COI Research Officer (temporary) - Science & Research jobs in Malta - January 2020

COI Research Officer (temporary)


€27,294 / year
JOB TYPE: Full Time JOB LEVEL: Graduate
Science & Research

In this COI Research Officer (temporary) position you will be forming part of the company's Department of Operations. Your main duties will include : 

  • Supporting the Caseworkers in standardizing high-quality COI used in the asylum decision process
  • Supporting in teaching the Caseworkers in conducting COI researches 
  • Responding to COI queries from the Department of Operations according to pre-defined working instructions and methodology (reviewing questions, conducting COI researches, compiling COI and drafting responses to COI queries)
  • Maintaining the COI queries logbook by taking care of incoming and outgoing queries 
  • Compiling and keeping up-to-date COI Links Lists per specific profiles/countries of origin, when needed


Education and Experience 

  • University Degree in Law, International Relations, International Law, Political or Social 
  • Proven experience in conducting research, including desk-based research, related to topics in the field of international protection for various projects, drafting reports, collection of background material
  • Demonstrated previous legal or research experience in relevant tasks will be an advantage



  • Professional fluency in English, both verbal and written 
  • Excellent understanding of the migration and asylum context
  • Computer literate, including MS Office applications and excellent use of the internet and in particular web-based applications and search engines 
  • Ability to deal with first instance decisions, prepare relevant files, presenting facts, researching Country of Origin Information and prioritising sources


This COI Research Officer (temporary) position is with an established International Agency based in Malta.

Job Reference: OL705

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