self-employed research and advocacy officer, London

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is seeking a part time research and advocacy officer for our London office. CHRI is an international human rights non-governmental organisation working across the Commonwealth with a particular focus on issues around access to information and access to justice. CHRI is headquartered in India, with Offices in Ghana and London.

We are an independent UK charity, however the London team works closely with staff in New Delhi and Accra to conduct research and advocacy on issues and countries of concern within the Commonwealth.

Our current research and advocacy priorities include:

  • SDG8.7,
  • Access to Justice,
  • Right to Information, and
  • LGBT rights.

CHRI London is going through a period of expansion and renewal ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April. At the summit we will launch a report calling for action to achieve SDG8.7 across the Commonwealth, and are now recruiting an experienced research and advocacy officer to play a leading role in driving forwards this ambitious agenda.

The remuneration as part of this contract will be £200 a day, and the initial contract will be for 70 days’ work over a 12-month period. The majority of work can be carried out remotely.

Scope of work

As part of a small, dynamic team based in London, the CHRI research and advocacy officer will work closely with staff, and the London Executive Committee to help achieve our mandate to help achieve the practical realization of human rights across the Commonwealth’s 53 member states. The officer will report to the Head of the London office. Specifically, this officer will:

  • Feed into and help implement CHRI’s London post-CHOGM Advocacy Strategy, ensuring that it is firmly grounded in evidence and a good analysis of our advocacy targets,
  • Provide research and analysis, primarily on issues relating to achieving SDG8.7 across the Commonwealth, and produce reports, briefing notes and other materials,
  • Lead advocacy efforts on specific advocacy priorities, representing CHRI to high profile policy- makers, practitioners, think-tanks, academic partners, the media and the public,
  • Work closely with CHRI London’s Head of Office to develop coordinated advocacy and public campaigns on priority themes and countries,
  • Manage Advocacy Interns.

Closing Date: 6th March 17:00 GMT

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted on the 8th and 9th March.

The contract is scheduled to commence on 19th March but there may be some flexibility.

Application Details

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in the role, and any relevant experience to with your surname and ‘research and advocacy officer’ in the subject line. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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