BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Vacancy Announcement and Call for Applications
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is a Palestinian human rights organization established in 1998 and based in Bethlehem. BADIL is dedicated to defending and promoting the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people in general and the rights of the displaced in particular. BADIL utilizes a rigorous rights and evidence based legal analysis established within the frameworks of international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law to further advance Palestinian rights.
Position: Legal Researcher
Location: Bethlehem, Palestine
Main Responsibilities, qualifications, experience and requirements are available at www.badil.org
Application must include: CV/Resume, Letter of interest/personal statement in English, a sample of applicant’s research and 2 references. Only complete applications will be considered by the selection committee. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by BADIL.
The Legal Researcher contributes to implementation of BADIL's research and advocacy action plan, including compilation and analysis of field data, legal and political resources, as well as initiating, drafting, compiling of articles, briefs, studies and UN submissions (UNHRC, treaty bodies and special procedures) that support BADIL's evidence–based legal analysis and advocacy initiatives.
- Initiate, conduct and produce research for BADIL legal studies, fact sheets and briefs, position an policy papers;
- Initiate, conduct and produce legal submissions, statements and reports for the various mechanisms of the UN;
- Analyze new violation incidents within their legal and political context and with reference to previously recorded incidents in order to identify trends;
- Represent BADIL at conferences, workshops relevant to research and advocacy initiatives;
· Participate in the overall review and editing of research and advocacy products;
- Serve as resource person for BADIL, in particular being responsible for responding to written information requests and legal solicitations made to BADIL;
- Contribute to developing BADIL’s overall research and international advocacy strategies.
Excellent English speaking, writing and editing skills: ability to write clear, concise and well-structured reports and other publications on human rights issues in English;
For international applicants: BADIL does not facilitate visa applications. Interested candidates either must have a valid visa or are able to obtain one.
Preference shall be given to candidates that: have international degrees in human rights and international law; are residents of the Bethlehem governorate; are Arabic natives and/or female candidates with equal or higher qualifications.