The UNHCR is offering a Community Based Protection Internship; operating within such a prominent organization you will have the chance to mean the difference: many hands make light work!


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Organization: UNHCR; the UN refugee agency, is a global organization committed to saving lives, protecting rights, monitoring the conditions of refugees, stateless people, forcibly displaced communities.


Duty Station: Rome, Italy


Open To: Recent graduates, current students/undergraduates in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, International Relations, Communication or related areas;


Timeframe: Starting as soon as possible;  Initially until 31/12/2019 (with the possibility of extension)


Deadline: 3 November 2019, at 23:59


Job description: The intern will support the protection (Community-Based) unit of the UNHCR Italian office in all relevant activities, with a particular focus on projects related to CBP activities. 

The intern will have the opportunity to strengthen and deepen the knowledge learned during university studies through his/her work experience in close coordination with protection colleagues and the direct contact with refugees. The intern will be trained and supported in his/her work.


Qualifications: Be a recent graduate (persons who completed their studies within one year of applying for an internship with UNHCR) or a current student/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education; 

Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in Political Science,Sociology, Anthropology, Law, International Relations, Communication or related areas;

Previous relevant working experiences with refugees and asylum issues is an asset;

Excellent knowledge and practice in the use of MS office and Web Browsing;

Strong communication skills;

Flexibility and ability to work autonomously and in team

Respect for diversity and capacity to work in stressful contexts; Fluency in English and Italian, both speaking and writing; Knowledge of other language/s is an asset;

Full time availability:

Ability to use editing and graphic layout programs (i.e. InDesign, Illustrator, Word, etc.) is an added value.


Wage/Fees:  Unspecified, still reimbursement of expenses shall be provided 


Application process: Candidates must have the right to work in Italy.

To apply, please download the Personal History Form (PHF) and Supplementary Sheet 

Then signup/login and complete the online application form.


Useful links: UNHCR website


Contact Information: Regional Office for Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, and The Holy See

Via Leopardi, 24 

Tel.: +39 06802121, 00185 Roma, ITALIA 

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Amnesty International, in collaboration with EdX, Stanford University, Udemy and Learnsity, has recently created free MOOCs courses, accessible online to all interested parties, and concerning issues related to the field of human rights. The courses are registered in English, French, Arabic and German and are an excellent opportunity for all those who would like to work in the world of international cooperation, of non-profit and in general for all those interested in enriching their cultural background with regard to rights human. If you care about Human Rights, don't waste time and sign up now!

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Organization: Amnesty International is an international non governmental and independent organization founded in 1961 by the English lawyer Peter Benenson who was outraged when two Portuguese students were jailed just for raising a toast to freedom. He wrote an article in The Observer newspaper and launched a campaign that provoked an incredible response. Reprinted in newspapers across the world, his call to action sparked the idea that people everywhere can unite in solidarity for justice and freedom. The organization’s main goal is to fights against human rights violations. The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "defence of human dignity against torture", and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978. Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. It works to mobilize public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place Amnesty considers capital punishment to be "the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights".

Duty Station: Online


Open To: All those interested in human rights


Timeframe:  The duration depends on the course chosen


Deadline: Open


Job description: In November 2015, Amnesty International launched its first MOOC in partnership with EdX, "Human Rights: The Right to Freedom of Expression", which is still available.

Amnesty International currently offers the following courses on human rights:

- “An introduction to Human Rights”, explains how human rights relate to our own life and equips you to take action for human rights;

- “An introduction to Human Rights defenders” and “Human Rights defenders: a short guide” will enable you to get to know the Human rights defenders activities;

-  “Human Rights: a tool for change” explains the concept of human rights, identifies and analyzes the rights that are of most concern to the students and the daily issues through the “human rights lens”;

- “Indigenous peoples’ land rights” identifies the main threats to indigenous people’s rights and promotes a crucial right of Indigenous peoples: the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent;

- “Speaking out for freedom of expression” explains the concept of freedom of expression and outlines the common threats to it;

- “Taking a stance against the death penalty”  gives and explanation on why the death penalty violates human rights;

 - “The right to freedom from torture” clearly defines torture identifies the unique status of torture and other ill-treatment under international law explains the current situation of torture worldwide and takes action to stop torture and other ill-treatment;

- “Write for rights- a short guide” describes Amnesty’s campaign Write For Rights.


The courses are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Russian and German.


Qualifications: The courses do not require any particular requirement or prior knowledge, but are addressed to those interested in human rights.


Wage/Fees: Free enrollment


Application process: To enroll to the online courses go to Amnesty’s Human Rights Academy


Useful links: 

Amnesty’s Human Rights Academy

Amnesty International

Amnesty Italia


Contact Information: 

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Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) è alla ricerca di candidati creativi, organizzati, appassionati e laboriosi per un tirocinio di advocacy di sei mesi a tempo pieno, a partire da luglio / agosto 2019, con sede a Dublino, in Irlanda. Cogli questa opportunità e inizia a lavorare per un'organizzazione internazionale!


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Ente: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) promuovono la consapevolezza e il sostegno alla democrazia e ai diritti umani in Bahrein e Medio Oriente.


Dove: Dublino, Irlanda.


Quando: Tirocinio di advocacy di sei mesi a tempo pieno, a partire da luglio / agosto 2019.


Destinatari: Laureati.


Scadenza: NS.


Descrizione dell’offerta

  • Ricercare crisi e questioni relative ai diritti umani nella regione del Golfo Arabico e le loro relazioni con il quadro giuridico internazionale in materia di diritti umani;
  • Progettazione di documenti programmatici e lettere di patrocinio al parlamento irlandese e al Ministero degli affari esteri a sostegno della missione dell'ADHRB;
  • Assistere nei preparativi dell'ADHRB per impegnarsi con il Consiglio dei diritti umani delle Nazioni Unite;
  • Partecipare e riferire su eventi, briefing e altre riunioni pertinenti presso il parlamento irlandese e il ministero degli Affari esteri durante le sessioni legislative e parlamentari;
  • Partecipare alle riunioni con attori nazionali e internazionali, comprese le ONG, per discutere dei diritti umani in Bahrein;
  • Partecipare alle riunioni con i responsabili politici per discutere dei diritti umani in Bahrein e nella regione del Golfo Arabico;
  • Organizzare eventi e panel nelle università locali e in parlamento per informare i responsabili politici, i partner delle ONG e i membri del pubblico;
  • Rafforzare i partenariati nazionali delle ONG attraverso un coordinamento e una cooperazione regolari;
  • Supportare le attività sui social media e fornire supporto amministrativo ove necessario.


Requisiti: Il candidato ideale sarà attualmente iscritto a un corso di laurea e disporrà di una laurea in Scienze politiche, relazioni internazionali, diritto o in un settore correlato con:

  • Capacità di lavorare in modo indipendente con una supervisione minima;
  • Motivazione, forti capacità organizzative e capacità di self-starting;
  • Competenza in Microsoft Office e piattaforme social media, in particolare Twitter;
  • Un interesse per il Medio Oriente e il Nord Africa, o per la promozione della democrazia e dei diritti umani;
  • Capacità di impegnarsi a tempo pieno - fino a 40 ore settimanali.


Lingue e località:

  • I candidati devono avere una buona conoscenza dell'inglese scritto e parlato;
  • I candidati devono risiedere a Dublino.


Retribuzione: Tirocinio non retribuito. 


Guida all’application: Invia ad ADHRB il tuo CV e la lettera di motivazione in formato PDF denominato SURNAME_Name_CV-CL a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. con oggetto European Advocacy Intern.


Link utili

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)



Contatti Utili:  

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain

Indirizzo: 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 205, Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel.: (202) 621-6141

Tel. (international): +001 (202) 621-6141

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Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a full-time six month Advocacy Internship, starting in July/August 2019, based in Dublin, Ireland. Take this opportunity and start working for an international organization!


For more opportunities go to: Europe


Organization: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) fosters awareness of and support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain and the Middle East.


Duty Station: Dublin, Ireland. 


Open To: Graduates. 


Timeframe: Full-time six month Advocacy Internship, starting in July/August 2019. 


Deadline: NS.


Job description

  • Research human rights crises and issues in the Arab Gulf region and their relations to the international human rights legal framework;
  • Draft policy papers and advocacy letters to the Irish parliament and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support ADHRB’s mission;
  • Assist in ADHRB’s preparations for engaging with the United Nations Human Rights Council;
  • Attend and report on events, briefings, and other relevant meetings in the Irish parliament and Ministry of Foreign Affairs during legislative and parliamentary sessions;
  • Attend meetings with international and national actors, including NGOs, to discuss human rights in Bahrain;
  • Attend meetings with policymakers to discuss human rights in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf region;
  • Organize events and panels at local universities and in parliament to brief policymakers, NGO partners, and members of the public;
  • Strengthen national NGO partnerships through regular coordination and cooperation;
  • Support social media activities and provide administrative support where needed.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate program and have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, or a related field with:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Motivation, strong organizational skills, and ability to be self-starting;
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office and social media platforms, in particular Twitter;
  • An interest in the Middle East and North Africa, or democracy and human rights promotion;
  • Ability to commit full-time – up to 40 hours per week.

Languages and Location:

  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Candidates must be based in Dublin.


Wage/Fees: Unpaid internship. 


Application process: Please send ADHRB your CV and cover letter in PDF format named SURNAME_Name_CV-CL to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line European Advocacy Intern.


Useful links:  

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)


Contact Information:

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain

Address: 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 205, Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel.: (202) 621-6141

Tel. (international): +001 (202) 621-6141

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Now more than ever is really important remember the work of a great historical figure that has fought for his ideas: Nelson Mandela.

In an age where boundaries among Countries are becoming deep ruts that mark humanity, where differences among cultures and people are drawn as a wave of threat for the integrity of a Country, where social and ethnic prejudices reign supreme, is our duty remember who has fought for human rights, against racism and segregation, in favour of peace and equality.

Declared in 2009 by United Nations, Mandela Day is celebrated every 18 th of July, birthday of the South African activist.
Patient and determined man, Nelson Mandela was the symbol of anti-racism: he became the first black head of state of South Africa, he was the leader of anti-apartheid and thanks to him his Country became free and democratic.
While he was serving his life sentence in jail caused by his membership to the African National Congress, “Nalson Mandela Free” was shouted by many anti-apartheid activists.

In 1990 complaints were so powerful that freedom was restored to the one who lived and defended freedom.
In 1993, at the age of 74, Nelson Mandela won Nobel Peace Prize, not until received Sakharov Freedom of Tought Prize in 1998 and Lenin Peace Prize in 1990.

The name given at his birth was actually Rolihlahla that means “troublemaker” and not Nelson, given later at elementary school.
And after all, he caused trouble to the white domination government of South Africa, making people free from prejudice and evil, teaching the importance the defence of freedom of thought.

«I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society.»


Edited by Valeria Verna

Join Maximo Nivel for an interesting Human Right Internship in Latin America focused on social justice and human empowerment and immerse yourself into an international community, learning about the impact of culture, social values, gender and ethnicity.


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Organization: Maximo Nivel was funded in 2003. It the leading organization in study abroad and educational travel in Latin America. It is an internationally-accredited organization with 4 local institutes in 3 of the world’s most beautiful countries: Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru.

The most important role is to bring structure, organization and quality service to the internship program. We work with more than 5,000 students, volunteers, clients, and travelers every year. Our success is based on our commitment to quality and the highest level of client service. At Maximo Nivel, we continuously invest in professional staff and first-class facilities to ensure you have a great experience!

We follow the Standards of Good Practice from the Forum on Education Abroad and the Forum’s Code of Ethics for Education Abroad.

Duty Station: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru


Open To: those strongly interested in social fields like development, equality, justice, human rights and social responsibility. In particular, they are looking for people with international background.


Timeframe: not given


Deadline: open all the year


Job description: the trainee will contribute to work with change agents and other social workers and he will help with community outreach, education, research and fundraising.



  • at least 18 years of age;
  • enrolled in Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Anthropology, or related discipline;
  • intermediate Spanish language skills are required;
  • final project required;
  • hard working, ready to jump in and contribute;
  • positive mindest;
  • able to be creative with limited resources.


Wage/Fees: according to the different destination programs, candidates can find different fees on the website.


Application process:  if you want information only, you can use the contact form or you can schedule a live call with a program advisor. To apply now for your program fill out the registration form here: Application Form


Useful information:  if your Spanish language skills are not at this level, the organization offers online Spanish classes in order to bring your skills up to the appropriate level and ensure your success. You can also find other amazing internship opportunities in other fields: education, hospitality & tourism, medical, micro- business, special education, veterinary science and customized internships. In addition, you can apply for Volunteer Programs concerning Eco- Agriculture, Animal Care, Medical & Healthcare, Teaching English, Construction, Sea Turtles Conservation and so on.




Useful links: Link to the Human Rights Internship


Contact Information:

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 "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." -- Eleanor Roosevelt


Today, December 10th, the International Human Rights Day occurs just as every year. It is an important day for human beings, all of them, and despite those rights  being also known as fundamental rights of every human being, men, women, children, without making differentiations based on race, gender, language, religion ... unfortunately they are not yet recognized as they should. That 10th of December 1948, when the United Nations Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drawn up by people with different and distant cultural backgrounds, we have been shown instead how we can be aware of what is right or wrong and how we can be united after a tragic and wearying event like World War II. This December 10th though adds something more; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates its 70th birthday. This merry event cheers us up a little and reminds us that this valuable document based on dignity, equality and respect towards and for all individuals, affects us closely and if we get to know it and appreciate it will empower us to assert our most important rights and values. The United Nations commemorates this day with numerous events around the world; from Europe to Africa, from the United States to Asia and back to South America. These events can be consulted on the website edited ad hoc by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR - which promotes the 'Stand up 4 Human Rights' campaign which, in this digitalized era, has been diligently furnished with the related tag #Standup4humanrights. In Italy this day  will also be commemorated in 80 Italian cities by a torchlight procession organized by some of the major well known NGOs such as ActionAid, Amnesty International Italy, Caritas, EMERGENCY, Oxfam, which invite people to join the event which carries the title ‘Diritti a testa alta’, #Dirittiatestaalta, with the message that "today more than ever it is urgent to recover the principles of humanity and civil cohabitation that are the fundamentals of the Declaration and that the rhetoric of fear is trying to dismantle". The list of  the citys' squares is available at this link. We therefore welcome the invitation that the organizations from all over the world pass on to us; let’s use this day to think about the immense power that the Declaration bestows on humanity above all in the valorization of dignity.


Edited by Ludovica Mango


For curiosities about a breaf history of the Declaration read our article: Human Rights History in pills in the section International Organizations

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and must act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. »
This is what is mentioned in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed in Paris on December 10th, 1948, whose drafting was promoted by the United Nations for application in all member states. The Declaration of Human Rights is an ethical code of fundamental historical importance: for the first time in the history of humanity, in fact, a document that concerned all the people of the world without distinction was produced; for the first time it was written that there are rights that every human being must be able to enjoy for the only reason of existing. Every year on December 10th the International Day of Human Rights is celebrated, to commemorate the proclamation  of this important document.

The aim of this day is to educate and raise awareness about respect for men as such and to remember the steps taken by society towards the respect of all human beings, against slavery and the abolition of individual rights. It is no coincidence that the day presents itself as a moment of confrontation and reflection to pay tribute to all human rights defenders who, through their actions, struggle to put an end to discrimination and injustice.
In 1993, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was established to protect and promote human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration.
The Declaration of Human Rights serves as an inspiring muse for another international treaty, namely the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR); adopted in the Council of Europe and signed in Rome on the 4th of November 1950, it can be defined as the purest and most complete form of protection of human rights, as it is legally binding. This Convention has made possible the creation of the European Court of Human Rights in 1959, which is based in Strasbourg and has as its main objective the respect of the rights established by the same Cedu. To protect human rights in Europe, the European Union Agency for Human Rights was set up in 2007, as an evolution of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia.

Human rights are the foundations of freedom, peace, development and justice and it is essential to make laws to protect and support human rights, just as men and women who are courageously struggling to protect their own and others' rights.

A number of UN peacekeeping operations have a human rights component. In total, UN activities in the field of human rights are currently carried out on the territory of 30 nations. They contribute to strengthening national capacities in the areas of human rights legislation, administration and education; investigate violations that are reported and assist governments in taking corrective measures where they are needed. The International Day of Human Rights is therefore one of the flagship events in the calendar of the United Nations headquarters and is honored with high-profile political conferences and cultural events such as exhibitions or concerts on the subject of human rights. Furthermore, the two most important awards in this field are traditionally attributed in this day, namely the UN Human Rights Prize, awarded in New York, and the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. We also have links to the Vienna Declaration and Action Program (VDPA) adopted by the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights in 1993; this meeting marked a fundamental moment to reaffirm the importance of the value of cooperation and to develop awareness of the North-South cleavage, as well as constituted a significant turning point in attitudes towards women.
Until now, human rights have rarely figured in the diagnoses or recipes suggested by the international community; instead, it would be good for governments to invest in human rights with the same conviction with which they invest in economic recovery.
The international law is clear: "Whoever you are, wherever you live, your voice counts".


Useful Links: some of the international organizations and NGO’s which are involved directly in human rights:

- United Nations Office of the High Commissiones for Human Rights - OHCHR

- European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

- Corte Europea dei Diritti dell'Uomo

- Amnesty International

- Human Rights Watch

- Human Rights Action Center

- OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

- Human Rights Without Frontiers

- Asian Human Rights Commision

- African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

- Council of Europe


Read our article dedicated to the International Day of Human Rights: 10th of December 2018: 70 years of Human Rights Day in the section International Organizations

What is that brings more than a hundred young students from all over the world to gather in Rome and spend four days intensively working together? Surely the hope to gain professional skills and access to useful networks, but I think that there is something more that connects all the participants of the International Careers Festival: the idea that we can all learn something from each other, and that our diversity will bring us new ideas and perspectives. We are all human beings, different but so similar to each other, and we know that we all deserve mutual trust and respect. I could bet that all the participants of this extraordinary festival have this same belief, and that’s why so many activities and projects are focused on the topic of Human Rights. Indeed, many of the students have chosen to participate in the International Careers Course or in the Model United Nations to simulate the work of those figures who promote and protect Human Rights, like diplomats, NGOs, and major representative institutions.

Professionals from a wide range of institutions have come to the festival each day, and have been a source of great inspiration; for instance, Giulia Pirozzi, the Individual Activism Officer of Amnesty International Italia. Her experience and success in the field of international cooperation and Human Rights have allowed her to give precious advice both to the International Careers Course participants and to the MUN members. During our interview she has indeed called for more dialogue between various international institutions, and has encouraged the MUN members to develop this aspect in their simulation, to produce a concrete change in the future.

Human Rights are frequently endangered in conflict situations, and for this reason the institutions responsible of handling crisis and conducting military operations must commit to the protection of civil population in these scenarios. Doctor Guillaume Lasconjarias, researcher at the NATO Defense College, has explained that not only NATO is committed to the avoidance of any civilian victim, but is also actively promoting the well being of communities endangered by the war: the Cultural Protection Programs focuses exactly on the preservation of civil heritage and cultural properties, to guarantee that, after the end of conflicts, civilians still have places where to reconnect to their historical and social background.

All the students that participate to the Rome Model United Nations consider the protection and promotion of human rights as an essential feature of the UN, but the ones who are part of the UNHCR committee are especially aware of their importance, since refugees are too often stripped of their liberties, and may suffer terrible abuses. The Italian student Flavia Minelli has chosen to take part in the UNHCR simulation since, as she told us, refugees and displaced people don’t have any kind of representation, and they rely entirely on international organizations. The only way to address the issue is therefore a joint effort between NGOs, governments, and supranational organization like the UN.

In a world where diversity is frequently linked with prejudice and discrimination, the awareness and commitment of these young people are more important than ever. That’s why projects as the International Careers Festival are so significant: they reunite all these young adults, so that they can be inspired by each other, exchange ideas and approaches, and continue their lives even more prepared and motivated. As Malala Yousafzai used to say: “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world”.


Teresa Trallori

Team 5 - Press Game


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

or volunteer

- Previous work experience in counselling and education projects with children


 Application process: Send  in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references in English  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The reference "Ref: 18/ITA/RDT1" should be indiciated in the mail subject line


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


Useful Link:

Impact Initiative

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