GI-ESCR – Programme Officers (Right to Education, and Right to Health).

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GI-ESCR is seeking to recruit two committed programme officers who will contribute to the programme working on public services on human rights: a Programme Officer, Right to Education, and a Programme Officer, Right to Health. The responsibilities and skills will be similar, with respective focus on education and health. The two positions will focus on addressing privatisation in these sectors.

The programme officers will, under the management of the head of the programme on public services and human rights, assume primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing GI-ESCR’s research, advocacy and communications plans on the right to education and the right to health, and act as a focal point for coordinating with partners.

Full Job Description


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)in lawor in related fields(political science, international relations, social sciences, etc.) with strong experience doing legal analysis. A first-level university degree in combination with 5 additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A very good understanding of human rights law, acquired through studies or professional practice, is required.
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights work, including substantive experience working on economic, social and cultural rights. Experience with another human rights organisation is highly desirable. Experience working on the rights to education and/or health will be an asset.
  • Experience conducting human rights research,advocacy and monitoring on economic, social and cultural rights is highly desirable. Strong networks with civil society organisations working on economic, social and cultural rights will be a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.Fluency in other languages is highly valued.
  • Understanding and experience of project management is desirable.
  • Experience working with staff from diverse backgrounds and located in various time zones and working remotely will be an asset


Please apply immediately, and at the latest by Sunday 15 November 2020,23.59 hrs GMT. Please note that interviews with candidates will be conducted on a rolling basis as soon as candidates are identified, and the positions will be filled as soon as the adequate candidate has been identified. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please apply by filling-in this form:

Please include in the online form:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this position, how you learned about it, and detailing your experience.
  • A current resume or CV summarizing your related work experience and background

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email, including “Programme Officers Health/Education” in the subject line. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, applications via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will not be answered.

Selection Process

The selection process will have the following phases:

  1. Submission and review of applications.
  2. Shortlisting of candidates. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview online.
  3. Interviews and a brief practical exam will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants.
  4. Notification of the successful applicant.

We kindly request candidates not to call or send inquiries by email to request information about the progress of your application. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GI-ESCR is committed to the principle of equal of opportunity in employment, therefore, applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.




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