Deadline: 27 February 2020
The Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Researcher in Sydney, Australia. The duration of this post is 1 year.
HRW is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Researcher will perform the following functions-
- Research, monitor and document human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources including governments, local media, NGOs, victims, witnesses, journalists, diplomats, security forces and others in the field.
- Write and publicize reports, briefing papers, letters, news releases, op-eds, and submissions to international bodies based on the findings; collect supporting documents and materials such as photographs and videos.
- Assist in the development and implementation of local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices.
- Respond promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community and take initiative to project concerns in public debate.
- Place abuses within the broader political, social and economic contexts and present human rights concerns to government officials, opinion leaders, inter-governmental agencies, and the media.
- Assist the Australia Director and HRW’s Development and Global Initiative Department in conducting fundraising.
- Work closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local human rights organizations to ensure that HRW’s work complements and enhances their own work.
- Liaise effectively with HRW staff located in multiple locations throughout the world to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities.
- Be prepared and willing to work flexible hours to accommodate developing and urgent events.
- Travel domestically and overseas, as required, to conduct fact-finding missions.
- Deliver outputs in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Program.
- Carry out any other duties as required.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced (graduate) Degree in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences, or related studies is preferred.
- Minimum 3 year’s of relevant experience in human rights research is required.
- Ability to identify, research, analyze and effectively communicate important human rights developments in Australia is required.
- Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights and familiarity with international human rights law is required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit HRW.