For immediate release
June 6, 2012, 6:45 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur American Association +1 (202) 478 1920
Project Manager Job Announcement:
The Uyghur Human Rights Project Project Manager
The Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization that promotes human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, is seeking an experienced, well-organized self-starter to fill its Project Manager position.
Responsibilities of the Project Manager include:
Reporting on and managing grant funds, including regular narrative and financial reports;
Developing grant proposals for current and new sources of funding;
Office management, including supervision of interns and other administrative staff;
Oversight of all financial and administrative aspects of the Project, including procurement of supplies and services, as well as maintaining the Project’s press release mailing list;
Managing relations with other human rights organizations, acting as a liaison with media contacts, and responding to any other information requests;
Representing UHRP by speaking at or participating in conferences, meetings, and hearings/briefings when necessary;
Working with the Researcher on news releases and reports when necessary, and conducting advocacy work on individual cases;
Other duties as assigned.
BA degree required (Masters preferred). Degree in political science, international affairs, Chinese Studies, Central Asian Studies, Human Rights Studies or similar field preferred;
Four to five years of work experience in the non-profit organizational management and/or human rights advocacy field;
Background in developing funding proposals and experience in grant-writing;
Demonstrated record of managing budget and financial monitoring systems;
Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (required). Uyghur language (or any Turkic language) skills are a definite plus;
Excellent written and verbal communications;
Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure;
Proficiency in Macintosh systems and Microsoft Office software applications.
This is for immediate hire. Please send applications by July 2, 2012.
Please send your cover letter, resume, salary requirement, writing sample and the names of three references to: