to: College students
Timeframe: Internships are available throughout the year (except July and August), from 2 to 6 months
Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1
Job Description: Successful candidates will take part to the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty hosted by the University of Bergen (UiB) and tasks performed by interns will vary according to the needs and ongoing projects of CROP. Ideally, interns will:
- create content for social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube)
- organise and attending meetings, workshops or conferences
- draft reports and general administrative documents
- research information for reports
- lead video and web editing
Qualification: Applicants should have the following qualifications
- be university students whose home institutions will give them credit for the time spent at CROP (for examples through the Erasmus+ programme)
- have a relevant educational background in Social Studies, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations
- have excellent English language skills (spoken and written Level C1)
- knowledge of other languages is an advantage
Wage/Fees: Not provided
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Phone +47 55 58 97 44
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