Job Opportunity: Research Fellow 

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Background

Access Center for Human Rights (ACHR) is a refugee-led non-profit, non-governmental organization. Operated by Syrians with professional backgrounds in Law, human rights, journalism, ACHR advocates for refugees’ rights by investigating and exposing violations of international law endured by Syrian refugees in Lebanon. ACHR has been registered in Lebanon since 2017 and in France since 2020. 

The Research Department, where the Research Fellow will be working, is a cornerstone in ACHR’s pursuit of justice and accountability. In addition to raising awareness about refugees, the department is responsible for investigating and documenting violations Syrian refugees face, analyzing the collected data, and sharing the findings and recommendations with stakeholders and policymakers through its regular and ad-hoc reports.  

Job details 

Title Research Fellow
Position Reports to Senior Researcher
Duration of Employment 6 months, start ASAP 
Location Beirut, Lebanon
WorkRemotely

About The Position: 

The fellow will be responsible for conducting legal documentation and collecting evidence of cases of torture and ill-treatment to which refugees are exposed. 
She/He will directly report to ACHR’s Senior Researcher and working under the overall supervision of the Program Officer. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct legal documentation regarding refugees in Lebanon, including collecting information about torture and ill-treatment, documenting experiences, and assessing legal status and rights. 
  • Focus on violations of torture and ill-treatment. 
  • Compiling data to provide legal assistance and support for legal proceedings. 
  • Formulating complaints regarding specific violations and submitting them to the relevant UN bodies. 
  • Communicate with victims, conduct interviews, collect evidence and supporting documents. 
  • Initiate action plans and participate in drafting articles and reports issued by ACHR, in collaboration with different ACHR departments.   

Qualifications: 

Education Bachelor’s degree in law, human rights, or a related field. 
Soft Skills Experience in legal documentation and evidence gathering, preferably in a refugee context. Knowledge of international human rights mechanisms and procedures. Strong communication and advocacy skills. Ability to work effectively in a diverse and challenging cultural environment. 
Technical Skills Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) Comfort with using email/Zoom/ MS Teams and instant messaging as a primary means of communication 
Languages Fluency in Arabic / Excellent in English. 

How to apply:

Interested Applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, and contact details for two references. Within the cover letter, which should not exceed one page in length, candidates are required to succinctly delineate the alignment of their professional profile with the specified job prerequisites. The selection process will be in progress and may conclude upon identification of a suitable candidate. Communication will be exclusively extended to shortlisted applicants. Applications deemed incomplete will regrettably not be taken into consideration.
All applications are to be formally submitted through the designated link: HERE

(Please note that only applications submitted through this link will be entertained).

Position Duration: Six months (Part-time), inclusive of a one-month probationary period on a full-time basis.

Application deadline: May 2nd, 2024 at 19:00 PM Beirut time

No phone calls or email please

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