The Human Rights Institute's Security Force Monitor Project is Accepting Applications for a Project Associate
The Security Force Monitor, a project of the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, is searching for a Project Associate to work with the Director of the Security Force Monitor on all aspects of the Monitor, focusing particular on the research and data entry needs of the Monitor, along with logistical and administrative support.
The Security Force Monitor is a new project of the Columbia Law Human Rights Institute that aims to make police, military and other security forces of countries around the world more transparent and accountable. The Monitor compiles and structures public data on security forces to empower and inform journalism, human rights reporting and other public interest work. The Monitor application - which is currently in development - will compile data from government sources, local and international news media, civil society reporting and other sources, assign a confidence level, and provide:
- Charts documenting the organizational and command hierarchies of police, military and security forces
- Maps of the location and jurisdiction of security forces
- Dossiers on commanders and units
- Maps and dossiers of documented human rights abuses committed by security forces as reported by civil society organizations, the United Nations and other sources
1. Assist with open-source research on the security forces of various countries.
2. Conduct extensive data entry of research findings into content management system; will produce reports from these data and provide analytical analysis.
3. Provide logistical support to the Director, and additional support as needed.
4. Assist with drafting of a wide range of written material, presentations and other communications.
5. Assist with outreach to and collaboration with a diverse range of civil society actors.
THIS IS A ONE YEAR GRANT FUNDED POSITION WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION.
B.A. or equivalent in social science or related field, 0-2 years of experience. Demonstrated capacity for careful and detail-oriented work. Strong research and data entry skills. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Fluency in Spanish.
The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive and able to successfully manage and conduct large amounts of text based research and data entry. Enthusiasm for research and data entry required. Upon request, candidates should be prepared to submit writing samples, references and demonstrate Spanish language fluency.
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