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From: Natalie Rainer <rainern@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:15:46 -0400
Please Post (July 25, 2002)
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 (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
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: August 25, 2003) by emailing together a
letter of interest, resume, names of references, and an unedited
sample (approximately five pages) to wrd@.... Please specify in
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
do not split an application between email and fax.) NO CALLS PLEASE.
Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.
For further info, please respond to the address indicated in the
posting - not to Margarita Lacabe or Donna King.
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