Researcher on Burundi, Human Rights Watch, Bujumbura

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Location: Burundi (Bujumbura Field Office)

Duration: 2 years, with possibility of extension

Human Rights Watch is seeking a researcher to monitor violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Burundi.


  • The individual in this position must be flexible and able to respond quickly to crises and conflicts as they may occur and in coordination with the HRW Great Lakes Team Leader, producing excellent written material under tight deadlines.

  • An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law and history or the social sciences is required.
  • Candidates should have a background in human rights concerns in Burundi and in the Great Lakes generally.
  • Experience in human rights work and living and/or working in the region is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and French are required.
  • The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated, extremely well-organized, collegial and able to work quickly and well under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team.
  • She/he must evidence a demonstrated commitment to international human rights.

    Please apply immediately (no calls or email inquiries, please) by emailing together a letter of interest, resume, names and contact details for references and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) no later than May 17, to

    Please use "Burundi Researcher Application" as the subject of your email.

    Only complete applications will be reviewed.

    It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email.

    If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

    Human Rights Watch
    Attn: Search Committee (Burundi Researcher)
    2nd Floor, 2-12 Pentonville Road
    London N1 9HF, United Kingdom

    Fax: +44 (0)20 7713 1800

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