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Associate, Women’s RIghts

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    Human Rights Watch

    Closing date:
    08 Jan 2020

    Women’s Rights Division
    Multiple Locations Considered
    Application Deadline: January 8, 2020

    The Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is looking for an efficient and self-motivated person who cares about women’s rights to join our team as an Associate. This administrative position reports to the Co-Director of the Women’s Rights Division and will support other Women’s Rights Division staff globally. This is a full-time position and will require light travel and availability to work occasional nights and weekends. The position will be based in HRW’s London, Brussels, Amman, Berlin or Nairobi office, and successful candidates must possess work authorization for one of these locations.


    1. Provide day-to-day administrative support to the team, including scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, preparing expense reports, managing multiple contact databases, and preparing for and taking minutes at meetings;
    2. Edit, format, and/or distribute news releases, briefing papers, op eds, publications and web content and co-ordinate translations of the different products;
    3. Proofread, format and coordinate the publication process of research reports;
    4. Coordinate with colleagues outside the division to ensure timely and precise production of supporting materials for research and reports, such as videos and other multimedia;
    5. Assist with coding and updating of on-line documents;
    6. Provide event support at news conferences, staff meetings and retreats, and special events;
    7. Coordinate and support advocacy work, including scheduling official meetings, drafting meeting requests, contributing to digital media campaigns, and providing background research;
    8. Assist with recruiting division staff and with recruiting, coordinating, and mentoring of interns;
    9. Record and process departmental finances; and
    10. Carry out other duties as required.


    Education: A bachelor’s degree in law, human rights, public policy, or social justice is preferred, but not required. Candidates with equivalent training/experience, extensive relevant administrative experience, and a passion for human rights work are also encouraged to apply.

    Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required and more is preferred. Previous work, internship, or volunteer experience in women’s rights, human rights or social justice will be favorably considered.

    Related Skills and Knowledge:

    1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail is required.
    2. Excellent ability to write and edit in English is required. Candidates with fluency in additional languages are strongly encouraged to apply.
    3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
    4. Strong initiative, and ability to work both independently and as a member of a team of staff dispersed in different countries is required.
    5. Computer literacy in MS Word and Excel is required.
    6. Commitment to women’s rights and social justice is highly desirable.

    Other: HRW is unable to offer sponsorship for this role; successful candidates must possess work authorization in one of the office locations listed and must not require future sponsorship for work authorization.

    Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers comprehensive compensation and benefits.

    Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

    Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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