Recruitment Notification: Programme Officer, CHRI's IAP Team

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10 Jan 2019 5:41 PM GMT

  • Recruitment Notification: Programme Officer, CHRIs IAP Team

    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

    Deadline to apply: 15th January 2019

    For further details, click here.

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