Location: Uzbekistan (Tashkent)
Closing date: 25 Apr 2008
Job Description

F/T Position Available:
Europe & Central Asia Division
(Tashkent Office, Uzbekistan)
Apply Immediately

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Office Associate with the Europe & Central Asia (“ECA”) division's Tashkent Office.

Description: This is a one-year, full-time opportunity in our Tashkent field office for candidates with a strong interest in a future career in international human rights. The position may be extended for another year depending on funding. The Office Associate will provide HRW's Tashkent-based representative with logistical, administrative, clerical and substantive assistance while enjoying close supervision by HRW staff and gaining valuable exposure to the work of this international human rights organization.

The Associate's responsibilities will include:

* maintaining files, contact lists and a database of political prisoners
* maintaining communication among HRW's Tashkent and international offices
* drafting correspondence, responding to requests for information and preparing for and taking minutes at meetings
* occasional translating
* assisting with travel arrangements and follow-up
* assisting HRW's Tashkent representative with research and monitoring activities including interacting with local and international organizations, local officials and visiting foreign delegations
* helping with the collection of evidence of human rights abuses, including taking complaints
* attending and taking notes at trials
* other taskings as may be assigned
Qualifications: Candidates must be available as of mid-May 2008. An undergraduate degree is required, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or a related field. Russian and/or Uzbek language skills and very strong computer skills are essential. Relevant regional study and/or experience, as well as previous office experience, is desirable. Candidates must be self motivated, extremely well-organized, collegial, culturally sensitive, flexible and able to work independently and function under pressure in a difficult environment.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers excellent employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, an outstanding pension plan, and 20 days vacation per year.

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.
Vacancies Contact
PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing in a single submission: a letter of interest describing your experience, your resume, names or letters of reference, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) no later than April 25, 2008 to eca@hrw.org. Please use “Tashkent Associate” 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 (Tashkent Associate)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Fax: (212) 736-1300