Job Notice- Director

For immediate release

January 25, 2016 4:10 pm EST

Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

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 senior level NGO manager to fill the position of director. UHRP is a small and dynamic NGO whose mission is to provide credible information on the situation of the Uyghur people through reporting and advocacy and seeks to engage both English and Chinese speakers.

The director manages UHRP at the most senior level and is the primary liaison with members of the UHRP board.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

Leads the development and direction of the project mission, including the development and implementation of advocacy strategy

Helps develop and oversees the implementation of research plans, grant writing and events

Supervises the release of all content including reports, press releases and blog posts

Monitors the fulfillment of project’s mission and ensures compliance with donor’s standards

Represents UHRP at conferences and speaking engagements, and engages with government departments, elected representatives and the broader human rights community in the US and internationally.

Communicates with the domestic and international media on issues facing Uyghurs in China

Builds and maintains strong relationships in the Uyghur community in the US and internationally

Occasional travel will be required to attend events both domestically and abroad


Advanced degree in International Relations, Human Rights Law or related field with a focus on China

Familiarity with human rights issues in China, specifically related to issues facing the Uyghur people

Minimum 10+ years senior level project management experience

Demonstrated experience in managing and implementing donor-funded projects and proven experience leading staff

Demonstrated experience in a grant-funded non-governmental organization (NGO)

Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English

Fluency in Chinese and/or additional fluency in a Turkic language preferred.

Application Instructions:

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample of no more than 10 pages on an issue related to human rights in China to