Researcher at Human Rights Watch

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: ResearcherLocation: NigeriaJob Type: Full time Department: Africa DivisionProject Summary/Job DescriptionThe Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking applicants for the position of Researcher on Nigeria.The Africa Division works to promote human rights in Africa and conducts a wide range of work, including human rights investigations, report writing, advocacy, building local partnerships, and media work.The Researcher will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda on human rights conditions in Nigeria.The position reports to the Executive Director of the Africa Division and will preferably be based in Nigeria but other locations, especially in the region, may be considered.ResponsibilitiesResearch, monitor and document human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources including governments, local media, NGOs, victims, witnesses, journalists, diplomats, security forces and others in the field;Conduct fact-finding missions in Nigeria and other countries, as needed;Write and publicize reports, letters, news releases, op-eds, and submissions to international bodies based on the findings of the research;Develop and implement local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices;Place abuses within the broader political, social and economic contexts and present human rights concerns to government officials, opinion leaders, inter-governmental agencies, and the media;Respond promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community and take initiative to project concerns in public debate;Work closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local human rights organizations to ensure that HRW’s work complements and enhances their own work;Liaise effectively with HRW staff located in multiple locations throughout the world to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities;Deliver outputs in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Africa Division;Assist the Executive Director of the Africa Division and HRW’s Development and Outreach Department in conducting fundraising;Travel domestically and internationally, as required, in order to carry out research and advocacy;Be prepared and willing to work flexible hours to accommodate developing and urgent events; andPerform other duties as required. 

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