Associate, Technology and Human Rights – Belgium

FULL-TIME JOB POSTING

ASSOCIATE

Department of Technology and Human Rights

Multiple locations considered

Application deadline: December 11, 2022

The newly created Department of Technology and Human Rights is looking for an employee to provide administrative support to a team of 11.

The department focuses on two areas of work: a) investigating and advocating the role of technology in human rights abuses around the world, and b) using technology to research and expose human rights abuses.

The associate will provide a range of administrative and project management support to the department’s staff, who are based in multiple locations, and will facilitate the production of research and advocacy products. Knowledge of key human rights issues related to technology is helpful but not required. We are looking for someone with strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to prioritize and the comfort of working in a dynamic and globally distributed team.

This full-time position is ideally based in one of our European offices (Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, London) and reports to the Head of Division.

Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating at reduced capacity. The successful candidate may need to work remotely if local mandates require it. We recognize that this moment during the pandemic is a uniquely difficult time for most people, especially those with caring responsibilities, and we strive to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both recruiting and entering this role be.

Responsibilities:

1. Provide day-to-day administrative support to Technology and Human Rights Department staff, such as: B. Scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements, preparing and minute-taking meetings, submitting expenses and bills, and responding to requests for information;

2. Tracking, structuring, and maintaining the department’s files and documentation related to budgets, expenses, research, published work, training, and donor reports;

3. Maintaining communication between Human Rights Watch offices, employees worldwide, and external partners;

4. Proofreading, formatting and/or distributing materials such as reports, press releases, briefing papers, letters, comments, web content and coordinating the publication process and translations of the various products;

5. Record, track and process department finances and donations;

6. Basic research support;

7. Assisting with events such as advocacy meetings, staff meetings and fundraising functions;

8. Assistance with recruitment processes, including the coordination of interns; and

9. Perform other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

We look forward to hearing from candidates who can perform the essential functions of this role, even if they don’t meet all of our desired qualifications – especially if they come from a background that is underrepresented in the NGO or technology sectors.

Education: A bachelor’s degree, equivalent education or equivalent relevant administrative experience is required. People with a passion for human rights work are encouraged to apply.

Experience: At least one year of relevant full-time work experience is required. Preliminary work, internships or voluntary experience in administrative functions are advantageous.

Related skills and knowledge:

1. Previous office/administrative experience, attention to detail, flexibility and strong organizational skills are required.

2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; Knowledge of other languages ​​is desirable.

3. Ability to prioritize and work independently with minimal supervision, as well as being part of a multi-site team is required.

4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks are required.

5. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is desirable. Experience with or willingness to learn image/video editing and graphic design software is desirable.

6. Commitment to human rights is required.

7. Experience of using a Drupal content management system is desirable.

8. Understanding of key global human rights issues related to technology is desirable.

***Other:***Candidates must hold a valid work permit for the office location where they would be working; HRW cannot fund a work permit for this role.

*** Salary and Benefits: *** Human Rights Watch offers a competitive salary and extensive employer-paid benefits.

***Application:***Please apply by December 11, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a cover letter and CV, 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 having technical difficulties submitting your application, or if you require accessible accommodation to submit your application, please email [email protected] Due to the great response, applications by e-mail are not accepted and inquiries about the status of the applications remain unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants and encourage candidates from a variety of backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome any kind of diversity. Our staff includes people who are parents and non-parents, self-taught and university graduates, and people with a wide range 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 thorough investigations, concise and timely reporting, innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

How to apply

***Application:***Please apply by December 11, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a cover letter and CV, 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 having technical difficulties submitting your application, or if you require accessible accommodation to submit your application, please email [email protected] Due to the great response, applications by e-mail are not accepted and inquiries about the status of the applications remain unanswered.

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