The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, international human rights NGO based in New Delhi, India, has offices in London, UK and Accra, Ghana, and working for the practical realization of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth. Access to Information and Access to Justice are two focus areas of CHRI’s work. For more information, please visit: www.humanrightsinitiative.org
International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team at Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative monitors Commonwealth states’ compliance with civil, political and human rights obligations, and advocates for their strengthening. IAP strategically engages with regional and global human rights mechanisms, including the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) and the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). The programme regularly advocates for reform within the Commonwealth and stronger response mechanisms to stem human rights violations. IAP reviews Commonwealth members’ human rights commitments at UN forums; monitors the performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Commonwealth while advocating for their strengthening. It presses for the protection of human rights defenders, journalists, freedom of speech and expression, assembly and civil society space. As a trusted partner, CHRI has conducted fact finding missions in Nigeria, Zambia, Fiji, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Fiji and the Maldives.
This is a full-time position based at CHRI’s headquarters in New Delhi.
Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.
Interested candidates should apply with:
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 15th January 2019.
Candidates would be required to commit to a minimum of two years to the position.