Established in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014, the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) conducts research that contributes to the development of informed policies and promotes the rights and dignity of migrants and refugees in Africa. Besides the research focus, SIHMA houses a growing collection of printed books on migration related-issues for public research and organises events and conferences on human mobility in Africa.
An Africa where the human rights of people on the move are ensured and their dignity is promoted.
To conduct and disseminate research that contributes to the understanding of human mobility and informs policies that ensure the rights and dignity of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Africa.
The first component of the volunteer role is to assist with a variety of day-to-day tasks: reception, administration, running errands, assisting in events’ management.
The second task concerns communication, in order to make SIHMA stand out, to report on what we are doing and to make information about our activities accessible through social media, our website and other channels. We aim to disseminate our findings also for those who are not used to dealing with specialised articles, but are interested in learning about the situation of migrants and refugees in Africa through “knowledge products” (YouTube videos, presentations, keynotes and publications) of high quality.
We are looking for a dynamic person who is able to take initiative and work independently, in synergy with the collaborators of SIHMA and its director.
We require a minimum commitment of three months, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4.30pm.