The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation working in the area of human rights. In 1987, several Commonwealth professional associations founded CHRI, since there was little focus on human rights within the association of 53 nations although the Commonwealth provided member countries with the basis of the shared common legal system.
About the Job
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is looking for a Project Officer for a project on building awareness and momentum on issues of custodial violence and UNCAT.
The work involves strategising and convening various stakeholders and duty-holders around the issue, undertaking the necessary research and developing educational and publicity material.
The position will be for one year and will be based at CHRI’s headquarters in New Delhi. The candidate is expected to work independently.
Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s in-Law/International Law/Human Rights
- 3-4 years of relevant work experience
- Ability to work with a high degree of initiative and responsibility
- Adaptability and strong networking and coalition building skills
- Experience of engaging with governments/UN bodies
- Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates should apply with the following:
- Current CV
- Cover letter
- Two writing samples of 2-4 pages each on relevant issues
- Contact details of two referees
The deadline for applications is 10 September 2019 and should be sent to vinu[at]humanrightsinitiative.org. Please mention the position for which you have applied in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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