Human Rights Advocacy Consultant
CUNY Law School is looking for a Human Rights Advocacy Consultant to help support our human rights and social justice work. The right candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and hold a passion for social justice and human rights. The Consultant will produce six human rights and gender justice reports, one per month for six months, on the conditions for women and LGBTIQ persons in Iraq, DRC and Colombia through the Gender Law and Policy Project (GLPP) at CUNY Law School.
GLPP supports victims and advocates on gender-based violence, reproductive rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, economic and social rights, children’s rights and anti-trafficking work. Our partners come from the U.S. and around the world including Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Haiti and the DRC.
· Must have a Bachelor’s Degree. Holding a relevant advanced degree is a plus;
· A minimum of five years of relevant work experience or previous work, internship, or volunteer experience working in workers’ rights, human rights, women’s rights, LGBTI rights, or other social justice fields;
· High energy, self-motivated, independent worker who is highly organized, results oriented and deadline driven;
· Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively;
· Excellent writing and editing skills;
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
· Must be fluent in English. Speaking a second language of French is a plus;
· Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point.
The consultant’s status is that of an independent contractor and not that of an employee or agent of GLPP or CUNY Law School. The Consultant will not receive health insurance, sick leave, annual leave, pension, or any other fringe benefits associated with employment with CUNY Law School.