Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) is a non-profit educational institution attached to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo that is in operation since 1991. Envisioned to create a nation with rights consciousness, in which dignity and rights of all the people are respected and celebrated, the CSHR is mandated to deliver Human Rights education and research using a multi-disciplinary approach to the university community and the wider general public.
CSHR is undertaking a project on Enhancing Legal Awareness of Public and Justice Sector Stakeholders in partnership with the UNDP Sri Lanka, and in collaboration with justice sector institutions. The project envisions a holistic approach to support the justice sector in Sri Lanka, to improve access to justice for all, and to improve the efficiency and quality of justice sector institutions, with a particular focus on providing free legal advice and awareness to the public across the country.
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Intern is responsible for providing research support to law and policy reform including law reform committees and for monitoring, and tracking cases of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.
The Intern will support implementation of project activities in a professional manner, in accordance with the project documents, guidelines and agreements made between the University of Colombo, the donor and other project stakeholders.
The Intern will ensure the effective and timely implementation of project activities, delivery of quality outputs, and achieve outcomes with maximum impact to project beneficiaries.
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Intern is responsible for the following:
a. Research support to law and policy reform including law reform committees;
b. Monitoring, and tracking cases of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
c. Assisting the Project Coordinator with any other duties related to the project at the CSHR
d. Assist the Project Coordinator in liaising with relevant persons in justice sector institutions, other public institutions, and civil society organizations in relation to the project;
e. Assist the Project Coordinator in coordinating with resource persons to ensure their participation in the project;
f. Assist the Project Coordinator in maintaining all files related to the relevant project activities, and ensuring privacy and security of data;
g. Assist the Project Coordinator in carrying out all documentation relating to the project, and translations where necessary;
h. Taking due care in using all equipment belonging to the CSHR;
i. Co-operating with all employees of the CSHR in realising its overall objectives and;
j. Attending to any other duties assigned by the Project Manager, Director and/or Deputy Director.
All duties should be conducted respecting ethical standards in an equitable manner, respecting the dignity of all stakeholders.
Line manager: Project Coordinator
Director and Deputy Director, CSHR
Project Team, CSHR
3. Qualification, Experience and Competencies
- Graduate of Law at the University of Colombo
- Demonstrated experience in research and case management
- Demonstrated commitment to human rights (ethical practice, workplace respect included)
- A high level of skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
- Fluency in spoken and written English, and Sinhala/Tamil
- Conversant in both national languages (Sinhala and Tamil)
- Demonstrated experience in academic publication
- Existing relationships with community-based organizations, justice sector institutions, and civil society organizations
Closing date: 31st May 2023
Applicants must send their cover letter, CV and relevant supporting documents
1) Register through the google form: https://forms.gle/BMkaX1DGfVREpMK86
2) via registered post to: Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03
Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.