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Job at Human Rights Watch: Philippines Researcher (Manila-based), Asia Division

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    ... From: Krizna Gomez To: Krizna Gomez Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:04 AM Subject: Job Posting:
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    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Krizna Gomez <krizna.gomez@...>
    To: Krizna Gomez <flnd_krizzie@...>
    Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:04 AM
    Subject: Job Posting: Philippines Researcher (Manila-based), Asia Division

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    From: Sam Chittick <Sam.Chittick@...>
    Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM
    Subject: FW: Job Posting: Philippines Researcher (Manila-based), Asia Division [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
    To: Krizna Gomez <krizna.gomez@...>

    Hi Krizna – I thought you might know some people who’d be interested in this role?
    Kind regards,
    Asia Division
    Application Deadline: November 21, 2011
    Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a Researcher to monitor the human rights situation the Philippines
    1.      Monitoring and documenting human rights abuses in the Philippines by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources including governments, local media, NGOs, journalists, diplomats, security forces and others in the field;
    2.      Writing and publicizing reports, briefing papers, letters, news releases, op-eds, and submissions to national and international bodies on human rights concerns in the Philippines as needed in a concise and accurate manner, with a quick turnaround time;
    3.      Developing and implementing local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices in the Philippines;
    4.      Responding promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community;
    5.      Presenting human rights concerns to government officials, opinion leaders, inter-governmental agencies, and the media;
    6.      Working closely with colleague non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local human rights organizations to ensure that HRW’s work complements and enhances their own work;
    7.      Liaising effectively with HRW staff located in multiple locations throughout the world to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities; and
    8.      Carrying out any other duties as required.
    Education:  An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, related studies, journalism, law, or social sciences and/or extensive experience in human rights or related work are required.
    Experience:  Directly-related experience working on human rights or related issues in the Philippines
    Related Skills and Knowledge: 
    1.      Strong research and documentation skills.
    2.      Ability to produce excellent written material under tight deadlines.
    3.      Ability to identify, research, analyze and effectively communicate important human rights developments in a timely and sophisticated fashion.
    4.      Ability to respond quickly to crises and conflicts as they may occur.
    5.      Ability to think strategically about the global and local media environments and how to use the media and electronic media to further advocacy goals is strongly preferred.
    6.      Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights and familiarity with international human rights law preferred.
    7.      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in Tagalog or other Filipino languages is desirable.
    8.      Highly motivated, well-organized and capable of thinking creatively and strategically.
    9.      Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with local partners, government officials and others.
    Salary and BenefitsHRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.  HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
    Contact:  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary requirements, a brief writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references to asiajobs@.... Please use Philippines Researcher Ref ASIA-11-1054-B” as the subject of your email. 
    Only complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
    Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
    Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.
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    Ateneo Human Rights Center
    G/F Ateneo Professional Schools, 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center
    1200 Makati City, Philippines
    Tel: (63)(2)8972142
    Fax: (63)(2)8994342

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