Global Fellow – Migration and Inequality

    Global Fellow - Migration and Inequality
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    The Global Fellow – Migration and Inequality will help support ongoing research projects at UNU-CPR, working closely with an appointed senior researcher within the Centre. Candidates who are focused on migration and inequality are invited to apply for one six-month Fellowship, which may be remote.

    Candidates from underrepresented groups – including those who are the first in their family to attend higher education, underserved communities, or those from conflict-affected areas – are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Terms of Reference

    • Conduct research work related to the delivery of research in the Equitable Development and Migration pillar, focusing in particular on the relationships between migration, inequality, and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the Global South.
    • Assist with the delivery of background research and literature reviews on migration and inequality to support academic publications and policy reports.
    • Support delivery of the Equitable Development and Migration pillar’s new migration policy seminar series, hybrid events held quarterly in New York and Geneva, and other events as appropriate.
    • Monitor the delivery of project outputs (reports, blogs, and articles) and related activities, including through liaison with researchers, authors, and organizations as appropriate.
    • Support the development of research proposals on topics relevant to the work of the pillar, for example, environmental/climate migration, the Humanitarian Development Peace nexus, and protracted displacement.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


    • Degree or postgraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: geography, development studies, law, economics, politics, or other relevant subject is required
    • Good computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required
    • Knowledge of migration or inequality issues is required
    • Experience with conducting background research and literature reviews
    • Experience with events organization is an advantage
    • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
    • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

    A lump sum payment of USD1,000 will be made on a monthly basis, inclusive of all fees.

    Apply on UNU Careers Portal.