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Job Category: Legal
Type: Full time

Job Category: Legal
Type: Full time
Description: Description: From 1994 - 1996, the Law Group maintained a
field office in Goma, North Kivu, from which field officers provided
valuable support and training to human rights activists in Eastern
Congo. Following the opening of a field presence in Kinshasa in 2000,
the Law Group is expanding its field activities by re-establishing a
field office in Eastern Congo, to reinforce the small human rights
community's efforts in the face of a deteriorating human rights
situation, and strengthen their participation in the country's
transition process.

The Law Group is currently seeking candidates for a Program Officer
position, to be based in Bukavu, in South-Kivu. Together with a team of
national program and administrative staff, the Program Officer will be
responsible for a variety of training, mentoring and technical
assistance projects aimed at building the capacity of civil society in
Eastern Congo. The Program Officer will serve both as a trainer and
constant resource to local NGOs, and ensure the day-to-day running of
Law Group programs in the East, while maintaining relationships with
NGOs, UN agencies and local authorities.

Languages: English, French
Additional Qualifications: Qualifications: Candidates must have at least
3 years experience working in Africa, in human rights or a related
field. They should have - or be able to acquire rapidly - a thorough
understanding of socio-political issues in the Great Lakes region of
Central Africa, and work experience in the region is highly desirable.
Candidates should be familiar with training civil society organizations,
including at grassroots level, in the areas of human rights reporting,
advocacy and education; and have demonstrated ability to implement
capacity-building projects.

Fluency in French and willingness to live and work in a politically
challenging and complex environment are required.

How to Apply: To apply, send resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter
by mail, fax or e-mail (MSWord and WordPerfect 7.0 attachments) to:
Bukavu - DRC Program Officer Search International Human Rights Law
Group 1200, 18th Street NW, Suite 602 Washington D.C. 20036 Fax: (1)
202 822 4606 [email protected]

Last day to apply: June 12, 2001