Human Rights Officer
How to apply
The application should be in English and contain:
(1) a curriculum vitae including two references with contact details;
(2) a cover letter explaining your qualifications and motivation for the position.
Once your application is ready, please apply here or copy paste the flowing link:
The position will remain opened until filled; we therefore encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and that all applications will be treated in strict confidentiality.
Please note that the applications should not be sent to: [email protected]
Working closely with Alkarama's contacts in the Arab world, the Human Rights Officer will work on individual cases of human rights violations in the Gulf region – namely extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and arbitrary detention –. This will include communicating such violations to the UN human rights mechanisms through individual complaints and country reports; carrying out country visits; liaising with regional and national civil society; and undertaking other advocacy actions to achieve these objectives
-Manage portfolio of individual/group cases of violations and ensure relevant follow up (keeping abreast of developments in the case, further submission of information, media work etc.);
-Research into and preparation of individual complaints to the UN human rights mechanisms (to Special Procedures, Treaty Bodies etc. – includes contact with victims and their families, national and international NGOs, Alkarama country representatives, the UN etc.);
-Draft and present reports on country situations to UN human rights mechanisms (e.g. reviews by Treaty Bodies, Human Rights Council complaint procedure etc. – may include travel to country for research and follow up purposes).