Internship at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (New Delhi, India)



Dear colleagues,

CHRI a non-governemntal international organisation working on human rights
in the Commonwealth countries would like to recruit an intern for its
ongoing East Africa project on police reforms.

We will appreciate if the job description could be kinly circulated
through your list serve.

Thanking you,
Sincerely

Dr. Doel Mukerjee
Project officer
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
N8 II Floor
Green Park
New Delhi 110016
Tel:91-11-26850523/26864678
Fax:91-11-26864688
email:doel@humanrightsinitiative.org
website: www.humanrightsinitiative.org


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JOB VACANCY

Position Title:	Project Intern - East Africa

Responsible to:	Coordinator - East Africa

Overall purpose: As part of a team, to develop and implement CHRI's
programme on police reform in East Africa. The period of internship will
be one year.

Emoluments and Benefits: Stipend of IRS 120,000 p.a. CHRI will cover one
round trip to New Delhi and provide shared accommodation.

Deadline for applications: 15th November 2003.

Applications procedure: Send applications to
<michelle@humanrightsinitiative.org>. Include resume' and two relevant
writing samples

Headquarters: Based in New Delhi, India, but liable to serve anywhere in
India and abroad.  Will definitely be required to work in East Africa

Responsibilities:
1.	Research & writing
2.	Documentation
3.	Liaison with CHRI staff and external human rights organisations 
nationally, regionally and, where appropriate, internationally
4.	Interns are encouraged to attend staff meetings, and to offer 
organisational inputs in promoting old and new programmes at the CHRI
Undertaking such other duties as may reasonably be required of an Intern 
deemed from time to time by the management to be part of the priorities of 
the Organisation.

Qualifications:

Essential:
-	A first degree in social sciences;
-	Strong written and oral communication skills in English;
-	Research skills;
-	Familiarity with current international human rights issues and the 
broader human rights movement
-	Interest and enthusiasm to grasp background information on the 
socio-economic and political scenario of the region, i.e., East Africa
-	Interest and enthusiasm to grasp background information on police 
administration and the surrounding law
-	Interest and enthusiasm to grasp backgrounds information of legal systems 
in the region
-	Willingness to travel within the region
-	Ability to work in a multicultural environment

Desirable:
-	Masters degree
-	Experience in research and writing projects
-	Understanding of the socio-economic, political and legal scenario of the 
region, i.e., East Africa
-	Understanding of police administration and the surrounding law
-	Understanding of legal systems in the region
-	Proficiency in at least one of the indigenous languages spoken in East 
Africa, preferably Kiswahili
-	Prior relevant work experience

For more information about CHRI's project in East Africa, please visit the
CHRI website on
http://www.humanrightsinitiative.org/programs/police/p_in_ea.htm




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