On the Job! Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

From the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict  comes this announcement:

Employment opportunity: Officer – Research

BACKGROUND:

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict is an NGO network that monitors and reports on violations against the security and rights of children and adolescents in specific situations of armed conflict. Watchlist uses this information to urge action by the UN Security Council, other UN agencies and appropriate governments. Watchlist also provides support to local NGO partners in areas of conflict to build sustainable, grass roots monitoring, reporting and advocacy networks related to violations against children in armed conflicts.

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Research Officer is based in New York. The Research Officer’s role is to prepare Watchlist’s “Field Monitors,” which aim to provide regular updates and policy advice based on information from the field to improve national and global policy responses for children affected by armed conflict (CAAC). The purpose of the Field Monitors is to monitor grave violations against CAAC and assess the capacity and effectiveness of the in-country Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) Taskforce and other protection mechanisms set-up to address these violations.

The Research Officer will oversee all phases of the preparation of the reports (maximum of two reports per year), conduct two extended field missions per year for child rights research purposes, and develop and implement advocacy strategies around the reports’ release. The Research Officer reports to the Watchlist Executive Director.

See the full announcement here.

Deadline to Apply: 16 October 2013, or until position is filled.

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