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Offer: Human Rights Watch seeks Researcher on Brazil

Job opening: Brazil Researcher
Human Rights Watch

Organization: Human Rights Watch
Location: United States (New York, NY)

Deadline for applications: March 20, 2011

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on Brazil with the Americas Division.

The Researcher in HRW's Americas Division will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on Brazil. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring and documenting human rights practices in Brazil 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; monitoring Brazil's foreign policy with respect to human rights issues around the globe; writing reports, briefing memos, short reports, statements, op-eds, articles, and press releases, as well as submissions to international bodies, as needed in a concise and accurate manner, in tight timeframes; responding promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community; helping to design and implement local and international advocacy strategies to improve respect for human rights in Brazil, by publicizing research findings, briefing government and U.N. officials, and working with local NGOs and human rights activists; working closely with local and regional human rights organizations to ensure that the work of HRW in Brazil complements and enhances their own work; and developing recommendations to stop or prevent abuses.

During the first year, the Researcher will be based in New York or Washington, DC, and travel extensively to Brazil; in subsequent years, s/he will be based in Brazil.


The successful applicant must be flexible and able to respond quickly to crises and conflicts as they may occur, in coordination with other Americas 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 law, international relations, journalism, or the social sciences is required, as well as experience working on human rights issues. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Portuguese are essential. Experience living or working in Brazil is essential. 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: Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional candidates and offers competitive compensation and generous 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 " Brazil Researcher Ref AME-11-1008-L” 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 (Brazil Researcher Ref AME-11-1008-L)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
Fax: (212) 736-1300

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.

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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.

The Americas Division of Human Rights Watch (formerly Americas Watch) was established in 1981 to monitor human rights throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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