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Human Rights Funders Network (formerly International Human Rights Funders Group – IHRFG) is a global network of grantmakers committed to advancing human rights through effective philanthropy. The network comprises approximately 350 grantmaking institutions around the world.
Human rights movements are at a critical juncture amid global trends of rising authoritarianism and increasing restrictions on civil society and its ability to access funding. HRFN supports philanthropy to effectively resource human rights work and movements by fostering learning and collaboration among funders and promoting the incorporation of human rights principles across philanthropic sectors. As philanthropy has diversified and taken steps to increase accountability and transparency, we have witnessed exciting shifts in our network, including greater representation of Global South-based funders and increased interest in radically transforming grantmaking practices.
The Research Initiatives Manager leads HRFN’s work to build knowledge about and influence the field of human rights philanthropy. The position will oversee the Advancing Human Rights initiative, which maps the field of human rights philanthropy and presents case studies that demonstrate the diversity and breadth of human rights funding. The Research Initiatives Manager will also identify opportunities for new research and knowledge-creation in partnership with our members and other donor networks.
The Human Rights Funders Network is a small staff of six; the ideal candidate will thrive in a close-knit team environment. Reliability, integrity, flexibility, a quick mind, a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, and a sense of humor are strongly valued.
This position’s key areas of responsibility are to:
Develop research and knowledge initiatives
Work collaboratively with members to utilize research, embrace best practices and influence the field
Planning, Evaluation and Fund Development:
HRFN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, immigrants, indigenous people, LGBTQI people, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities.
$65,000-70,000/year, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement plan contributions, and generous holidays and vacation schedule. Flexible work hours friendly to balancing work and personal obligations.
Please send a cover letter, resume, one example of your work (e.g. a writing sample, a presentation, or a tale of a success or lesson) and references by Friday, December 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and “Manager, Research Initiatives” in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged.
Ideal start date: February 1st, 2018.