Human Rights Advocate Job Description

Human rights advocates describe themselves as those who work towards the advancement of human rights and who promote public awareness of important issues pertaining to human rights.

The United Nations defines human rights as “basic freedoms and rights for every person, such as the right to life, liberty and security of the person; the right to the highest attainable standard of health; the right to education; and the right to participate in the government of one’s country.

” Advocates mention that human rights are important because they protect individuals from discrimination, violence, and abuse.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Human Rights Advocate to join our team in order to help us fight for the rights of all people. If you have a passion for human rights and want to help make a difference, then we urge you to apply.

Human Rights Advocate Duties:

  • Provide administrative support to the human rights team, including data and research
  • Research, investigate, and report on human rights issues around the world
  • Work with human rights investigators to collect, document, and analyze information
  • Document human rights violations in reports
  • Assist with research and analysis related to human rights
  • Develop and update policy and training materials on human rights issues
  • Develop and maintain databases
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the HR database
  • Assist with the planning, preparation, and presentation of all HR training sessions
  • Oversee HR administrative processes
  • Focus on company's HRIS system

Human Rights Advocate Responsibilities:

  • Review and process work permits ensuring compliance with local regulations
  • Train new employees
  • Train and certify subcontractors
  • Conduct periodic site inspections, ensuring compliance with health, safety, and security standards
  • Perform background research to ensure compliance of foreign hires with local labor laws and policies
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations, and with company policies and procedures
  • Provide support, education, and consultative services to employees and vendors on general human resources matters

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in human rights, international human rights, or a related field
  • 5+ years experience advocating on behalf of human rights
  • Knowledge of cultural, social, and linguistic background of target communities
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values, and we encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders and ages.

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