Research Assistant

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Organisation Internationale pour les Pays les Moins Avancés (OIPMA)
International Organisation for the Least Developed Countries (IOLDCs)


Roles & responsibilities:

The Research Assistant will be carrying out the following main activities:

  • Support President and Main Representative to UNOG with research and information analysis on regional and thematic issues as requested.
  • Conduct background research on issues related to the work of the organization.
  • Support the President and Main Representative to the United Nations in Geneva in the development of reports including drafting, editing, fact-checking, etc.
  • Conduct background research to support media, communications, or policy and research work as needed.
  • Attend relevant UN meetings, events, and/or conferences, including notetaking as required.
  • Provide support to IOLDCs’ President and Main Representative to UNOG in the organization of side events where required, both online and offline.
  • Provide administrative support, where required.

Qualifications & Education requirements

The candidate needs to have good knowledge of human rights. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, human rights, international security, international law or related field, with good research skills. Candidates do not need to be enrolled in a university programme for the duration of the assignment.

Other preferred skills:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with drafting and editing
  • Experience with research and/or information analysis
  • Strong written & oral communication skills in English; a written and spoken skill in other UN languages is preferred
  • Experience in a workplace and ability to prioritize and manage responsibilities
  • Basic knowledge of or interest in human rights issues
  • Versatile team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Very good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proactive and can-do attitude
  • Willingness to work in a small team

We offer:

  • Multicultural working environment
  • Links to other human rights organisations working in Geneva
  • Links to the United Nations
  • Work certificate


Interested candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to e-mail their curriculum vitae and a short motivational statement in English, to: (with the subject line “Application: Research Assistant”).  Only complete applications will be considered. Recruitment will be on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held at IOLDCs’ Geneva Office. On an exceptional basis, interviews can be also organized online.