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Job Title: Program Assistant
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Organization: Physicians for Human Rights
Posted: 6/19/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: NYC,     
Position Description: Reporting to the director of programs and coordinating with program officers and staff for the Asylum and Research and Investigation units, we seek a program assistant to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone starting a career in the human rights field who possesses at least one years’ experience in a professional setting.

As the program assistant, you will support the daily operations of PHR programs by carrying out tasks including logistics, travel, expense and budget tracking, communications, outreach, meeting coordination, and network support. You will play a central role in migration of Asylum and other program data into a new database.

This position will be located in our New York City office. Responsibilities Include: • Handling administrative tasks for PHR’s director of programs as well as delegated responsibilities for the Asylum and other programs, including arranging flights, reserving lodgings, organizing trainings, scheduling meetings, and creating and distributing written materials. • Serving as chief liaison between programmatic staff, volunteer clinicians, and outside legal and academic partners. • Coordinating research and investigation activities by volunteer clinicians and collecting and maintaining data reported out for such projects. • Working in collaboration with program officers to handle data collection and reporting, and monitoring programmatic data to assess progress towards quarterly and annual goals. Working creatively to establish program efficiencies through new uses of technology. • Working closely with the finance department to manage and track programmatic expenditure, including building budgets for grants, submitting purchase orders, and administering reimbursements. • Writing blog posts and other content, helping feed social media/advocacy channels, and monitoring social media in collaboration with the communications department. • Working with the development team to provide subject matter input into grant proposals. • Assisting in the hiring and supervision of interns. • Responding promptly to queries and requests for information from PHR colleagues and external parties where appropriate. • Carrying out all responsibilities in a timely manner to a high standard and consistent with the mission of PHR and the strategy of the program department. • Carrying out any other tasks, including administrative responsibilities, as required.

Qualifications: Qualifications & Skills: • Bachelor’s degree • At least one years’ relevant work experience • Strong analytical, writing, and verbal skills; proven research skills and experience with Salesforce database a plus • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through a must • Energetic self-starter and proven ability to work effectively under pressure • A strong team player who demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, maturity, creativity, flexibility, passion for the program mission, cheerful disposition, patience, and a good sense of humor • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint required; advanced knowledge of MS Publisher or other graphic design software a plus • Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency and human rights. Interest in and familiarity with immigrants’ rights and asylum law a plus. Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally with multiple stakeholders and organizations

Organization Description: About Physicians for Human Rights

For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to prevent human rights violations. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.

PHR is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of that strategy, we are very excited to be recruiting committed activists with a passion for human rights. Our headquarters are located in New York City, and we maintain offices in Washington, DC and in Boston.

For more information about PHR, please see our website at

Closing Date: 9/19/2017
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Contact Name: Rachel Chapman,  Program Assistant
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New York   NY  10018
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  New York   NY  10018
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