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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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.