Call for the Selection of Seven Policy Analysts for the GC Policy Observatory Programme

The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is launching a call to select in its seven regions policy analysts responsible for implementing the new edition of the GLOBAL CAMPUS POLICY OBSERVATORY project. The GC Observatory is a 'virtual hub' which will comprehend a team of seven researchers from the network of universities and alumni of the regional programmes, who will produce, publish and publicly present seven different policy analyses in form of policy briefs with the aim of providing policy expert advisory in human rights issues.

In its new edition, the GC Policy Observatory will revolve around ‘The digitalization of education systems and its impact on human rights, with a special focus on the right to education’. (Please read the annexed brief policy area outline).

The selected persons will be in charge of delivering the following outputs:

  • a Regional Programme’s policy brief (max 4000 words; should include a set of data, analysis and policy recommendations) for digital publication;
  • a short advocacy plan identifying the target audience (NGOs, Governments and other stakeholders) to which address an advocacy message and policy recommendations; please consider that all the research outputs of the Policy Observatory may be functional to provide policy recommendations for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • presentation of the main findings of the policy brief in an onsite Venice event as well as through online outputs.

They will work in close cooperation with the GC Policy Observatory Coordinator. They will be hired under the terms and conditions of a service agreement with the GC. Please notice that this is not to be considered a full-time job offer, but a part time consultancy remunerated with an honorarium of 800 Euros that will involve a limited number of working hours to be distributed from August-December 2023 to January-May 2024.


1. Proven experience in policy paper writing in one of the following topics:

  • human rights education
  • technologies and human rights
  • new and evolving technologies like artificial intelligence
  • digital technology in education
  • investment in digital skills
  • right to education
  • health impact of digital technology in the context of education
  • academic freedoms in digital education
  • data protection and the right to privacy
  • business and human rights
  • sustainable digital technologies
  • net neutrality

2. Proven experience in policy advisory;

3. Proven experience in advocacy work;

4. Be an Alumna/us of one of the GC Regional Programmes;

Candidates holding these qualifications are strongly encouraged to express their interest by submitting to and until 24 May 2023,an application comprised of:

  • updated CV with list of publications, prioritising the policy papers authored;
  • the policy brief abstract attached to this email; please note that the policy brief/s focusing on the European regional area should include Italy among the target countries.

The expressions of interest will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, composed of members from the Research Department, the E-learning Department and General Secretariat of the GC by the end of May 2023.

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