Consultant for Capacity Building in Asia

Job Title: Consultant for Capacity Building in Asia

Department: Global Legal Program

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.  

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.  

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Terms of Reference: 

The Center for Reproductive Rights is seeking a consultant to support its capacity building efforts in Asia. This position will be for 15-25 hours per week, beginning as soon as possible through August 2019. The ideal candidate will have experience working in South Asia; a legal background, including human rights knowledge; and familiarity with advocacy efforts in the region. Knowledge of language(s) from the region would be an asset.

This consultant will work closely with the Capacity Building Manger for Asia and the Director of Capacity Building in order to coordinate the South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), a network of advocates working to advance reproductive rights in the region, and prepare for the annual convening in March 2019. This will include:

•        preparing background materials for the annual convening;

•        coordinating with the convening participants;

•        drafting the convening report;

•        planning training workshops;

•        coordinating projects undertaken by SARJAI members; and

•        helping to grow the SARJAI network to include a new cohort of advocates.

The consultant will also help prepare for a regional judicial colloquium on reproductive rights taking place in April 2019 in Kathmandu. This will include undertaking research on regional judicial colloquia, preparing background materials, and drafting a comprehensive summary of the convening.

This position is home-based and will require some travel to Kathmandu.

How to Apply

Please click on the link below to apply.  A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.   Please submit all of your materials as a single PDF under either the cv/resume or cover letter upload option.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.  

Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied through the Center website.  The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection). Nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account information as part of this process.  If someone contacts, you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application, please notify before taking any further action.  


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