Human Rights Advocacy Specialist

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Human Rights Advocacy Specialist

  • Post Date:March 31, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

A Human Rights Organisation is seeking the services of a highly motivated and self-driven Human Rights Advocacy Specialist to join a team of high impact human rights practitioners for its Harare office. The ideal candidate is an advocacy specialist who understands the Zimbabwean human rights context and is eager to make an impact on the human rights policy and practice in Zimbabwe. Multi-talented, highly collaborative, an excellent writer and skilled communicator who must excel at targeted human rights work and advocacy activities. The specialist must excel at convening diverse groups of stakeholders to move strategy from vision to implementation and impact. The specialist must believe in all human rights for all people, in justice and accountability for all and willing to go an extra mile to ensure that the goals of the programme are achieved.

Position Summary

The incumbent will contribute to strengthening and supporting advocacy to and with the government, civil society, development partners, the international community, media, academia and citizens.Under the supervision of the Programs Coordinator, the specialist conducts various types of strategic and impact lobby and advocacy initiatives and engagements, including desk and field engagements, and coordinating the membership of the institution. The specialist will facilitate various multi-level and multi-stakeholder training and advocacy meetings, locally and internationally. S/he will carry out intensive human rights policy research and analysis and will be expected to make presentations before various audiences. The specialist will be expected to design and implement high impact human rights projects, participate in all necessary capacity enhancement programmes for stakeholders and contribute to fundraising efforts to move the programme forward.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Programmes Coordinator, the Human Rights Advocacy Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and initiatives to maximize on both local and global platforms on engagement and other forms of lobby and advocacy on emerging human rights issues. The Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Membership coordination; Design and implement high impact human rights projects;
  • Produce thoroughly researched analytical papers on human rights;
  • Carry out intensive and extensive human rights policy analysis;
  • Design appropriate interventions and recommendations for the human rights process in Zimbabwe;
  • Convene and facilitate regular stakeholder meetings which include training and dialogue on key human rights issues in Zimbabwe;
  • Participate in domestic, regional and international human rights advocacy programmes;
  • Participate in various activities on behalf of the organisation;
  • Compile and dispatch various human rights reports within agreed timeframes;
  • Keep a tag on and design appropriate responses to critical human rights developments in the country;
  • Attend to any other duties incidental to the attainment of project goals;
  • Conduct capacity building on human rights issues;
  • Represent the organisation in various fora; and facilitate knowledge building on good practices related to human rights advocacy and lobby, including keeping abreast with regional and international developments

Qualifications and experience

The candidate must have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Must possess a university degree in international development, international relations, social sciences, law, international relations or other relevant fields from a reputable institution.
  • An advanced degree is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of working experience in the human rights sector;
  • Possess skills in human rights research, monitoring and policy analysis;
  • Speak and write fluently in English;
  • Experience with funding partners and international organisations would be an added advantage;
  • Ability to speak at least one Zimbabwean vernacular language is an added advantage. S
  • trong personnel management and ability to create program goals and determine resources needed.
  • The Specialist should also have effective analytical skills in order to understand how political climates and legal regulations affect the people they are working with.

To apply

Applications should be addressed, with CV, a formal cover letter and the names and contact details of at least three referees to:Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee; Ref:Human Rights Advocacy Specialist, By email: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 9 April 2021