Project Officer, International Advocacy Programme

Project Officer, International Advocacy Programme

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working for human rights across the Commonwealth. CHRI has developed a focus on Access to Information and Access to Justice, particularly police reform and prison reform, in addition to broader human rights advocacy interventions on topical issues in the countries of the Commonwealth. CHRI researches, monitors, and advocates for accountability, transparency and good governance. It makes recommendations to Commonwealth governments on these issues.

CHRI is looking for a Project Officer for a project on building awareness and momentum on issues of custodial violence and UNCAT. The work involves strategising, and convening various stakeholders and duty-holders around the issue, undertaking necessary research and developing educational and publicity material.

The position will be for one year, and will be based at CHRI’s headquarters in New Delhi. The candidate is expected to work independently.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s in law / international law / human rights
  • 3-4 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to work with a high degree of initiative and responsibility
  • Adaptability and strong networking and coalition building skills
  • Experience of engaging with governments / UN bodies

Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.

Interested candidates should apply with:

  • current CV;
  • cover letter;
  • two writing samples of 2-4 pages each on relevant issues
  • contact details of two referees

The deadline for applications is 10 September 2019, and should be sent to Please mention the position for which you have applied in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.