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Fellowship/Colleges/Tucson, Arizona

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The University of Arizona

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Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Tucson, AZ

Date Last Verified

Jun 04,2012

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Dec 21,2009

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Senior Research Fellow / Research Associate The Fellow will work in accordance with work plans developed in conjunction with the Project Coordinator of the Support Project. Will assist the Special Rapporteur in all aspects of carrying out mandate. Collect and analyze information regarding the human rights situation of indigenous peoples around the world. Ensure the preparation and conduct of country visits, and draft reports and other written materials about those visits. Draft communications, reports, press statements, and other written materials regarding individual cases of alleged violations of human rights. Assist the Special Rapporteur in his efforts to promote respect for human rights of indigenous peoples and to advise governments in identifying and specifying their needs for advisory services and technical cooperation. Prepare thematic reports and other research-based studies related to the human rights situation of indigenous peoples around the world. Assist with fundraising for the Support Project.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have an J.D. or relevant graduate-level degree with course work in international human rights law or other relevant subjects in the fields of international relations and indigenous affairs. Must have 2+ years of work experience in the area of international human rights, including relevant field experience. Should have working knowledge of the United Nations human rights system as it relates to indigenous peoples. Fluency in English and competency in written and spoken Spanish is needed. Excellent research and writing skills are a must.

Additional info

Job Number: 44236. Send letter of interest, resume, and writing sample with a law school transcript and the names and contact information for 3+ references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The University of Arizona
University Services Building
888 N. Euclid Avenue
Room 114
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0158
Fax: 520-621-9098