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Eurasia Program Coordinator, Tbilisi



Tbilisi, Georgia 

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$16,000.00 - $16,000.00 per year

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Freedom Now:
Freedom Now is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting human rights and rule of law by working to eliminate the politically motivated harassment and imprisonment of those who peacefully exercise their fundamental rights. Since the organization’s founding in 2001, Freedom Now has helped individuals throughout the world, by bringing attention and accountability to governmental repression and helping to secure people’s release from arbitrary detention. For more information about our work, please visit our website at www.freedom-now.org.      
Position Details:
Freedom Now is seeking a Eurasia Project Coordinator to support a project to bring about genuine reform and greater respect for human rights in Eurasian countries.
The coordinator will work closely with the Eurasia Project Director and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong networks with activists and organizations in the region (especially in Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan), researching and documenting human rights abuses and key reform issues in target countries, and assisting in the development and implementation of new projects and a coordinated innovative advocacy strategy. Successful candidates will be very knowledgeable about one or more countries in the region and passionate about advancing human rights and the rule of law.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable working as a consultant outside of an office environment while maintaining very frequent contact with US and EU-based staff and in-country activists and organizations. This position will be based in Tbilisi, Georgia with some regional travel required. Although other locations in the region preferred by the successful candidate will be considered as a base. The position is offered at a salary of $16,000/year. This position will be established for two years, with an extension contingent on performance and funding. 
Interested candidates should submit a CV, along with a cover letter, three references, and an appropriate writing sample to khorberg [at] freedom-now {dot} org. Applications submitted without these materials will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled once a suitable candidate has been selected. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of qualified applicants, we will only be able to follow-up with individuals who have been selected for an interview.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Monitor and maintain up-to-date understanding of political landscape and human rights situations of target countries;
  • Track and help analyze domestic criminal codes and laws related to human rights and human rights violations;
  • Prepare memos detailing research and assist with the preparation of thematic reports;
  • Assist in developing concise and impactful advocacy materials;
  • Assist in the identification and development of new projects;
  • Liaise and coordinate efforts with NGO partners, including local, regional, and international organizations;
  • Represent Freedom Now during public events and in meetings with government officials;
  • Comply with any and all internal and donor-related reporting requirements and other administrative duties as required; and
  • Other duties and opportunities commensurate with education and experience (such as the development of legal casework).
Though a small office, Freedom Now is committed to creating a diverse and supportive work environment for our employees, volunteers, and partners. Freedom Now does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, socio-economic status, political affiliation, or any protected characteristic.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Post-graduate degree in human rights, law, or a related subject;
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in human rights or research in the Eurasia region;
  • Exceptionally strong communication, research, writing, and editing skills and the ability to turn around high quality work quickly;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, communicating effectively with colleagues and a diverse group of partners;
  • Comfort and ease working with individuals and organizations from all over the world;
  • Able to travel to Europe and Eurasia; and
  • Fully fluent in English and Russian; other regional language highly desired.

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Full time
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Freedom Now
Freedom Now, 1776 K St, NW (8th Floor)
Washington, Dist of Columbia, United States
Phone: 2022233733
Web Site: www.freedom-now.org
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