SKILLS

Bilingual: English and French.

 

Policy analysis: writing, drafting reports and guidelines, and policy recommendations.  

 

Legal analysis: on international human rights standards, recommendations for reform and democratization.

 

Research: interviews, collecting and analysing data, coding skills (for social science projects) and creating a coding questionnaire based on a set of human rights indicators, training of the coders

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Collaboration with international organisations & national governments: in-depth knowledge of the legislative process of the European Union and its institutions, the U.N. Human Rights Council and advocacy strategies towards national governments, in particular the U.S. Government.

 

Media: Op-eds, TV and radio, press releases, public speaking, relationship-building with journalists, monitoring and outreach tailored to local contexts and media, speech writing (English and French).

 

Coalition-building and advocacy: ability to leverage connections with a wide range of stakeholders (high-level government officials, diplomats, NGO leaders, journalists, human rights defenders, academics, lawyers, think tanks, law-enforcement, the private sector or faith leaders).

 

Training, lectures: workshops to targeted audiences and University lectures or seminars given on international human rights standards.

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