Federica D’Alessandra is seeking a casual research assistant to provide background research support for a variety of papers and lectures on the following topics:

  • The crime of starvation in non-international armed conflict;
  • The duty to prevent and investigate international crimes;
  • The liability of legal persons for international crimes;
  • Novel investigative mechanisms (IIIM for Syria, UNITAD, IOM for Myanmar) and transitional justice;
  • UN 2030 Agenda and SDG Goal 16 + UNSG Sustaining Peace Initiative.


Duration and hours 

The work will be for no more than 8 hours per week for 12 weeks total, commencing as soon as possible.



The post will report to Federica D’Alessandra, Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security. The programme is housed at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Blavatnik School of Government.




  • Competencies in Public International Law, including International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law are required;

  • Proficiency in transitional justice literature preferred;

  • An interest in Sustainable Development Goals and International Peace and Security/Peacekeeping would be advantageous.



This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or the Blavatnik School of Government who meet the requirements above; the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.


Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.10/hour plus holiday pay of £2.59/hr = total of £17.69/hour


How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to lindsay.robinson@bsg.ox.ac.uk by midday on Friday February 8th, 2019. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements. 


Supervisors may be asked for a reference.


Informal enquiries may be emailed to lindsay.robinson@bsg.ox.ac.uk.