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Human Rights Watch
Development and Outreach Department
(Geneva Office)
Apply Immediately
Human Rights Watch (‘HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Geneva Director in its Development and Outreach department.
Description: HRW is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Director of Development and Outreach in Geneva. The Director will oversee the Geneva Committee as well as the Development and Outreach team in Geneva; help grow philanthropic support for the organization by cultivating and directly soliciting major gift contributions; manage HRW’s expanding constituency; and promote HRW’s advocacy initiatives to local audiences.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have:
· Significant fundraising experience, with proven success in creating and managing major gifts programs and highly skilled at managing high-level donor relationships;
· Demonstrated experience overseeing large fundraising events, such as HRW’s annual dinner, as well as smaller events;
· Familiarity with fundraising in Geneva;
· The ability to work independently, but also function as a member of a development team;
· Strong oral and written communications skills in French and English; and
· Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of HRW.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required.
PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing a letter of interest, resume, two names or letters of reference, salary requirements, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) to devjobs@hrw.org. Please use “Director, Geneva Ref DEV-11-1021-C” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please, do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:
Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (Director, Geneva Ref DEV-11-1021-C)
2-12 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9HF
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)20 7713 1800

Director, Forensic Projects
3-Year Contract Position
Do you have a background in forensic science, anthropology or international law? Do you want to support efforts to reunite families torn apart by El Salvador’s civil war and bring those responsible for war crimes to justice? The Human Rights Center is hiring a director of forensic projects.
The project seeks to enhance mechanisms for justice in El Salvador, in particular, and will work with an organization in that country (Pro Búsqueda) to reunite families separated by the civil war. The multi-faceted initiative aims to combat impunity for such crimes by bringing greater innovation, rigor, and standardization to the use of forensic evidence in investigations and prosecutions related to war and political unrest. For more information, email HRC executive director Camille Crittenden. To apply, visit the UC Berkeley jobs site and search for position #12265.

Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia, P5, 19122, Deadline: 09/06/2011
Should you wish to be considered for any position, please update your online profile and submit your application electronically as soon as possible, preferably well in advance before the deadline date.
By visiting our website http://careers.un.org, y

Dvelopment & Outreach Department
(New York Office)
Application Deadline: June 23, 2011
Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a Database Manager to provide critical database administration and technical support to its Development & Outreach department.
Description: The Database Manager’s overall objective and responsibility is to manage the Development department’s database systems and to help staff best utilize the fundraising systems in support of department-wide goals and functions. S/he must have advanced knowledge and technical expertise in all aspects of the current version of Raiser’s Edge. HRW currently uses Kintera Sphere so knowledge and experience with an eCRM is a plus.
The general job duties of this position include, but are not limited to, maintaining the integrity of and managing all aspects of the Raiser’s Edge database and overseeing the fundraising component of the Kintera Sphere eCRM; ensuring the accuracy, continuity and security of data; providing staff with the needed training and skills necessary to successfully enter data, design and generate queries, export data and produce lists and reports; supervising the gift entry and acknowledgment processes; researching and analyzing data and preparing ad hoc and custom reports as required; managing user accounts and security; providing technical support and holding regular database training sessions; planning and implementing software upgrades; establishing and documenting database protocols; assisting the Director of Development Operations with conceptualizing and implementing new processes, database and research tools; processing major gifts; providing other related services as needed.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver and strategic and organized thinker with a minimum of three to five years of Raiser’s Edge experience and five to seven years of database management. S/he will have a highly developed understanding of database systems; expertise in database queries, import/export and reporting functions; excellent managerial skills; full working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, mail merges and other standard software applications; Crystal Reports experience is a plus; strong written and verbal skills in English; and excellent time-management and prioritization abilities. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. The successful candidate will be a team player, self-motivated, attentive to detail and able to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing in a single submission: a letter of interest describing your experience, your resume, names or letters of reference, salary requirements, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) no later than June 23, 2011 to devjobs@hrw.org. Please use “Database Manager Ref DEV-11-1022-C” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:
Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (Database Manager Ref DEV-11-1022-C)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Fax: (212) 736-1300

Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow
Applications must be received by 5:00 PM PDT, Friday, June 17, 2011. The Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellowship will offer opportunities for clinical teaching in one or more clinical programs, including the Immigration Clinic, the International Human Rights Clinic, or the Post-Conviction Justice Project. The Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow will work under the supervision of the clinical faculty members who teach and direct those Clinics and will concentrate on cases or projects involving or affecting the rights of women and children. To learn more about the USC Clinics, please visit their websites at: http://weblaw.usc.edu/why/academics/clinics/ "
Requirements for candidates:
Demonstrated interest in the rights of women and children;
Experience with one or more of the following areas is desirable-
immigration law,
international human rights and / or international criminal law,
criminal law;
? Excellent academic record;
? Two to five years of practice experience;
? Admission to a State bar (admission to the California Bar is required for candidates who want to work in the Post-Conviction Justice Project);
? Excellent analytical and writing skills;
? Aptitude for student supervision;
? Prior teaching experience is a plus; and
? Bilingual ability in Spanish or another language(s) is desirable.
" “Duties will include:
Intensive supervision of clinical and summer students;
Co-teaching portions of the linked clinical seminar(s);
Curriculum development;
Individual case or project work; and
Organizing occasional programmatic events.” " Applicants should submit a letter discussing their interest and qualifications, a resume, a law school transcript, and contact information for three references to:
Prof. Hannah Garry
Gould School of Law
University of Southern California
699 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
The application may be mailed or sent via email to Prof. Hannah Garry: hgarry@law.usc.edu. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM PDT, Friday, June 17, 2011." The salary range is $60,000 to $75,000 per year, plus USC benefits. The two year fellowship will begin in the summer of 2011.

Communications & Reporting Consultant, Rule of Law Stabilization Program
Management Systems International (MSI)
Location: Afghanistan
Last Date: May 25, 2011

Programme Director – Gender, Sexuality & Identity
Amnesty International
Location: London, UK
Last Date: June 1, 2011

“Freedom to Write Fellow
PEN American Center, the largest branch of the international writers’ organization, is seeking an experienced, early-career human rights/free expression advocate for the new, grant-funded position of Freedom to Write Fellow. This full-time fellowship, to be carried out over an 18-month period, is under the auspices of PEN’s Freedom to Write program, which carries out PEN’s international free expression and domestic Core Freedoms advocacy campaigns. The Freedom to Write Fellow will assist in a wide range of international and domestic initiatives and will specifically help PEN meet the challenges and opportunities of three important growth areas: partnering with PEN centers in countries with acute free expression challenges; defending freedom of expression and core human rights values in the United States; and enhancing PEN’s impact on the human rights work of the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations.
" " Bachelor’s Degree (required), with a Master’s Degree in the fields of human rights, political science, international relations, or related fields or a J.D. with significant course work in human rights and constitutional and international law strongly preferred;
• Professional experience in human rights or free expression advocacy and demonstrated background in human rights research, campaign development, IGO advocacy, and/or international program development;
• Fluency in one or more foreign languages, with a special interest in Russian, Arabic, or Standard Chinese;
• Exceptional written and verbal communications skills;
• Diplomatic sensibilities and excellent interpersonal skills;
• Facility with traditional and new media;
• Ability to work effectively under pressure both individually and collaboratively.
" "• Augment and strengthen PEN’s ongoing domestic and international free expression casework and campaigns, helping to design and carry out advocacy plans and actions;
• Work closely with PEN American Center, the secretariat of PEN International in London, and PEN centers on the ground in key countries to encourage and support local free expression advocacy;
• Work with PEN American Center and strategic partners including the ACLU, the American Booksellers Association, and the American Library Association to advance the advocacy goals of PEN’s Campaign for Core Freedoms, and particularly its efforts to protect privacy, preserve access to a full range of information and ideas, and promote full compliance with domestic and international human rights obligation; and
• Work with PEN American Center and PEN International to expand PEN’s participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council and the other regional intergovernmental organizations.
Interested parties should send e-mails to pen@pen.org, with “Freedom to Write Fellow” in the subject line, a resume, and brief cover letter to the attention of Robyn DesHotel, Director of Finance & Administration. No phone calls, please.


The International Journal of Transitional Justice is looking for an editorial intern
Background: The IJTJ is a Oxford University Press journal and is co-produced by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, South Africa in partnership with the Human Rights Centre, University of California, Berkeley. More information on the journal can be found at www.ijtj.oxfordjournals.org
Eligibility: Students should be graduate students or recent graduates; must possess native-level fluency in English; have a demonstrated interest and background in the field of transitional justice and ideally have done course work in the field; have experience in working with other journal publications or in publications more broadly.
Interns need to be hard-working, dependable, and detail-oriented, and must have good editing and writing skills. Basic computer skills and strong communication and phone skills are a must.
Position Description: The editorial intern will be required to perform numerous tasks including:
research (particularly on the internet);
reference checking;
assist to compile and maintain a database of peer reviewers;
performing routine administrative work.
The journal is offering internships on an ongoing basis for a minimum period of 6 months from July 1 2011. The position is unpaid.
The work is home-based for 20 hours a week and interns will report to the Managing Editor.
To Apply: If you would like to be considered, please send a resume and cover letter to ijtj@csvr.org.za before June 1, 2011.
In all cases, candidates who are under serious consideration for the position will be notified within two weeks of application. All other applicants should assume they are no longer being considered if they have not been contacted by then. (We regret that we cannot acknowledge receipt of individual applications.)

The TJI Summer School on Transitional Justice will take place from 13 to 17 June 2011 at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Summer School provides a dynamic context for the exchange of views and experiences between academics, practitioners and students. It is a week-long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions on key aspects of transitional justice.
This year we are offering two courses: Gender, Conflict and Transition and Holding the State to Account: The Role of Public Inquiry (CPD accredited).
Further information on the programme, speakers, application details and bursaries are available on the Summer School webpage.

ISHHR Capacity Building Workshops and Conference
6-9 October 2011, Tbilisi-Georgia
Registration and second call for papers
Dear Colleagues,
This is a reminder that the registrations for the ISHHR workshops and conference in Tbilisi are now open at www.ishhr.com, and the deadline for the early bird discount is 15th June! So take advantage of the significant savings available and register now!
In addition the deadline for submission of abstracts if you wish to be considerd to present a paper is 1st June. Abstracts must be in line with the conference streams and themes (see http://www.ishhr.com/index.php/ishhr-workshops-a-conference-2011.html), and you can copy and paste your abstract into the registration form online. The scientific committee will review the submitted abstracts and you will be notified of the outcome in July 2011. We look forward to receiving a diverse and exciting range of abstracts to contribute to the rich discussion at the workshops and conference.
You can now register using a secure credit card payment option (VISA and Master Card only), or you can make a transfer to ISHHR’s bank account.
Happy registration, and we look forward to seeing you in Tbilisi!
Janset Berzeg
Project Coordinator
ISHHR Secretariat
IXth International Workshops and Conference
Health and Human Rights: Doing Justice, Building Capacity
6-9 October 2011
Tbilisi, Georgia
6-7 October:
Skill acquisition WORKSHOPS:
Developing advocacy and intervention campaigns
Clinical Practice and New Developments in Treatment
Addressing human rights violations
Community Development Strategies
Creative Therapies
Implementation of Istanbul Protocol
8-9 October:
Keynote speakers (Emeritus Prof. VAMIK VOLKAN and Dr. PAU PEREZ SALES)
Round table discussions
Paper presentation sessions
Call for papers: Abstract submissions close Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Subsidised attendance: A limited number of partial scholarships will be offered to colleagues from low and lower-middle income economies based on the World Bank Country and Lending groups (http://data.worldbank.org )
Registrations are now open at www.ishhr.com

We are pleased to announce that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched the seventh phase (2011-2012) of the ACT (Assisting Communities Together) Project. The ACT Project supports human rights education, training and public information activities conceived and carried out by civil society organizations by means of small grants (up to 7,000 USD).
The seventh phase will be implemented in the following countries/territories (applications from other countries are not considered):
- Cameroon
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Djibouti
- Ecuador
- Iraq
- Kosovo
- Mauritania
- Republic of Moldova
- Senegal
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Togo
- Uganda, and
- Uruguay.
Applications are accepted from non-governmental organizations, local associations, academic institutions and other civil society institutions carrying out human rights promotional activities in local communities. Organizations that have already received an ACT grant in the past are eligible as long as they have no outstanding reports concerning the previously funded project.
Application forms, guidelines and deadlines are available from local UNDP country offices and/or OHCHR field presences in the above-mentioned countries and territories.
Further details on the seventh phase of the ACT Project are available at: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/education/training/act.htm

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