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Associate Development and Outreach, Human Rights Watch Denmark

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking an Associate for an 80% working schedule (32 hours per week) in the Copenhagen office. The Copenhagen office collaborates closely with the Nordic team in Sweden and Norway. This position provides support in development, communication, and outreach 50% in Denmark and 30% in Norway. This position is anticipated to start in February 2021 and will end on June 30, 2021. This position reports to the Copenhagen Associate Director, based in Copenhagen and the Norway Director, based in Oslo.

Due to Covid-19, many of our global offices are currently closed or operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely in the interim.

1. Support planning, implementing, and evaluating all HRW activities and events in Denmark and Norway, both online and off-line, including but not limited to annual Voices for Justice event;

2. Support and assist in the creation of development materials, newsletters, e-mailings, invitations, web content, and event-related mailings. Maintain and help grow the Denmark and Norway HRW accounts on social media, primarily Facebook, and Instagram, as needed;

3. Provide development and fundraising support including by performing prospect research, foundation research, translation tasks, tracking and updating donor database information, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the data, and performing revenue reconciliation;

4. Liaise with HRW Next Generation networks in Denmark and Norway, and develop, support and expand the network as appropriate;

5. Recruit, mentor, and supervise interns based in the Copenhagen office as needed; and

6. Carry out other duties as required.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in law, human rights, communication, international relations, social science, or a related field, or equivalent work experience, is required.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

Language: Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Danish are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian desired.

Related Skills and Knowledge:
1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail are required.

2. Self-motivation and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with colleagues in multiple locations globally are required.

3. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, including donors, are required.

4. Proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required; experience with Social Media outreach and with Salesforce is desirable.

5. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.

6. Strong analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are required.

7. Strong interest in human rights is required.

Others: Applicants for this role must posses valid Danish/EEA work authorization.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by January 15, 2021 by visiting our online job portal at and attaching a cover letter and resume, preferably as PDF files. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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