Senior Research Officer


Global Survivors Fund

  • Career category:Research/ Data analysis
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Funds
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: CHF 7300 / monthly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:23/07/2024
  • Location:Switzerland
Gender-based violence (GBV)
The Global Survivors Fund (“GSF”) was launched in October 2019 by Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize laureates 2018. Its mission is to enhance access to reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence around the globe, thus responding to a gap long identified by survivors.

Position Responsibilities
• Conduct factual, legal research and key informant interviews on domestic reparation programmes for conflict-related sexual violence victims globally, and distil best practices and lessons learnt;
• Lead the documentation and systematisation of GSF experiences, as well as other practices relevant for the definition of a reparation policy, including gathering precedents and sources to be included in the Hub platform;
• Support the Head of the Reparation Praxis Hub to outline the key topics, structure and methodology of a Handbook on Reparation for conflict-related sexual violence;
• Support and work in collaboration with the Global Reparations Study team, particularly in facilitating the research of its members on matters related to the Hub;
• Coordinate and follow up on commitments with the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Essex, facilitating their contribution to the research work of the Hub, reviewing drafts, providing comments and guidance, and addressing concerns that could derive from the collaboration;
• Support the National Advocacy and Technical Support team by attending regular meetings and follow up with meeting commitments;
• Participate and contribute to GSF thematic working groups on topics such as child victims and co-creation;
• Liaise with other GSF units for seeking collaboration on the research and production of the Hub platform, for identifying experiences and topics relevant for identifying lessons or that require research, and for conducting the activities needed for translating those lessons into practical tools;
• Support defining the web application for the Hub platform, jointly with the Communications Unit;

Position Requirements
 • A master's degree in international human rights law, transitional justice, or other relevant equivalent studies; 
• Five to seven years of progressive relevant advocacy experience, implementation and or research on human rights, humanitarian law, conflict-related sexual violence, reparations, and/or transitional justice. Experience that combines field work, policy implementation, and research is highly desirable; 
• Solid experience in project management, including in reviewing budgets, project proposals, and production of indicators.
• Excellent research, drafting and editing skills in English. English is the working language of the Global Survivors Fund.
• Strong content knowledge and work experience related to conflict-related sexual violence, reparations, and/or transitional justice; 
• Proven ability researching, writing, and finalising key outputs in the fields of work of GSF such as key publications (advocacy or academic); 
• Professional demeanour and excellent communication skills; 

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