The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is hiring a new project manager

For immediate release
June 15, 2016, 12:10 pm EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +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 Senior 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 a mid-July start date. Please send applications by July 1, 2016.

Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and the names of three references to: