Program Officer sought for project on accountability for crimes against children

Conflict Dynamics International, a Massachusetts-based nongovernmental organization established in 2004, welcomes applications for a Program Officer to work on project relating to accountability for violations committed against children in armed conflict. The multiyear project, on which I am honored to serve as an advisor, is now in its second year. It is described as follows:

This initiatiCDI_logo_regve builds on CDI’s previous work in this area and aims to contribute substantially to the achievement of effective accountability for these violations through national and international mechanisms. CDI is developing a conceptual and practical framework aimed at practitioners working on accountability in the CAC context. Through this initiative CDI will also develop several other related resources that will provide guidance and technical support to practitioners.

As detailed in this complete job notice, duties of this full-time Program Officer will include communications and publications, fundraising and grant management, and monitoring. Sought is someone with inter alia a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in relevant fields; working knowledge of French or Arabic is desirable.

Deadline for applications is soon: September 12, 2014. Details on job duties and desired qualifications, and on how to apply, here.


Human Rights Watch seeks full-time children’s rights researcher

human-rights-watch-logoHuman Rights Watch is accepting applications for a full-time Researcher on Children’s Rights, who will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on children’s right to education.

As detailed in the full job notice, the Researcher’s duties will include monitoring and documentation, fact-finding missions, preparation of reports and other writings, development of strategy, media relations, liaising with HRW staff and partner NGOs, and advocacy. The Researcher will report to the Executive Director of HRW’s Children’s Rights Division.

Qualifications sought include “advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences, or a related field,” and at least five-years’ experience in “human rights reporting and advocacy.”

Application deadline is January 15, 2014; details here.

Save the Children seeks top lawyer

The nongovernmental organization Save the Children, founded nearly 100 years ago by Eglantyne Jebb, is accepting applications for the position of Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, who

‘will partner closely with other departments throughout the agency and with Save the Children International to help oversee and manage domestic and overseas legal needs and exposures while seeking to achieve the agency’s programmatic and other aims.’header_save_the_children_logo

The position will be based at one of the NGO’s offices, either in Washington, D.C., or in Westport, Connecticut. Minimum qualifications include a J.D. degree; 8-10 years in-house, firm, or government legal experience; and admission to practice (already or soon after) in D.C. or Connecticut.

Details here.

Hague international law academy seeks French-English publications manager

hagueThe 90-year-old Hague Academy of International Law seeks applications for a Publications Manager who will be responsible for a range of publications, including the Recueil des Course/Collected Courses published frequently throughout the year.

Located at the Peace Palace, site also of the International Court of Justice, the Academy organizes Summer Programmes on private and public international law, each featuring multi-day lectures that form the basis of the Recueils. It also sponsors a research Centre for Studies and Research; this year’s topic is “The Rights of Women and Elimination of Discrimination.”

Because the Academy’s events are held in both English and French, the Publications Manager must have, as stated in the vacancy notice, “[t]horough knowledge of French so as to be able to correct at a high level manuscripts that are submitted in French, and active knowledge of English.”

The position will begin on June 30, 2014, upon the retirement of the current Publications Manager. Deadline for applications is January 10, 2014. Details on the position, including supervisorial and other responsibilities, as well as application instructions, are available here.