HRW Women's Rights Division
(based preferably in NY; DC base possible)
Human Rights Watch, the international human rights monitoring and
advocacy organization, is known for its impartial and reliable human
rights reporting and its innovative and high-profile advocacy
campaigns. Its Women's Rights Division was established in 1990 to
monitor state-sponsored and state-tolerated violence against women and
sex discrimination in all regions of the world. Much of its work
consists of gathering detailed information on abuses against women and
publishing reports that are as reliable, comprehensive and timely as
possible, so as to effect change in repressive practices. The work of
the Division seeks to expand the scope of human rights work to address
abuses against women that have been traditionally overlooked.
Description: This full-time Researcher will work within the Women's
Rights Division of Human Rights Watch to improve awareness and
accountability for human rights violations against women by, among
things, conducting fact-finding missions; writing and publicizing
reports on the findings; and presenting human rights concerns to
government officials, inter-governmental agencies, and the press. The
researcher's responsibilities will also include monitoring legislative
and/or policy developments related to women's rights and liaising with
human rights and women's organizations in the U.S. and in the
she or he will cover. She or he will be based preferably in our New
York City office, although a base in DC may be considered.
Qualifications: An advanced degree in international relations,
journalism, law or the
Social sciences as well as prior demonstrated experience (two to three
years) with human rights and/or women's rights issues, regional
sub-Saharan Africa expertise is required. She or he must have
writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English. She or he
must have experience in field research; strong advocacy abilities; and
be able to work under pressure and juggle multiple tasks, be collegial
and team-oriented yet able to work independently, and be able to
overseas for two to three weeks at a time.
Salary & Benefits: Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional candidates
offers competitive compensation and generous employer-paid benefits.
HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees
obtaining necessary U.S. work authorization; non-US citizens are
encouraged to apply.
APPLY IMMEDIATELY (Deadline: December 11, 2002) by emailing together a
letter of interest, resume, names of references, and a short, unedited
writing sample to wrd_in1@...
. No calls, please. Emailing is
highly preferable, but if not possible, mail materials together (do
split a submission between email and regular post) to: Human Rights
Watch, Att: WRD Search Committee (Africa Researcher), 350 Fifth
34th Floor, New York, NY 10018 U.S.A.
Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted November 11, 2002