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The Business & Human Rights Program at Yahoo!
Wanted: Brilliant Idealist
The Business & Human Rights Program at Yahoo! was officially launched in May of 2008 to help us integrate human rights decision-making into our business operations. Yahoo! is determined to lead when it comes to protecting the privacy of almost half a billion users around the world, and to promoting free expression on the Internet.
The BHRP is looking for a passionate, brilliant, hard-working intern, who plays well with others and is still idealistic enough to believe that s/he can change the world.
This position will report to the Director of the BHRP, and will work with a cross-functional team (including legal, security, public affairs, product, government affairs and emerging markets) to build and support key components of the Program.
Key responsibilities include:
• Conduct research and write background reports for regional Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA)

  • Conduct research and write reports on the Arabic-language blogosphere
    • Build and maintain BHRP Resources, including library and archive
    • Develop and source content for BHRP communications including for the BHRP website, blogs and newsletters
    • Build and track country database of human rights concerns and their risks to business
    • Conduct research on CSR reporting recommendations and guidelines
    Internship Period
    • Approximately 10 weeks, with an early October start date
    • California or DC
    • BS/BA degree required
    • Graduate degree (JD, or MA in related field) in progress required
    Required Competencies/Attributes/Experience:
  • Fluent written and spoken Arabic
    • Superior research, writing and presentation skills (writing samples will be required)
    • Past work or study experience in issues related to human rights, social media and/or free expression
    • Proficiency with MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work independently
  • Superior organizational skills
    • Impeccable integrity, passion for human rights, sound judgment, creativity and the demonstrated ability to think critically and challenge received wisdom
    Preferred Experience
    • International work or study experience

Freedom House
Southeast Asia Program
Washington, District of Columbia
Senior Program Consultant
Overview: Freedom House, founded in 1941, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes an engaged U.S. foreign policy; evaluates human rights conditions; sponsors public education campaigns; facilitates training and other assistance to promote democracy and free market reforms; and provides support for the rule of law, free media and effective local governance. Freedom House seeks a Senior Program Consultant for its Southeast Asia program.
Qualifications: A JD and familiarity with a Southeast Asian language
Deadline: December 7, 2009
For more information please visit: http://www.idealist.org/en/job/354064-6

Equal Rights Advocates
Ruth Chance Law Fellow
San Francisco, CA
Overview: ERA’s Ruth Chance Law Fellow is an entry level position for a recent J.D. law school graduate. As a member of the legal services team at ERA, the Ruth Chance Law Fellow serves as a Staff Attorney and oversees the Advice and Counseling Program, assists other attorneys with litigation and special projects, and participates in public education efforts.
Qualifications: Juris Doctor from a U.S. law school awarded in 2009 or 2010, licensed to practice law in California or candidate for July 2010 Bar exam.
Deadline: October 26, 2009
For more information please visit: http://www.equalrights.org/about/jobs.asp

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow
New York, NY
Overview: The Brennan Fellow will function as an integral part of the ACLU’s National Legal Department, located in New York City, and will focus on our extensive docket of First Amendment cases. The docket currently includes cutting edge lawsuits opposing state and federal statutes that restrict Internet speech. The docket also includes cases challenging the suppression of speech in public places. Finally, the docket includes cases challenging government regulations and actions that chill and restrict the free speech rights of minors and journalists.
Qualifications: The Fellow is selected from third-year law students or recent graduates and will serve for a one-year period starting September 2010.
Deadline: November 1st 2009
For more information please visit: http://www.aclu.org/jobs/careers/40817res20090817.html

Amazon Watch
Latin America
Program Director
Overview: Founded in 1996, Amazon Watch is a dynamic nonprofit organization that protects the rainforest and advances the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.
Qualifications: At least eight years experience overseeing and implementing international advocacy campaigns for a non-profit or other related organization; strong leadership and management experience with the demonstrated ability to lead productive and vibrant teams, manage multiple priorities and deadlines, and guide decision-making processes; excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese; willingness to travel to Latin America
Deadline: Unspecified
For more information please visit: http://www.humanrightsblog.org/listings/2009/09/dc_or_sf_amazon_watch_program.html

The Carl Wilkens Fellowship
Washington, DC
Overview: The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a selective, 12-month program that provides a diverse set of emerging citizen leaders with the tools and training to build sustained political will to end genocide. Seeking to bridge the gap between thought and action in the anti-genocide movement, the goal of the Carl Wilkens Fellowship is to develop effective leaders in communities across the United States who have acquired the skills and fostered the relationships necessary to influence and shape US policies on genocide.
Deadline: November 1
For more information please visit: http://www.genocideintervention.net/advocate/wilkens/overview

Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance
Program participant
Geneva, Switzerland
Overview: The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, Switzerland is now accepting applications for its 2010 cohort. The Program on Global Policy and Governance offers students unparalleled access to internships in Geneva-based institutions, opportunities for career advancement, and the ability to learn directly from experts.
Qualifications: Law student or graduate
Duties: The program includes: A 10-12 week policy internship in Geneva, events throughout the summer providing opportunities to socialize and network with other policy interns and expert and a choice of one of the following four intensive, weeklong courses:
1) Environment and Sustainable Development
2) Global Health Fellows: Health Policy in a Globalizing World
3) Global Economic Governance and Trade
4) Humanitarian Assistance and Human Rights
There is flexibility on the start and ending dates for individual students.
To apply: Additional details about the program and admission requirements can be found on our website:
For questions contact geneva@duke.edu or 919.613.9214.
Deadline: November 30, 2009

University of Sydney, Australia
School of Social and Political Sciences & School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Two lecturer positions in human rights
Reference No. 561/0909
The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment. It is regularly ranked in the top 20 Arts faculties in the world.
The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS), composed of the departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Policy, and Peace and Conflict Studies, offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view to our becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area.
The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts, made up of the Departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.
Applications are invited for an exciting opportunity to be part of the University’s Human Rights Research and Teaching program, and in particular, to participate in the new Asia Pacific Masters of Human Rights and Democratisation’ commencing in 2010. There are currently two positions on offer. One position will be located solely within the School of Social and Political Sciences whilst the second will enjoy a 50/50 partnership between the School of Social and Political Sciences and the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.
You will possess a PhD in any area pertaining to Human Rights (Development, Philosophy, History, or Political Science). Further, you will need to have a demonstrated teaching ability and experience including evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential to contribute to curriculum development. Preference will be given to those candidates with an established track record of high quality research publications and ability to succeed in external grant applications. Evidence of teaching ability and experience is also important, including potential to supervise honours and higher degree research students and contribute to curriculum development.
Applications should be able to demonstrate both a willingness and capacity to teach across the core curriculum and undertake administrative responsibilities associated with running the Department
Remuneration package: a competitive remuneration package is available (Level B base salary range $76,250.00 – $90,546; plus leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted online. For more information and to apply, please use Reference No. 561/0909 and visit the following web link: http://usyd.edu.au/positions
Closing Date: 30th October 2009
Sanchia Osborn
Recruitment Administrator
The Box Factory K06
1 – 3 Ross Street The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006
Tel: +61 (0)2 9036 7291
Fax: +61 (0)2 9351 5867
E-mail: sosborn@usyd.edu.au

Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Human Rights and Human Rights Education Project
International Consultant on Tolerance promotion and education
Duty station: Yerevan, Armenia
Country Programme Component: Fostering Democratic Governance
Annual Work Plan: Support to the Government’s Human Rights Strategy
Contract Modality: Special Service Agreement
Duration: 3 weeks
Starting Date: October, 2009
Recognizing the need to further protect and promote human rights, as well as the need to improve education on human rights in Armenia, UNDP in partnership with the Government of Armenia, works to advance comprehensive human rights education on a national, regional and local level.
In the framework of UNDP Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Human Rights and Human Rights Education project one of the key activities is Tolerance Education aimed to promote tolerance in Armenia, with an emphasis on youth groups.
Duties and responsibilities
The Expert will work under the overall guidance of the UNDP Democratic Governance Portfolio Analyst, the direct supervision of the HRE Project Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the National Experts who developed the manual.
The assignment will in particular include:
1. Prior to in-country assignment:
- Review the developed tolerance manual vis-à-vis other modern tolerance related materials as well as similar manuals developed for the school educational system in the countries with a similar to Armenia context.
- Provide recommendations on respective changes in the manual with extensive use of contemporary international experience in this field to ensure a final product of a modern dynamic and comprehensive teacher’s manual on tolerance education for master-teachers of the secondary school.
Expected outputs
The results of the present assignment will be:
- Set of recommendation on necessary improvements which will ensure a final product of a modern dynamic and comprehensive teacher’s manual on tolerance education for master-teachers of the secondary school from 5th to 9th grades, with a fine-tuned training methodology prepared in accordance with International standards and contextualized to Armenia.
- A polished manual based on the provided recommendations.
- A developed methodology for review of the school textbooks and manuals through tolerance prism.
Qualification requirements
Education: Advanced university degree in pedagogical, psychological or social/political sciences, and/or Human Rights;
Experience: At least 7 years of related professional experience at national or international level;
Language Skills: Excellent knowledge of English, knowledge of Russian and/or Armenian is a strong asset.
The expected assignment will require 3 weeks within the period of October-November, 2009. The Expert should submit the set of recommendations in one week, and should further travel to Armenia to work for two weeks with the group of National Experts to finalize the manual and develop methodology for review of the school textbooks and teacher manuals through tolerance prism.
A complete application form should consist of:
1. Proposal with detailed description on the implementation: steps and methods, for review of the Tolerance manual and development of methodology for the regular review of the existing school textbooks and manuals through tolerance prism. Please kindly share with us your previous experience in this field and provide detailed description of how you see its implementation.
2. List of manuals, teaching methodologies and standards previously developed in the relevant field.
3. Full CV
4. Contact information of three referees.
Applications can be submitted through http://oc.undp.am/?go=vacancies and
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm sites.
Application Deadline: 18 October 2009
Marina Malkhasyan
Project Coordinator
“Protecting Human Rights
Promoting Human Rights and Human Rights Education”
UNDP Armenia
56a Pushkin Street, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel/Fax: + 374 10 530 418
For further information: http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1255022100283

Merlin, HelpAge International. Norwegian Refugee Council, London, London, United Kingdom
Consultant – HUNASP Training Needs Analysis
(Home based)
Humanitarian Needs Analysis Support Project – HUNASP
Position: HUNASP Training Needs Analysis Consultant
Responsible to: HUNASP Programme Director, Merlin’s Learning and Development Manager and the Merlin budget holder.
Daily rate: £300
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 25 days
Location: Home based, with possible travel as requested by Merlin
Background – HUNASP
The Humanitarian Needs Analysis Support Project (HUNASP) aims to support improved needs analysis in emergencies by providing an experienced and well trained deployable capacity to support in-country needs analysis expertise before, during and after crises.
HUNASP’s goal is to improve effective humanitarian responses through the provision of improved, context-specific information on humanitarian needs. This will promote:
• More coherent and effective humanitarian responses;
• Common Humanitarian Action Plans (CHAPS), Consolidated Appeals (CAPS) and Flash Appeals that are better informed by humanitarian needs;
• Well targeted funding;
• More accurate baseline information on which to base preparedness and future response;
• In-country capacity that is better prepared to conduct effective and timely coordinated multi-sectoral assessments.
The project’s purpose is to develop a core of effective, reliable and trained assessment experts that lead and support timely, high quality, coordinated multi-sectoral needs assessment and assessment preparedness activities on behalf of IASC (Inter-Agency Standing Committee) Country Teams.
Ahead of the project starting in early 2010, certain discrete pieces of preparatory work are to be completed so that key project outcomes, such as the delivery of training, can take place in the early stages of the project.
Purpose of work
To map existing training on coordinated multi-sectoral assessment and to conduct a training needs analysis (TNA) to identify the learning needs of a roster of experts who will be deployed to support country teams in carrying out needs assessments.
Overall Objectives
• In conjunction with Merlin’s Learning and Development Officer and the Training Advisory Group (TAG), carry out a mapping exercise to research and identify existing training in emergency needs analysis and to gather information on existing manuals, guidelines, tools and information sources.
• In conjunction with Merlin’s Learning and Development Officer and the Training Advisory Group (TAG), conduct a training needs analysis of those involved in co-ordinated, multi sectoral emergency needs assessments.
Expected outputs
• Written report of mapping results (a template will be provided)
• Collection of resources and key information (a template will be provided)
• TNA report (a template will be provided)
1. Training Mapping
• Identify key contacts with existing training providers and ensure they are aware of the HUNASP’s aims and objectives
• Research and identify existing training in emergency needs analysis
• Research and identify existing tools, manuals, guidelines and information sources currently available for emergency needs analysis
• Carry out a basic literature review on co-ordinated multi-sectoral emergency needs assessment
• Where possible, gather, review and record existing training materials
• Develop a simple database of information collected
• Continue to update the database for the duration of the contract
• Produce written report of mapping results (a template will be provided)
2. Training needs analysis
• Develop tools for carrying out the TNA
• Identify those to be included in the TNA
• Carry out interviews and other research as part of the TNA
• Analyse and triangulate data
• Produce a TNA report identifying key areas of need for roster of experts as well as providing feedback on the draft competencies drawn up by NRC and the TAG.
• Disseminate and seek feedback on TNA report
3. Curriculum & training development
• Make recommendations on core competencies for roster experts
• Make recommendations on core elements for HUNASP training curriculum based on identified gaps and learning needs and linked where appropriate to elements of NATF handbook and key elements of the humanitarian dashboard approach
• Make recommendations on format and methodologies for HUNASP training
4. Partnership work
• Liaise with the NATF at all stages to ensure continuity with related work such as competency development and the NATF handbook.
• Liaise with the TAG as required
• Promote/ raise awareness of HUNASP’s aims and objectives
• Ensure full handover of work undertaken is provided to Merlin HUNASP project staff
For more details of the work to be carried out, see ‘Mapping of training and Training Needs Analysis” Terms of Reference.
Time frame
25 days
The deadline for completion of all work is 30th November 2009
Payment will be made on satisfactory completion of the expected outputs at the end of the stated timeframe, following receipt of an invoice.
Office Equipment
As it is anticipated that the role will be based from home, no office equipment or space will be provided. The consultant will be expected to use their own computer and other office equipment.
£300 per day. No expenses will be paid, unless associated with travel requested by Merlin or with project related telephone calls. Any travel requested by Merlin will be organised by Merlin.
Person Specification
• Some relevant experience of undertaking global level training needs analysis
• Some relevant experience of managing a global, high level consultation process
• Excellent report writing skills
• Knowledge of key players involved in coordinated multi-sectoral needs assessment
• Knowledge of the UN Cluster system and the international set up of the humanitarian sector
• Knowledge of existing training providers in needs assessment
• Proven ability to undertake activities through a participatory, inclusive and consultative process.
• Excellent communication skills
• Good computer skills (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing).
• Fluent written and spoken English.
• Self-starter who takes initiative.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience of working within the humanitarian sector
• Working knowledge of a second language, especially French
• Relevant postgraduate qualification in learning and development.
Data Protection
Please note, on submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin holding and using the information that you have given for the purposes of recruitment and employment – should an offer be made.
To apply for this position
Please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter to HR department, 12th Floor, 207 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NR or email to applications@merlin-uk.org, stating in the subject field the job title.
More information about Merlin can be found on the website at www.merlin.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 18th October 2009

Human Rights First
Pennoyer Fellow
For more information, please see http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/about_us/jobs/apply.aspx


31st Annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP)
Equitas will be holding its 31st International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada, from June 6th to June 25th, 2010. This annual, intensive three-week program brings together around 120 participants from approximately 60 countries.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 21ST, 2009. We encourage all candidates to submit their Application documents as soon as possible.
All Application documents can be obtained by visiting the Equitas website at www.equitas.org or by contacting the IHRTP Team at ihrtp-pifdh@equitas.org.

HREA Distance Learning Courses
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) has posted upcoming courses for the first trimester (February-April 2010) of its Distance Learning Program. The HREA Distance Learning Program offers specialized courses for human rights advocates, development workers, educators, and NGOs. Twelve courses will be offered, including “Gender Mainstreaming,” “Human Rights Litigation,” and “Human Rights of Migrants, Migrant Workers, and Their Families.” Applications for all courses must be submitted no later than December 1, 2009.

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