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The Project for International Religious Freedom and Human Rights of the Hudson Institute
Staff Attorney
Overview: The Project for International Religious Freedom and Human Rights of the Hudson Institute has been and
remains involved with drafting, enacting and enforcing such human rights initiatives as: International Religious
Freedom Act and its reauthorizations; Trafficking Victims Protection Act and its reauthorizations; Prison Rape
Elimination Act; North Korea Human Rights Act and its reauthorizations; Sudan Peace Act; Democracy Promotion Act;
and balanced reform of the asylum provisions of the Real ID and Patriot Acts. The Project is directed by Michael
Horowitz, an experienced attorney who has: practiced commercial and administrative law as a partner of major law
firms in New York and D.C.; taught at the University of Mississippi Law School and the Georgetown Law Center; and
served as General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget.
To apply: Interested applicants are asked to send a C.V to: horowitz.mikej@gmail.com
Please call 202-223-9200 with any questions.

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Human Rights Advisor
Warsaw, Poland
Overview: The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE
responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election
observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s
assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s
mandate.
Qualifications: University degree in law, political science, international relations, or social sciences,
specialization in human rights and t least six years of progressively responsible and relevant professional
experience in the field of human rights including experience at the international level in an advisory function.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Duties: Monitoring and analyzing implementation of OSCE Human Dimension commitments related to human rights and
fundamental freedoms including related national legislation and policies with a view to identifying key areas of
concern, assisting in the provision of advice and recommendations, and preparing general and issue-specific reports
and/or other background material on incidents, priority issues and situations for ODIHR management.
To apply: If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE’s online application link found under
http://www.osce.org/employment/13108.html. In case of difficulties with applying on-line, optionally you may send
the application by e-mail to recruit@odihr.pl or by regular post (so that it arrives by the deadline) to OSCE /
ODIHR Human Resources, Al. Ujazdowskie 19, 00- 557 Warsaw, Poland.
Salary: Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the post
adjustment multiplier and exchange rate, is approximately EUR 4,450 (single rate) and approximately EUR 4,760
(dependency rate). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social security will include participation in
the Vanbreda International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The
Organisation contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee’s salary to this Fund and the employee
contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common
System.

Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Bilingual Attorney
Washington, DC
Overview: The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) Attorney to
litigate human rights cases before the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. CEJIL is a
regional organization that works to promote human rights throughout the Hemisphere through the effective use of the
Inter-American System.
Qualifications: Demonstrate an interest in international human rights law; law Degree (Masters preferred but not
required); three years of work experience, preferably at the international level. Final candidates will eventually
be asked to submit a writing sample in Spanish and write a legal brief on a topic relevant to the Inter-American
System.
Duties: Support the litigation of cases primarily from the Andean Region and North America before the Inter-
American Commission and Court; maintain relationships with local NGOs, government representatives, and
international organizations in Latin America; design and support training sessions, workshops, and materials about
the Inter-American System or international human rights law.
To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email only to washington@cejil.org
(subject: Attorney Search). Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: December 1st, 2009
Salary: CEJIL offers an excellent benefits package that includes generous paid vacation, as well as employer-paid
health, dental and life insurance.

Amnesty International
Representative and Head of Office at the UN
New York, NY
Overview: The Representative & Head of Office has overall responsibility for managing the Office and leading the
Office team in the development, implementation, evaluation and coordination of Amnesty International (AI)
strategies in relation to the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations at the location of the
Office.
For more information and to download an application please visit: http://www.amnesty.org/en/jobs/vacant-
positions/representative-and-head-office-un-20091014

People For the American Way
Director of Federal Governmental Affairs
Washington, DC
Overview: People For the American Way is a national organization dedicated to defending constitutional and civil
rights and promoting the democratic values of citizen participation, freedom of expression, freedom of religion,
and equal opportunity for all.
Qualifications: Law degree required and substantial experience and knowledge of Capitol Hill and the legislative
process.
Deadline: November 14th 2009
For more information please visit: http://www.idealist.org/en/job/354711-298

DanChurchAid (DCA)
Programme Manager, Humanitarian Mine Action,
Democratic Republic of the Congo (the) (Kalemie)
DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a highly competent Programme Manager
for our Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in DR Congo (Katanga). As a
Programme Manager you will be heading our efforts to secure a safer
environment for the local populations in one of the most deprived and
war affected areas in the world. The posting is a non-family duty
station.
We offer:
- A job that will make a difference and improve the lives of people
living at risk from landmines and other explosive remnants of war
- Decision making competence within the set framework of the programme
- Challenging and varied tasks
- The opportunity to expand the existing programme
- Committed colleagues and support from HQ in all aspects of the programme
- Salary scale of DKK 39.600 ? 46.200, comprehensive insurance, one
free leave ticket yearly, free housing
- Rest and recuperation
- 6 weeks of annual leave
- A one year contract preferably starting in December 2009
We expect you to have:
- Proven experience in results based management and leadership
- The ability to cope in a challenging environment
- Accountability and integrity
- Proposal and report writing skills
- The ability to lead and motivate staff in a hardship environment
- Cultural sensitivity and the ability to build relations both within
and outside DCA
- Entrepreneurial drive and commitment to getting the job done
- Previous Mine Action experience and experience from developing
countries is an advantage
- Fluency in French ? or capability and desire to learn – is a requirement
For further information and a detailed job description, please contact
Ms Signe Nørmose, sno@dca.dk
Closing date for applications is November 8, 2009. Interviews are
expected to take place on 17 November.
How to apply
Go to Vacancies at http://www.danchurchaid.org

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly
Istanbul, Turkey
Winter Break Fellow
Overview: (HCA) is an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization working to advance fundamental rights and freedoms, peace, democracy and pluralism in Turkey and beyond. HCA’s Refugee Advocacy and Support Program (RASP) was founded in 2004 to empower and support refugee populations in Turkey and ensure their rights are upheld under national and international law.
Qualifications: Farsi, French or Arabic fluency (highly desirable); excellent analytical and writing skills; experience interviewing survivors or trauma or torture; experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural NGO environment; ability to take initiative and work well independently while also being able to work collaboratively; willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities; Word, Excel and internet research proficiency.
Duties: Legal fellows are assigned a range of duties, including: conducting “intake” with new clients; observing and later carrying out in-depth interviews focusing on why a refugee has left his or her country of origin and why he or she fears returning; conducting legal research and research on country conditions in specific refugee-producing countries; drafting affidavits and legal arguments; attending weekly case meetings attended by all legal advisors; representing clients during interviews at the UNHCR; drafting or editing advocacy or training materials as needed. Legal fellows are provided with training on domestic asylum procedures, relevant Turkish and international law, country of origin research methods, ethical considerations working with refugees, interviewing techniques and the role of interpreters during client interviews. They meet with the supervising attorney once per week to discuss their work and questions that arise during the course of their work. Legal fellows are also invited to join weekly case meetings to discuss case strategy and bi-monthly Refugee NGO meetings with HCA’s partners in the field. Staff are very communicative and supportive, and legal fellows are encouraged to ask questions any time they arise. Legal Fellows are expected to work four or five days per week, 30-40 hours per week.
To apply: Pease send a cover letter and a resume to Rachel Levitan, Legal Aid Coordinator
rachel@hyd.org.tr
Kumbaraci Yokusu No:50/3
Tomtom Mah.
Beyoglu – Istanbul
Turkey 34433
Tel: +90 (0)212 292 4830
Fax: +90 (0)212 292 4833

International Rescue Committee
Gender Based Violence Program Manager
Location: Chad
Closing date: 15 Dec 2009
In response to a growing humanitarian crisis and the influx of refugees into Chad, the IRC launched programs in
Chad in February 2004, focusing on the most urgent needs of water and sanitation, education, health, and
protection. IRC program activities have been concentrated on the northernmost refugee population centers in Chad,
which are located in the Prefecture of Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti (BET), near the towns of Bahai and Cariari. In July
2004, the refugees were moved to Oure Cassoni camp, which was built and is managed by the IRC with support from the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). IRC is currently responsible for Primary Health Care,
Environmental Health, Protection, Camp Management, Gender Based Violence, Child and Youth Protection and Education
programming.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Gender Based Violence Manager will play a key role in building program quality and effectiveness into the
gender-based violence work at Oure Cassoni refugee camp. Specific responsibilities include technical service
delivery, monitoring and evaluation, professional development and training of national staff, and project cycle
management of grants and budgets. With a core emphasis on building national staff capacity, the post will supervise
and offer technical support to two national officers, as well as to refugee workers in the camp to support
community based protection mechanisms with a view to identifying and responding to GBV needs within the camp.
Requirements:
- Minimum of three years professional and international experience, experience working in Chad or with
beneficiaries of similarly different cultures preferred.
- Experience working on gender-based violence issues and/or managing a GBV program in conflict-affected countries
and/or refugee settings is required
- University degree in social science, social work, health or other related field;
- Fluent English and proficient French, written and spoken, required. Arabic a plus.
- Experience in program management, project planning, and budget management.
- Strong communication skills and proven ability to collaboration between actors;
- Experienced in managing a multi-cultural staff team; excellent capacity building skills.
- Ability to write clear and concise reports; previous experience writing proposals.
- Strong computer skills;
- Ability to work well in unstable security environments, and under administrative and programmatic pressures.
How to apply
Please apply at http://www.ircjobs.org
Reference Code: RW_7WUL6E-11

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Gender-based violence manager
Location: Ethiopia
Closing date: 16 Dec 2009
The GBV Manager will be the focal point for IRC?s Gender-based violence program in Somali Region. With technical
support from the GBV Coordinator, the GBV Manager will be responsible for the administration of community based GBV
response and prevention programs in Aw Barre, Kebri Beyah, and Sheder refugee camps. S/he will ensure the goals and
objectives of the program are met by providing technical oversight to field-based staff with an emphasis on
coaching national staff and strengthening their skill sets.
This position technically supervises ten staff.
Requirements
Essential
- MA/S or equivalent in health (MPH), social science, humanities or other related degree.
- Previous experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting.
- Previous experience in project management in conflict or post conflict situation, preferably in Africa.
- At least 2 years experience in direct service provision for survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence,
preferred
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring
- Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods of community development and mobilization
- Thorough understanding of gender-based violence theory and practice.
- Proven experience in developing competency-based training modules.
- Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills.
- Good coordination and networking skills.
- Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred
- Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.
- Ability to live in a high security environment
- Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
How to apply
Please apply at www.ircjobs.org
IRC leading the way from harm to home.


INTERNSHIPS

Internship at Logistics Support Unit, UNOCHA, Geneva Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Oct 2009
Location: Switzerland – Geneva
Under the supervision of the Chief, Logistics Support Unit, the Intern will:
- Assist in liaising with UN Agencies, NGOs, inter-governmental and
governmental organizations to collect and analyze information on their
emergency stockpiles
- Assist in the expansion of the global mapping of relief stocks as
recommended by the Humanitarian Response Review
- Assist in the update of the directory of emergency stockpiles
- Assist in the introduction and negotiation of the Customs
Facilitation Model Agreement in Spanish-speaking countries (Latin and
South America)
Qualifications:
Applicants must be enrolled in post-graduate education throughout the
duration of the internship. Fluency in English and Spanish, strong
writing skills, computer literacy and an interest in humanitarian
affairs are required.
Please note: The internship is unpaid and the intern is not allowed to
apply for a job within the UN Secretariat for a period of six months
following the internship.
How to apply
Please send your applications to lsu@un.org


CONFERENCES

Amnesty International’s
2009 Western Regional Conference
San Francisco California
November 6-8, 2009
The 2009 Amnesty International USA Western Regional Conference will be held in San Francisco November 6-8. Join
other Amnesty International activists for an inspiring weekend affirming a full spectrum of rights and human
dignity for all. The conference theme, “Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights” will highlight our recently launched
Dignity Campaign. It will be held at the San Francisco Hilton where special block room rates are available.
We will launch this year’s conference at Glide Memorial Church with Rev. Cecil Williams on Friday night to
highlight their years of dedication in combating poverty. We are also featuring an address by our executive
director Larry Cox, inspiring panels by prisoners of conscience, and much more.
Online Registration NOW OPEN
General Registration: AI Member: $50
Non-Member: $60
Student/Senior/Fixed Income: AI Member: $40
Student/Senior/Fixed Income Non-Member: $50
Register at http://www.amnestyusa.org/regional-conferences/west/page.do?id=1650028

The Department of Comparative Literature, Year of Translation presents:
TRANSLATING TESTIMONY: NEGOTIATING RIGHTS ACROSS LANGUAGES
Monday, November 9th
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
What role do translators play in shaping testimony of human rights violations? This symposium will feature a
keynote lecture by Ellen Elias-Bursac, an award-winning literary translator who currently works in the English
Translation Unit of the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague preparing documentary evidence from Bosnian, Croatian and
Serbian for the courtroom. The morning panel will consider questions of law and human rights in translation to
anticipate her lecture, and the afternoon panels will follow with examinations of examples of human rights in
translation from Africa and the Middle East.
10:00-11:30: Panel 1: Translating Rights in Legal Testimony
James Boyd White, chair, University of Michigan
Joseph Slaughter, Columbia University
Eric Cheyfitz, Cornell University
Andrew Herscher, University of Michigan
12:00-1:30: Keynote: Translating the Truth: the Role Translators Play in the Trials of the War Crimes Tribunal
Ellen Elias-Bursac, English Translation Unit, War Crimes Tribunal
2:00-3:30: Panel 2: Negotiating Versions of Truth
Jennifer Wenzel, chair, University of Michigan
Anne Cubilie, United Nations, New York
Yazier Henry, University of Michigan
Frieda Ekotto, University of Michigan
4:00-5:30: Panel 3: Translating Narratives of Torture
Joshua Miller, chair, University of Michigan
Anton Shammas, University of Michigan
Atef Said, University of Michigan
Juan Cole, University of Michigan
5:30-7:00: Reception
For more information, please visit
www.lsa.umich.edu/complit/yearoftranslation/events<http://www.lsa.umich.edu/complit/yearoftranslation/events> or e
-mail mscarrie@umich.edu<mailto:mscarrie@umich.edu>.
This event is free and open to the public.


ONLINE COURSES

  • Crime Scene and Evidence Documentation for International Human Rights Investigators
    Date: 26-30 April 2010
    Level: professional
    Focus: This training course is designed for human rights field investigators who may be confronted with having to document evidence of human rights violations as first responders to a crime scene. This course offers an understanding of the essentials of digital forensic photography, note taking, sketching and chain of custody.
    Location: Tallahassee (USA)
    Deadline of application: 15 January 2010
    Organisation: Physicians for Human Rights
    URL: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=135&language_id=1&erc_doc_id=5256&month=4&year=2010
  • Human Rights Litigation
    Date: 3 February-20 April 2010
    Level: professional
    Focus: This distance learning course provides participants with knowledge of the concept, types, venues and strategies of human rights litigation. It focuses on strategic litigation and legal aid both internationally and domestically, and explores a variety of strategies: issue or group oriented litigation, community based services, legal clinics, NGO or law firm resourced actions and others.
    Location: Internet (e-learning course)
    Deadline of application: 1 December 2009
    Organisation: HREA
    URL: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=135&language_id=1&erc_doc_id=5060&month=2&year=2010
  • Intensive Course on Health, Development and Human Rights
    Date: 7-11 December 2009
    Level: graduate, professional
    Focus: This course will be oriented towards finding practical applications to these complex global challenges through a health, development and human rights analysis. Included within this analysis will be the present status of international human rights law as it applies to public health practice in relation to developing countries.
    Location: Sydney (Australia)
    Deadline of application: -
    Organisation: UNSW Initiative for Health and Human Rights
    URL: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=135&language_id=1&erc_doc_id=5199&month=12&year=2009
  • International Tribunals, World Courts and Human Rights
    Date: 1 February-18 April 2010
    Level: (under)graduate, post-graduate, professional
    Focus: This distance learning course explores the multitude of international courts and tribunals which have been set up – since the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals after World War II – to adjudicate on human rights in the broadest sense, including violations of the law of armed conflict and international criminal law. It provides information and case studies on the working of such courts, from the International Court of Justice to ad hoc and hybrid criminal tribunals and from the regional human rights courts to the International Criminal Court.
    Location: Internet (e-learning course)
    Deadline of application: 1 December 2009
    Organisation: HREA
    URL: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=135&language_id=1&erc_doc_id=5071&month=2&year=2010
  • The UN Human Rights Council
    Date: 1 February-18 April 2010
    Level: (under)graduate, post-graduate, professional
    Focus: This distance learning course is a high-level introduction to the Human Rights Council, the main human right body of the United Nations (UN). The course is scheduled parallel to the regular session of the Human Rights Council. Depending on the Council’s schedule it will also provide “live” coverage of the Universal Periodic Review session and special sessions.
    Location: Internet (e-learning course)
    Deadline of application: 1 December 2009
    Organisation: HREA
    URL: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=135&language_id=1&erc_doc_id=5072&month=2&year=2010

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