Human Rights Watch: Job Vacancy-Children’s Rights Division

by | Mar 27, 2018



Children’s Rights Division

London or Berlin Office

Application Deadline: 19 April 2018


Human Rights Watch is seeking an Associate to provide administrative assistance to the Children’s Rights Division. The Children’s Rights Division focuses on issues affecting children around the world including child labor, armed conflict, migration, and juvenile justice. The Associate reports to the deputy director of the Children’s Rights Division and will support other Children’s Rights Division staff working in Europe and other offices. This full-time position will be based in either the London or Berlin office.


  1. Providing day-to-day administrative support to Children’s Rights Division staff, such as scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, creating and maintaining extensive filing and archiving systems, and responding to requests for information;
  2. Maintaining communication between Human Rights Watch offices, global staff, and external partners;
  3. Proofreading, formatting, and distributing documents such as news releases, reports, tables, charts, briefing papers, op-eds, publications and web content;
  4. Assisting with desk research, electronic clippings, wires, and translations;
  5. Assisting with events such as advisory committee matters, advocacy meetings, staff meetings, and other special events;
  6. Assisting with the recruitment and coordinating interns;
  7. Recording, tracking, and processing divisional finances; and
  8. Carrying out other duties as required.



Education: A bachelor’s degree in human rights, international relations, social science, or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.


Related Skills and Knowledge: 

  1. Prior office/administration experience, unflagging attention to detail, flexibility and strong organizational skills are required.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; fluency in other languages (particularly French, Spanish, or Arabic) is highly desirable.
  3. Strong interest in international human rights is required.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are required.
  5. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with job responsibilities is required.
  6. Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.
  7. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.


Other: Applicants for this position must possess current UK or German work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers comprehensive compensation and benefits.


How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 19 April 2018 by visiting our online job portal at No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

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.


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