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FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY:
Researcher and Advocate on Children’s Rights in the Digital Age
Children’s Rights Division
Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
The Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a highly qualified Researcher and Advocate to investigate, analyze, and advocate against children’s human rights abuses worldwide in the digital environment. The role of the Researcher and Advocate will include developing Human Rights Watch’s strategy on the topic, and carrying out that strategy by documenting, conveying, and seeking to address violations of children’s rights.
We welcome applications from people who have demonstrated familiarity with the impact of technology on potentially vulnerable communities, including those who have a background in journalism, law, social sciences, engineering or computer science.
The preferred location for this position is New York, London, Berlin, Washington, DC, or another major HRW office, such as Beirut, Johannesburg, Nairobi, or San Francisco.
Relevant experience may include, among other things, work as an investigative reporter or lawyer on issues related to children’s rights; freedom of expression; right to education; digital literacy; privacy rights; child protection from violence, sexual exploitation, and other harms; and business and human rights; research, writing, analysis, advocacy, or community organizing; analysis and advocacy for nonprofit organizations; or work in government on policies relating to children’s digital rights. We will consider applications from individuals with a demonstrated record of successful research, analysis, or advocacy, even in the absence of training in technology design or data science.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
The below offers a list of the kinds of qualifications that we will be looking for when evaluating applications.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at https://bit.ly/2IpGJW6 and attaching a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others), preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.
Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.
Human Rights Watch 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 and practices of influential governments and international institutions.