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08/16/09

Human Rights Researcher Job Opportunity



Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC)
www.iranhrdc.org


Available Position:

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has an immediate opening for a researcher capable of working in both Persian and English. The position is available immediately and is guaranteed through February 2010, with the possibility of becoming permanent.

The successful applicant will work closely with IHRDC human rights lawyers to compile reports on systemic human rights abuses inside Iran. Salary offered is between USD $35,000 and $40,000 per annum, and will be based on experience and qualifications. The position offers excellent medical benefits and annual vacation.

Responsibilities:

  • Research of current and historical events in Iran
  • Collection of documents related to Iran human rights investigations, including documents from official Iranian sources, from international organizations, from NGOs, from foreign governments, newspaper clippings, photographs, and court documents
  • Organization of collected documents
  • Conducting interviews
  • Document analysis and summary in English (and Persian, if applicable)
  • Drafting, or reviewing, revising and editing of draft reports in English and/or Persian
  • Translation or document comparison between Persian and English versions of texts


Job Qualifications:


Excellent Persian language skills, such as reading, writing and comprehension are required. Particular knowledge of Iran or of the Middle East is an asset. An undergraduate degree is desirable but not necessary. Candidates must be able to relocate to New Haven, Connecticut, and must be able to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.

To Apply:

Applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to jobs@iranhrdc.org or mail it to:

Renee C. Redman, Esq.
Executive Director
Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
129 Church Street, Suite 304
New Haven, CT 06510


About The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center:
The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is an autonomous and strictly non-partisan organization which was initiated by a group of human rights advocates, scholars and lawyers.  Its work is intended to remedy a deficit in the systematic, objective and analytical documentation of the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 revolution. The IHRDC is based on the view that creating an authoritative and accessible record will help raise public awareness of accountability and the rule of law in Iran , and is essential for a peaceful transition to democratic rule and long-term national reconciliation. The IHRDC focuses on allegations of the most serious violations of human rights, such as murder, torture, unlawful imprisonment, enforced disappearance, sexual violence, and persecution on political, religious or gender grounds.

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