Researcher For Vietnam And Cambodia

Monday, December 19, 2011

If you are so inclined.

Full-Time Position Available:
Asia Division
(Cambodia or Thailand base preferred)
Apply Immediately

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on Vietnam and Cambodia.

Description: Human Rights Watch is seeking a Researcher to monitor the human rights and international humanitarian situation in Vietnam and Cambodia. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring and documenting human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources including governments, local media, NGOs, journalists, diplomats, security forces and others in the field; carrying out research in the countries; writing reports, briefing memos, short reports, statements, op-eds, articles, and press releases, as well as submissions to international bodies, on human rights concerns in the countries as needed in a concise and accurate manner, with a quick turnaround time; responding promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community; helping to design and carry out local and international advocacy strategies to improve respect for human rights in Vietnam and Cambodia, including by publicizing research findings, briefing government and U.N. officials, etc., and working with local NGOs and human rights activists; working closely with local human rights organizations to ensure that the work of HRW in Vietnam and Cambodia complements and enhances their own work; and developing recommendations to stop or prevent abuses. The position will preferably be based in Cambodia or Thailand.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must be flexible and able to respond quickly to crises and conflicts as they may occur, in coordination with other Asia Division staff. S/he must have strong research and documentation skills and be capable of producing excellent written material under tight deadlines. An advanced degree in international relations, journalism, law or the social sciences and/or experience in human rights work are required, as is a background in human rights concerns in Vietnam and/or Cambodia. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are essential; knowledge of Vietnamese is desirable and knowledge of Khmer is an asset. Experience living or working in the region is also an asset. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, able to work quickly and well under pressure both independently and as a member of a team, and demonstrate a commitment to international human rights.

Salary and Benefits:HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY(no calls or email inquiries, please)by emailing together a letter of interest, resume, references, salary requirements, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) to Please use "Vietnam & Cambodia Researcher Ref ASI-11-1047-A" as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (Vietnam & Cambodia Researcher Ref ASI-11-1047-A)
350 Fifth Ave., 34th Floor
New York, NY10118

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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.