(On the Job! pays occasional notice to interesting intlaw job notices) The Washington, D.C.-based Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, which has worked to achieve social justice since its establishment 4 decades ago (prior IntLawGrrls posts), is seeking applications for an Advocacy Officer.
Primary duties of the Advocacy Office will include working with the Center's Human Rights Award laureates to develop and implement joint domestic and international legal, advocacy and communications strategies to achieve laureates’ social change goals by, among other things, initiating and leading comprehensive research projects to support the laureates’ strategies.
► J.D. degree or equivalent, with at least 3 years' experience in human rights or the legislative arena;
► Experience with domestic and international human rights mechanisms;
► Working knowledge of U.S. Congressional legislative process, the United Nations system, regional human rights systems, and multi-lateral institutions, coupled with an ability to maintain active contacts with key stakeholders in all 4 systems and their staff in order to support the goals and objectives of the RFK Human Rights Award laureates; and
► Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and, preferably,
► Knowledge of Sudan, Darfur, Western Sahara, and U.S. domestic human rights issues, plus fluency in Arabic and French.
Deadline is this Friday, April 10, 2009. To apply, e-mail (subject line "Advocacy Officer Position") a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 3 references to Fernanda Katz Ellenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.