Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Human Rights Watch Researcher

Europe & Central Asia Division
Deadline for applications: September 15, 2006

Human Rights Watch ("HRW") 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 of influential
governments and international institutions.

HRW is seeking a researcher for its Europe and Central Asia Division. The
researcher will have primary responsibility for monitoring violations of
human rights in Turkey, as well as secondary responsibility for monitoring
violations in one or two other countries in the region, depending on the
researcher's expertise and the Europe and Central Asia division's needs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring, investigating
and documenting human rights violations in Turkey and other assigned
countries and developing effective recommendations to help ameliorate those
violations; advocating effectively for the improvement of human rights with
governments and other governing institutions in the region, together
with international organizations with a field presence, including the United
Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Union (E.U.); writing concise, timely and accurate briefing memos, reports, press releases and other documents; collaborating effectively with HRW colleagues and with international and local non-governmental organizations in Turkey on issues of
common concern; and responding to inquiries from the press, public, and
international and local organizations based in Turkey and elsewhere. The
organization would strongly prefer for the researcher to be based in our offices in
New York, London, or Brussels, but will consider applications from strong
candidates who can only be based in one of HRW's other European offices (Berlin or
Geneva). Frequent travel to Turkey and other countries of responsibility as
well as to New York for consultations is required.

An advanced degree in law, international relations, regional studies, journalism, or a related field; several years of human rights experience, ideally with significant experience conducting field research; and a demonstrated commitment to international human rights are required.
Familiarity with the institutions of the European Union and the Council of
Europe strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent Turkish and, preferably, other regional languages; excellent writing and communications skills; and a background in the region.

*Salary and Benefits:*
Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional candidates and offers competitive
compensation and generous employer-paid benefits.

*PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing together a letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for references, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) *no later than September 15, 2006* to
Please use "Turkey Researcher Application" 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 (Turkey Reseacher)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Fax: (212) 736-1300

*Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.*


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