CFCVs/2017/15 Research Support MHUB
Human mobility in North Africa is characterized by complex movements originating within the region, as well as in other parts of Africa and the Middle East. They involve regular and irregular migrants, including those escaping poverty, discrimination and other human rights violations, those in search of a more dignified life and better opportunities, refugees and asylum seekers, those looking to reunite with family abroad, smuggled migrants, victims of trafficking and unaccompanied minors. People travelling along these routes often experience severe human rights violations. Refugees and migrants are smuggled, trafficked and held hostage for ransom, thereby being subjected to extortion, forced labour, sexual exploitation, slavery-like practices, servitude and torture, sometimes resulting in death. Migrants and refugees are stranded in transit or get caught up in conflicts and remain in situations of increasing vulnerability. State practice and actions of state authorities can include mandatory detention, inadequate conditions of detention, violence and discrimination by border authorities and unlawful and disproportionate use of force. To address the rights, needs and vulnerabilities of the people moving in these mixed and complex flows, further insight is needed into the circumstances of their movements.
Interested candidates are invited to submit detailed CV illustrating their experience in the field and cover letter by Sunday, the 26th of November 2017, at 17:00 O’clock, Cairo time on www.egypt.iom.int.
Please note that any application which would not have been submitted through IOM website would be invalid and would not be considered for the standing vacancy.
In addition, please note that applications should be duly done, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.