The International Harm Reduction Association is recruiting for two new positions. The deadline for applications for both posts is 5th February 2010. See below for details and check out www.ihra.org.
Networking and Advocacy Officer (full-time) The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other staff members to maximise the visibility and impact of harm reduction advocacy activities within key multilateral fora. She or he will be responsible for a challenging and multifaceted programme of work, which will include the coordination of a new European Harm Reduction Network, as well as collaboration with other harm reduction networks and key civil society partners to develop and conduct international campaigns, from monitoring multilateral activity and identifying advocacy opportunities to writing policy briefs and representing IHRA in multilateral fora. The postholder will work as part of IHRA's Public Health Team.
Human Rights Analyst: Death Penalty Project (full-time) The successful candidate will coordinate IHRA's campaign to restrict the application of the death penalty for drug offences worldwide by implementing an ambitious programme of legal research and analysis, policy development and international advocacy. The postholder will be responsible for: monitoring and tracking the status of the death penalty for drugs internationally, as well as multi-lateral donor projects in death penalty states ; lobbying and advocacy with donor governments and multi-lateral donors on meeting their human rights obligations vis-a-vis drug enforcement assistance in death penalty states; and designing and implementing human rights impact assessment as a core element of multi-lateral drug enforcement assistance in retentionist states. The postholder will work as part of the IHRA's Human Rights Team.