December 28, 2015

Work for us

If you have an interest in human rights, Western Sahara, or just the work that we do, there is always a need to strengthen our capacity. The current positions are available:

 

Advocacy Assistant

The Advocacy Assistants support the work of WSAF in calling for human rights monitoring and the referendum in Western Sahara. Work includes maintaining contacts within international organizations like the UN and European Parliament, embassies, governments, and human rights organizations. Advocacy Assistants will also be working to expand WSAF’s network of support. Consequently, applicants need at least advanced proficiency in English and one of the other official languages of the UN: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish. Each Advocacy Assistant will have a regional focus.

Specific tasks vary according to the level at which the Advocacy Assistant wishes to work:

  • Outreach to international organizations; email, phone, and/or Skype contact with officials, advocates, activists, and diplomats;
  • Letter-writing and translation;
  • Research on Western Sahara;
  • Writing articles;
  • Summarizing media content

As well as the opportunity to arrange and attend/conduct:

  • In-person meetings with civil servants and members of parliaments;
  • Engagements at the United Nations and European Parliament;
  • Interviews with media

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of/interest in human rights and international institutions.
  • Knowledge of/interest in the Western Sahara conflict.
  • Advanced proficiency in English and at least one other official United Nations language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, including concise writing ability.
  • Graduate students desired.
  • Access to a computer and Internet, and knowledge of social media.

Advocacy Assistants are not paid positions.

5-10 hours per week required.

Work to be done remotely.

To Apply

  • Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to: info@wsaforum.org
  • Cover letter should note the following: interest in human rights, interest in Western Sahara, earliest start date, current location and willingness to travel locally to meet contacts, what you bring to WSAF, knowledge and experience of languages, international and regional organizations.

 


Communications Assistant

The Communication Assistant supports the work of WSAF in calling for human rights monitoring and the referendum in Western Sahara. With a new website coming online in early January, work includes maintaining the WSAF website. This means uploading content and maintaining distribution lists. There is also much scope for those with an interest in graphic design or video production. WSAF is looking to develop usage of infographics, animations, and informational videos for its campaigns. The Communications Assistant may be required to travel to significant events in their area.

Applicants with knowledge of more than one official language of the United Nations are preferred, but not required.

Qualifications

Some or all of the following:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of web design or graphic design
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud or similar software
  • Experience designing infographics or videos
  • Experience designing reports, flyers, and newsletters

Communication Assistants are not paid positions.

5-10 hours per week required. Work to be done remotely.

To Apply

  • Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to: info@wsaforum.org
  • Cover letter should include: interest in the position, earliest start date, current location, what you bring to WSAF, knowledge and experience of web design, graphic design, or video production.