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09 Avril 2015 Il y a 6 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis

  • Full- Time job vacancy
  • Children’s Rights Division

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Children’s Rights Researcher to work on identifying, developing, and implementing a research and advocacy strategy on issues around children’s rights in the Middle East & North Africa (“MENA”) region. The position will be based in one of HRW’s major offices in the beginning with possible redeployment thereafter to the MENA region. This position will report to the Director or the Deputy Director of Children’s Rights Division.

Responsibilities:

  1. Identify, monitor and document human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources, including victims, witnesses, governments, diplomats, security forces, NGOs, media, and others in the field;
  2. Conduct fact-finding missions in MENA countries;
  3. Write and publicize reports, briefing papers, letters, news releases, op-eds, and submissions to international bodies based on research findings;
  4. Develop and implement local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices;
  5. Present human rights and humanitarian law issues and concerns to government officials, armed groups (to the extent possible), opinion leaders, inter-governmental agencies, and the media to promote child protection and human rights reforms;
  6. Work closely with local and regional human rights organizations to ensure that the work of HRW complements and enhances their work;
  7. Respond promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community and take initiative to project HRW’s findings in public debate;
  8. Liaise effectively with HRW staff in multiple locations to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities;
  9. Travel domestically and internationally, as required, to conduct research and advocacy; and
  10. Perform other duties as required.

Salary and Benefits : HRW 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.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Education: An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, history or social sciences is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of three years of experience working on human rights issues or humanitarian law, ideally in the Middle East and/or North Africa region, is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Ability to identify, research, analyze, and effectively communicate important human rights developments is required
  • Ability to conduct interviews with a wide range of people, including victims and witnesses, is required.
  • Ability to identify and advise on strategies to conduct research and advocacy is required.
  • Ability to produce high-quality written material under tight deadlines is required.
  • Strong initiative and follow-through, capacity to think creatively and strategically, excellent editing skills, and dynamic public speaking skills are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within HRW, as well as with external partners, are required.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including having strong planning and organizing skills, and ability to work under pressure are required.
  • Ability to think strategically about global and local media environments and how to use the media and electronic media to further goals is required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to address urgent events is required.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights and familiarity with international humanitarian law is required.

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