Freedom House seeks a Senior Human Rights Specialist for the Burkina Faso Human Rights and Access to Justice Program, a three-year project in Burkina Faso funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project aims to build the capacity of civil society and human rights institutions to respond to the urgent human rights threats faced by Burkina Faso as a result of the breakdown of the rule of law caused by violent extremism and violations committed by multiple actors.
The Senior Human Rights Specialist provides technical support for Freedom House’s programming, which focuses on human rights documentation, advocacy and civil society strengthening. The Senior Human Rights Specialist’s duties will include, but not be limited to, leading trainings, providing technical assistance for stakeholder mapping, risk assessments, contextual analysis, and providing mentorship on human rights documentation and advocacy to project partners. The Senior Human Rights Specialist will also work with Freedom House headquarters and Ouagadougou office colleagues to support strategic planning, program design, monitoring and evaluation and administration. The position is based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and reports to the Freedom House Burkina Faso Project Manager.