Location : Delhi, India
Period of the assignment: October 2020 – July 2021.
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation headquartered in New Delhi, with offices in London, United Kingdom and Accra, Ghana. Since 1987, it has worked for the practical realisation of human rights across 54 Commonwealth countries. CHRI specialises in the areas of Access to Justice (Police and Prison Reforms), Access to Information (Right to Information) and Freedom of Opinion and Expression. It researches, monitors, and advocates for accountability, transparency and good governance, and strives for legislative change.
The South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN), founded in 2017 and anchored in CHRI, has membership of more than 60 media professionals across South Asia. It seeks to support media workers by helping them work securely, monitoring intimidation and attacks against freedom of expression, and pressing for greater openness and accountability.
In July 2019 CHRI launched the Commonwealth 8.7 Network, which facilitates partnerships between grassroots NGOs that share a common vision to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery in Commonwealth countries. With a membership of approximately 60 NGOs from all five regions, the network serves as a knowledge-sharing platform for country-specific and thematic issues and good practice, and to strengthen collective advocacy.
CHRI has special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and is accredited to the Commonwealth Secretariat. It is recognised for its expertise by governments, oversight bodies and civil society and is registered as a society in India.
CHRI is looking for a Project Associate for a project to document disinformation in the critical initial months of COVID-19 in three countries of South Asia, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
Responsibilities include developing detailed project plan on the spread of fake news, disinformation, misinformation on hate and discrimination, and migration crisis during the pandemic in Bangladesh, India and Nepal; designing the project’s online repository, and developing a content plan and documentation database; monitoring progress by writing periodic review reports; providing end-to-end support to the project’s management team at CHRI; coordinating with project Research Officers to facilitate smooth documentation; coming up with ideas for written pieces for the online repository; managing publishing of information on the project’s online repository; develop content for the online repository.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.
Interested candidates should apply with:
The deadline for applications is September 21, 2020. Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, marking a copy to email@example.com. As CHRI’s office is not fully functional due to the COVID epidemic, applications sent by post are likely to remain undelivered.
Please use this subject line: Project Associate – Media Project. Incomplete applications will not be considered.