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    ... From: Natalie Rainer Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:15:46 -0400 Please Post (July 25, 2002) Position Available: Researcher HRW Women s Rights
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      From: Natalie Rainer <rainern@...>
      Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:15:46 -0400

      Please Post (July 25, 2002)

      Position Available:
      Researcher
      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
      other
      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
      countries
      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 (graduate) 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 excellent 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 travel overseas for two to
      three weeks at a time.

      Salary & Benefits: Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional candidates
      and
      offers competitive compensation and generous employer-paid benefits.
      HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees
      in
      obtaining necessary U.S. work authorization; non-US citizens are
      encouraged to apply.

      APPLY IMMEDIATELY (deadline: August 25, 2003) by emailing together a
      letter of interest, resume, names of references, and an unedited
      writing
      sample (approximately five pages) to wrd@.... Please specify in
      the
      subject line "Africa Researcher." Incomplete applications will not be
      considered. If email is not possible, you may fax your application to
      212-736-1300, Att: WRD Africa Researcher. (Email is highly
      preferred;
      do not split an application between email and fax.) NO CALLS PLEASE.

      Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.




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