2022 UNU-CPR Global Fellow – Migration and Inequality

Deadline: August 31, 2022.

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in New York is one of 13 research and training Institutes that comprise the think tanks in the UNU system. UNU-CPR combines research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges.

The UNU-CPR Global Fellows will work to integrate researchers from underrepresented backgrounds in new and ongoing research projects that shape multilateral policymaking processes. Candidates who are focused on Migration and Inequality are invited to apply for one 6-month Fellowship, which may be remote. The Fellow will help support ongoing research projects at UNU-CPR, working closely with an appointed senior researcher within the Centre. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to develop and test their own research proposals with potential donors.


  • Conduct research work related to delivery of research in the Equitable Development and Migration (EDM) Pillar, focusing in particular on the relationships between migration, inequality and delivery of the SDGs in the context of the Global South.
  • Assist with delivery of background research and literature reviews on migration and inequality to support academic publications and policy reports.
  • Support delivery of EDM’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, 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, 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, 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 organisation is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.


  • The successful candidate will be retained under a Consultant Contract (CTC) as a Global Fellow – Migration and Inequality for six months. Consultants engaged by UNU may not provide services for more than twenty-four (24) months in a thirty-six (36) month period.
  • Lump sum payment of USD1,000 will be made on a monthly basis, inclusive of all fees.


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