Job Opening at Human Rights Watch in Tashkent

by Laurence on 5/2/2005

Registan.net readers may apply here:

The Researcher will be based in HRW’s Tashkent field office and monitor and investigate human rights developments in Uzbekistan, in order to publicize and curtail human rights abuses through writing and advocacy. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, taking testimony on human rights violations; writing reports, newsletters, and press statements on human rights concerns; bringing human rights violations to the attention of the governments of Uzbekistan, the United States, E.U. and OSCE member states, and international organizations; working with local groups and activists; expanding contacts with government officials and human rights groups in Uzbekistan and in other Central Asian states and Russia, the media, and international organizations based in the region, such as the OSCE, the United Nations, and international financial institutions; and developing strategies together with Human Rights Watch’s New York, Washington, Moscow, and Brussels offices for putting pressure on Uzbekistan to curb abuses.

Qualification:
The successful applicant will have an advanced degree in law, international relations, regional studies, journalism, or a related field; several years of human rights experience, ideally in Central Asia; and a demonstrated commitment to international human rights. The Researcher will be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and should be prepared to travel extensively in-country and occasionally to Moscow and New York for consultations. He or she should have a very good command of Russian and, preferably, Uzbek; excellent writing and communications skills; and a background in related regional studies. The position is available in mid-August 2005, subject to funding.


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