Recruitment Notification: Programme Officer, CHRI's IAP Team

Recruitment Notification: Programme Officer, CHRI

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is seeking to hire a Programme Officer for its International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team. The programme regularly advocates for reform within the Commonwealth and stronger response mechanisms to stem human rights violations.

This is a full-time position based at CHRI's headquarters in New Delhi.

Candidates would be required to commit to a minimum of two years to the position.

Job Description:

• Monitor and research human rights issues in Commonwealth countries and draft reports for publication

• Prepare effective and targeted advocacy documents

• Draft submissions, oral and written statements, as applicable to various international mechanisms and forums and letters to governments

• Write articles for CHRI's newsletter, and newspapers across the Commonwealth

• Develop and strengthen diverse international networks, particularly with diplomats, government officials and civil society groups

• Assist with the CHRI's periodic reports on the performance of Commonwealth countries at the UNHCR

• Organise consultations/events around CHRI's areas of focus

• Assist with CHRI's work with the Commonwealth, the United Nations Human Rights Council and other international bodies

• Represent CHRI at official meetings, as required

• Prepare work plan and report on progress

• Other tasks as necessary

Essential Qualifications:

• Minimum of 2-3 years' professional work experience

• Master's Degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science or a related field

• Very good research and analytical skills, and familiarity with web-based research.

• Exceptional ability to communicate in English, verbal and written

• Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative

• Ability to network with a wide variety of actors

Desirable qualifications:

• Experience of working at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

• Experience of working in a South-based human rights organization

Salary: Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.

Interested candidates should apply with:

• current CV;

• a cover letter;

• two writing samples (no longer than four pages); and

• contact details of two referees.

Applications should be sent to vinu@humanrightsinitiative.org.

Deadline to apply: 15th January 2019

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