Assistant, Development and Outreach

Human Rights Watch, Stockholm, Sweden

Skill Required:, Fundraising
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th January, 2020

Job Description

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking an Assistant in the Stockholm office. The Stockholm office serves as an important base for HRW’s development, fundraising, and outreach activities in the Nordic countries. This position focuses on providing administrative and event planning support for the activities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and is best suited for individuals interested in learning about HRW’s work and contributing to the impact of HRW. This position is 50% (20 hours per week) for four months starting in January and reports to the Director, based in Stockholm.


  • Assist with the administration of all gifts including processing, tracking and acknowledging gifts using HRW’s Raiser’s Edge database;
  • Assist with revenue reconciliation;
  • Assist in the administrative follow-up of major organizational fundraising, cultivation, and outreach events;
  • Assisting with the creation and tracking of guest lists, donor lists, fundraising, and expenses for all events;
  • Support daily activities for HRW’s activities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden fundraising and outreach, including creating meeting briefings, scheduling and preparing materials for meetings, drafting communications, and other general administrative duties; and
  • Perform other responsibilities as may be required.


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Experience: One year of previous work experience is desirable.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail are required.
  • Prior office/administration experience is highly desirable.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team are required.
  • Proficiency in computer programs including MS Office and Google Suite applications is required.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in Swedish and good oral and written skills in English are required.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are required.
  • Strong interest in or experience with human rights issues is desirable.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by January 17, 2020 by visiting our online job portal at and attaching a cover letter and resume, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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