Job Announcement: World Uyghur Congress Washington D.C. Representative

World Uyghur Congress, 27 December 2019

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is an international umbrella organization that represents the collective interest of the Uyghur people both in East Turkestan and abroad and promotes Uyghur human rights, Freedom and a peaceful and non-violent solution based on rule of law for the conflict in East Turkistan. For decades, the Chinese government has waged an intense and often brutal campaign to repress all forms of Uyghur culture and identity.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Starting Date: To be determined

POSITION

The WUC is currently looking for a Washington D.C. Representative to be based in Washington, D.C.

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting and implementing advocacy projects to mobilize action by governments, multi-lateral bodies, civil society, and other actors
  • Developing and implementing a U.S.-focused strategy aimed at relevant U.S. institutions
  • Supporting WUC international advocacy work
  • advocacy work through the maintenance of relationships with states, NGOs and other UN actors
  • Developing and implementing media and communications strategies for global audiences
  • Leading and implementing youth human rights advocacy workshops
  • Liaising with the Uyghur community in the diaspora
  • Representing the WUC at meetings, external events, delivery of presentations and speeches
  • Preparing research for reports
  • Writing press releases and official statements as well as background documents and material

PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATE

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in human rights advocacy (or related advocacy) required
  • University or post-graduate level studies related to Political Sciences, International Relations, Law, Human Rights preferable
  • Knowledge of U.S. political system and related human rights mechanisms
  • Fluent English required; other languages (especially Chinese, Uyghur) are an asset
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • Good communication, negotiation and writing skills
  • Experience of advocacy and lobbying an advantage
  • Ability to work autonomously and within tight deadlines
  • Availability to travel occasionally
  • A commitment to promote human rights for the Uyghur people
  • Willingness to work longer hours depending on the demand is necessary
  • Knowledge of Uyghur human rights situation and/or human rights in China would be an advantage

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Full-time position 

APPLICATION

Qualified candidates should submit, only via email (mail subject: “Application DC Representative”), a cover letter and CV in English to Dolkun Isa ([email protected]) and Omer Kanat ([email protected]) by March 1, 2020. The start date will be negotiable but there is a preference that the candidate starts as soon as possible. The WUC will cover all expenses and other similar costs associated with the position.