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August 13, 2013

Advocacy Associate-Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, Washington, DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34tn6PjGH74bD/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster awareness of and support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain by advocating for the rights of the Bahraini people to key actors within the US government, the international community, and the general public.

The Advocacy Associate plays an active role in developing ADHRB's advocacy initiatives and strategies aimed at advancing human rights and democracy in Bahrain. This position reports to the Director of Advocacy.

Responsibilities:

Serve as primary point of contact for NGOs and think tanks, and represent ADHRB at coalition meetings, conferences, and events
Develop and strengthen relationships with the NGO and think tank community
Develop and execute coordinated NGO advocacy campaigns
Research, analyze, and synthesize information and data about the human rights situation in Bahrain to accurately document violations and develop advocacy initiatives
Compile reports, white papers, briefing memos, letters, and other advocacy materials
Assist with outreach to U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and United Nations officials
Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of overall advocacy strategies that advance support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain
Help facilitate Bahraini delegation visits to Washington, D.C. and New York
Assist with administrative duties as needed
Hire and manage Advocacy interns

Qualifications and Skills:

1-3 years of experience
BA required, and MA in international relations, public policy, or related field a plus
Demonstrated experience in the development and execution of advocacy strategies, as well as managing projects
Experience in research and report writing preferred
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a collaborative working environment
Strong knowledge of the Gulf region and human rights preferred, but not required
Arabic language skills are a plus, but not required
ADHRB offers a competitive compensation package.

How to apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@adhrb.org

Posted by sjadrich at August 13, 2013 12:08 PM

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