Senior Research Consultants
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Senior Research Consultants
Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Latin America & Migration
Freedom House is a US-based research, advocacy, and program implementation NGO with a 75-year history of documenting and addressing the threats to fundamental freedoms across the globe. Established in 1941, Freedom House has a reputation for its research and analysis, including the flagship Freedom in the World report of annual country ratings and in-depth country analyses. Freedom House’s international programming supports human rights defenders and builds the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to defend and promote human rights, democracy and good governance. Freedom House has extensive programming in and throughout Latin America in support of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and pro-democracy Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Latin America, which provide us with a realistic understanding of the challenges and risks that activists face.
Summary of the Short-Term Consultancy
The Senior Research Consultants will join a small, supportive, and dynamic team working to assess existing trends, models and patterns of approaches in the Latin American region to defend and protect HRDs and pro-democracy CSOs. The consultants will help produce a desk study designed to answer or address a series of questions and issues that are relevant to a regional approach to increasing and strengthening HRD and CSO protection mechanisms and programs. Responsibilities will include participating in developing an assessment methodology to collect and analyze inputs from local, regional and global key informants, map successful risk mitigation approaches to manage security, wellbeing, communication and stress, and inventory the types of risks faced, factors that may make HRDs feel secure, good security management practices and mechanisms for enhancing civic space. In addition, the consultants will provide inputs and analysis to produce a strategic report to be disseminated, highlighting proposed recommendations and for policy dialogue with those who play a role in the HRDs’ lives—authorities, non-governmental organizations, and international and regional donors and agencies. This is a product-based, short-term and remote consultant opportunity.
Under the supervision of the Director of Latin America and Caribbean Programs, and as part of a small research team, the consultants will:
Please send us a resume (1-2 pages) and a cover letter (max. 1 page) describing your qualifications and interest in the consulting opportunity. Applications will be accepted until November 16, 2020. Interviews will begin November 19, 2020.
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