Human Rights Project Assistant

Employer The Commonwealth
Deadline 11. January 2019
Type Full time
Location United Kingdom
Level Entry-level (0-2 years experience required)


The Human Rights Unit (HRU) in the Governance and Peace Directorate works to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in Commonwealth Member States.

The Human Rights Project Assistant will undertake a range of tasks in connection with the delivery of the HRU’s programmatic work.  Those duties include, researching and monitoring human rights developments, assisting in governance matters relating to the HRU, delivering on specific projects, contributing to articles/publications/papers authored by the HRU and preparing responses to internal and external correspondence.

To be considered for this role applicants must have completed a relevant post-graduate programme in a relevant field of study such as law, human rights, international relations, social policy or development studies.  Applicants also need to have between three and five years’ relevant experience (or two years’ relevant experience with a Master’s degree) at a national and/or international level in implementing and promoting best practice in human rights. In addition, applicants should have proven human rights research experience and experience in project planning, development, delivery and reporting. The successful applicant will have the ability to work respectfully and effectively in a multi-cultural work environment and in a small team as well as, experience of working in at least one region of the Commonwealth.

Please refer to the website for full details of the position and application process.  This role is only open to Commonwealth citizens who have the right to live and work in the UK.

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About the author

Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.