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- Associate, Women's Rights, USA

Associate, Women's Rights
Human Rights Watch


Women’s Rights Division
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is looking for an efficient and self-motivated person who cares about women’s rights to join our team. This administrative position reports to the Executive Director of the Women’s Rights Division, is based in Washington, DC, and will support other Women’s Rights Division staff in multiple locations including outside the US. This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week and will require light travel and availability to work occasional nights and weekends.


1. Provide day-to-day administrative support to the team, including scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, preparing expense reports, managing multiple contact databases, and preparing for and taking minutes at meetings;
2. Edit, format, and/or distribute news releases, briefing papers, op eds, publications and web content and co-ordinate translations of the different products;
3. Proofread, format and coordinate the publication process of research reports;
4. Coordinate with colleagues outside the division to ensure timely and precise production of supporting materials for research and reports, such as videos and other multimedia;
5. Assist with coding and updating of on-line documents;
6. Provide event support at news conferences, staff meetings and retreats, and special events;
7. Coordinate and support advocacy work, including scheduling official meetings, drafting meeting requests, contributing to digital media campaigns, and providing background research;
8. Assist with recruiting division staff and with recruiting, coordinating, and mentoring of interns;
9. Record and process departmental finances; and
10. Carry out other duties as required.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in law, human rights, public policy, or social justice is preferred, but not required. Candidates with equivalent training/experience, extensive relevant administrative experience, and a passion for human rights work are also encouraged to apply.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required and more is preferred. Previous work, internship, or volunteer experience in women’s rights, human rights or social justice will be favorably considered.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail is required.
2. Excellent ability to write and edit in English is required. Candidates with fluency in Spanish, Arabic, French, or other languages will be favorably considered.
3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
4. Strong initiative, and ability to work both independently and as a member of a team of staff dispersed in different countries is required.
5. Computer literacy in MS Word and Excel is required.
6. Commitment to women’s rights and social justice is highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits: Salary range starts at $46,279. Human Rights Watch offers comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, a retirement savings plan and twenty (20) days of vacation per year.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at and attaching a letter of interest, a resume, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others). No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Recruitment will be conducted on a rolling but urgent basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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 do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. 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.

Job posted on 10th January 2019
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