Human and Peoples Rights Internships
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The purpose of the Internship is to support the work of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders at the African Commission on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR).
It is a 12 month position based in Cotonou, Benin.
Candidates should be able to work in English and French.
Front Line will prioritise the recruitment of interns who have experience as a human rights defender in Africa.
Basic terms of reference:
Gather information on the situation of human rights defenders in Africa (with a particular focus on themes of concern identified bythe SR)
In coordination with other thematic mechanisms and with geographic desk officers, draft urgent appeals and communications to Governments concerning human rights violations against human rights defenders
Support follow-up of cases
Analyse replies received from Governments and prepare summaries for inclusion in the annual report
Assist in the preparation of background materials for official missions by the Special Rapporteur
Assist in liasing with non-governmental organizations for the smooth implementation of the mandate, as needed.
850USD per month.
Applications comprising a cover letter and CV should be sent to Tara Madden, Program Manager Front Line, by 31st December for an internship
Applications can be sent by email to: recruit[at]frontlinedefenders.org or by post to: Front Line 81 Main St. Blackrock Co. Dublin Ireland.
For more information and application, visit: Human and Peoples Rights Internships