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FULL-TIME TERM JOB OFFER

Strategy Design Specialist

Main Program Office

Multiple locations supported

Application deadline: November 13, 2022

Human Rights Watch (HRW) teams regularly assess how to design effective influencing strategies in an ever-changing geopolitical context and growing backlash against the promotion and advancement of human rights in many parts of the world. The Main Office of Programs is looking for an experienced and effective strategy design specialist who can draw on existing pilots and ongoing work across HRW divisions to help guide the design of strategies related to global thematic issues, regional and/or national priorities, and the establishment of short and medium term projects. long-term strategies in crisis or rapid response situations.

The Strategy Design Specialist will be able to move between topics as needed and will have three areas of responsibility: working closely with teams to guide the design and adaptation of a project or larger divisional strategy in specific areas; hone the skills of colleagues in the essential components of strategy design and theory of change development by implementing a learning approach and advancing a strategy skills building program for HRW; and to support HRW in the design of a new global cross-program strategy by facilitating cross-team analysis of strategic issues.

This is a full-time, one-year term position. This position will report to the Special Advisor, Global Strategy Development, based in Austria and will work closely with the Program Director based in Palestine. Candidates with work experience in the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating with reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely initially or if local requirements dictate. We recognize that this time during the pandemic is a particularly difficult time for most people, especially those with care responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in the recruitment and onboarding of this post.

RESPONSIBILITIES*:*

1. Work closely with teams to guide the design of coherent, impact-focused project or program strategies;

2. Provide strategic and actionable advice on specific challenges or opportunities within existing strategies through regular office hours or other interactions;

3. Support the development of HRW’s new global strategy by co-facilitating the phases of the strategy design process;

4. Facilitate strategic connection between a diverse set of teams and help identify areas where teams can work together to advance common goals and objectives;

5. Advance meaningful collaboration across teams and functions through a holistic design theory of change, drawing on expertise in communications, advocacy, legal and development;

6. Facilitate strategic analysis of emerging threats and opportunities with internal and external stakeholders;

7. Support teams to meaningfully integrate the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion into their strategies and integrate this approach into HRW’s external work;

8. Implement a coaching approach for strategy support, improving the skills of teams on the basic concepts of strategic planning by “learning by doing”;

9. Innovate and guide teams to design inventive influencing strategies by encouraging new ways of working, including identifying potential targets, allies and partners;

10. Further develop a skills building program based on the core concepts of developing human rights strategies and designing the theory of change to support capacity building within teams;

11. Provide training to teams through capacity building workshops and other opportunities; and

12. Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS*:*

We look forward to hearing from candidates who can fulfill the essential functions of this role even if they do not meet all of our desired qualifications – particularly if they come from underrepresented backgrounds in this sector.

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of work experience in politics, law, communications or other related areas of expertise is required.

Live: A minimum of five years of experience directly related to the design and implementation of strategies in the human rights or development sector is essential, with additional years of experience beneficial. Experience in global contexts, and in particular in the Global South, is highly advantageous.

Related skills and knowledge:

1. Demonstrable experience in designing complex strategies, particularly in developing strategies that have led to longer-term measurable impact is required.

2. A detailed understanding of the basic concepts of strategy design, including developing the theory of change, horizon scanning, value-added analysis, power mapping, partnership mapping, monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc. is required.

3. A thorough understanding of human rights legal frameworks is preferred.

4. Direct experience in advocacy and/or campaigning is highly advantageous.

5. Astute analytical skills are required. Be comfortable guiding the assessment of complex human rights challenges and working on a wide range of issues as needed.

6. Experience in designing global program strategies through the integration of thematic and regional lines of analysis is preferred.

7. A strong ability to advance collaboration and guide groups towards agreement on common goals and ways forward is required.

8. Expert facilitation skills – both physical and virtual – and in multicultural and geographically dispersed contexts, allowing for the inclusion of diverse stakeholder groups are required.

9. The ability to assess capacity and adapt support, training and skill building to audiences accordingly and with patience is required.

10. Experience in developing capacity building programs and promoting creative problem solving and methodologies for applying learnings is preferred.

Other: Applicants must have valid work authorization for the location where they will be based; we are unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this role.

Salary and benefits: HRW seeks exceptional candidates and offers comprehensive compensation and benefits. If you are based in the United States, the salary range for this position will be 77,000 to 85,000 USD. Pay scales outside of the United States vary by location.

How to register: Please apply immediately or by November 13, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or curriculum vitae. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you encounter technical difficulties while submitting your application or require accommodations during the application process, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will remain unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse candidate pool and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and non-parents, self-taught and college graduates, and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and world perspectives. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.**

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its thorough investigations, incisive and timely reports, innovative and far-reaching advocacy campaigns, and success in changing human rights policies and practices. rights of influential and international governments. establishments.

How to register

How to register: Please apply immediately or by November 13, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or curriculum vitae. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you encounter technical difficulties while submitting your application or require accommodations during the application process, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will remain unanswered.

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