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Senior Program Officer – Immediate opening

Date posted: February 16, 2015

Location: Hong Kong

Status: Permanent, Full Time Employee. 

Job description:  The Senior Program Officer in Hong Kong will actively participate in strategic planning and delivery of HRIC’s core program areas, including press and media, policy and research, casework, and capacity-building activities. The Senior Program Officer in Hong Kong will report to the Executive Director.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Participate in organizational strategic planning, implementation, and assessment of program activities
  • Liaise with NY office to coordinate program work and oversee day-to-day HRIC program activities in Hong Kong, including supervision of Hong Kong staff
  • Perform specific program tasks, including: research, casework, outreach and policy advocacy, and translation
  • Liaise with HRIC’s in-country network and regional partners
  • Other related duties as assigned

Requirements for the position:

  • Native-level language ability in Chinese (Mandarin) and fluency in English
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience, including some in a leadership and/or project management role
  • Degree in human rights, law, journalism, communications, public policy, or related field
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with social media and new ICTs  
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills; flexible, proactive, and able to multitask, prioritize, and meet multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Send resume (including contact information for three references), cover letter, and one work-related writing sample each in Chinese and English to: jobs@hrichina.org; please indicate that you are applying for the “Senior Program Officer in Hong Kong” role in subject line.

Human Rights in China (HRIC) is a leading Chinese human rights NGO with offices in New York and Hong Kong.

Candidates for all positions must be committed to HRIC's mission and interested in working at a collaborative, fast-paced, bilingual organization committed to upholding the highest professional and public-interest standards.

HRIC is an equal opportunity employer.

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