[16days_discussion] Job Announcement - Women's Human Rights

Janet Walsh walshj at hrw.org
Mon Jun 25 16:04:33 EDT 2007


Please distribute widely :

 

F/T Position Available:

Executive Director

Women's Rights Division 

Deadline for applications: July 6, 2007

 

Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is seeking a highly-qualified, senior-level
professional to head its Women's Rights Division ("WRD").

 

Description:  The Executive Director of HRW's Women's Rights Division is
responsible for charting strategy, setting priorities, planning, and
executing research and advocacy to best defend and advance women's human
rights globally.  She or he is responsible for overseeing the collection
of detailed information on human rights practices affecting women, the
publication of reliable, comprehensive, insightful, and timely reports
on those practices, and the use of those reports to generate
international pressure to curb abuses.  She or he represents the
organization frequently before the international press and broadcast
media; meets with government and other high-level officials; coordinates
with allied organizations, local NGOs and other Human Rights Watch
program areas; sets programmatic priorities; manages and develops staff;
directs the planning and execution of research and related advocacy
initiatives; provides final editing of reports and other written
interventions; and takes part in research and writing.  The Executive
Director is also responsible for fundraising, identifying and recruiting
donors, and drafting funding proposals.  She or he will preferably be
based in the organization's New York City headquarters, but other
locations may be considered.   This position requires travel both
domestically and internationally.

 

Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated,
creative, strategic thinker with substantive, senior-level experience
working on women's human rights issues globally.  She or he will have
excellent leadership skills and a depth and breadth of management and
organizational skills, including the demonstrated ability to lead a team
of talented professionals in multiple global locations. She or he must
be able to juggle multiple tasks and work collegially in a demanding,
diverse, and fast-paced professional environment.  The ideal candidate
will have excellent oral and written communications skills in English,
keen political judgment, proven initiative and follow-through, the
ability to work quickly and well under pressure, and a commitment to
human rights.   Fluency in one or more languages other than English is
desirable.  An advanced degree in women's studies, law, area studies,
public policy, or a related field is desired, as is familiarity with
international human rights law. 

 

Salary and Benefits:  HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers
competitive compensation and generous 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 by emailing in a single submission: a letter of
interest describing your experience, your resume, names or letters of
reference, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) no later than
July 6, 2007 to program at hrw.org.  Please use "Application for WRD
Executive Director" 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 (WRD Executive Director)

350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor         

New York, NY  10118-3299

Fax: (212) 736-1300

 

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not
discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the
strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

 

* * *

 

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.

 

The Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch was established in
1990 to monitor state-sponsored or state-tolerated violence and sex
discrimination against women in all regions of the world. Much of its
work consists of gathering detailed information on abuses against women
and publishing reports that are as reliable, comprehensive, and timely
as possible, so as to effect change in repressive practices and improve
respect for women's rights throughout the world.  The work of WRD seeks
to expand the scope of human rights work to address abuses against women
that traditionally have been overlooked or misunderstood, as well as
achieve greater accountability for violations of women's human rights.

 

 

 

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