Vacancy Announcement: Part time project assistant for the Freedom of Belief Initiative project in Turkey

Vacancy Announcement – Project Assistant

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee* is looking for a part time project assistant for the Freedom of Belief Initiative project in Turkey. For more information about the Freedom of Belief Initiative see www.inancozgurlugugirisimi.org .

This is an exciting role where you will be part of a successful project and taking it further.

This is a 11 months contract assignment, with possibility for extension. The role may require national or international travel.



  • Support the head of the project in every phase of the work on human rights monitoring and reporting, including review of relevant media sources, judgments, legislation, administrative practices;
  • Prepare content for the project website and social media accounts and create a posting schedule;
  • Organize project activities, including roundtables, webinars and online meetings;
  • Follow international and national developments on freedom of religion or belief and develop ideas together with the head of the project to take the project’s activities further;
  • Follow the work of civil society organizations, religious or belief communities, activists, academics and other in order to broaden the project’s network and impact.


Essential qualities, skills and experience:

  • Degree in law, sociology, anthropology or related fields;  
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in human rights, particularly freedom of religion or belief, minority rights or cultural rights;
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in a similar field in a civil society organization or academia;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent research, analytical skills with attention to detail;
  • Advanced knowledge of spoken and written English;
  • Native language level of knowledge of Turkish.

The ideal candidate will have high self-motivation, will be an efficient team player and eager to learn.

Candidates should send their CV with a cover letter explaining why they would like to work with the Freedom of Belief Initiative project to my@nhc.no by the end of 10 September 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked for references and samples of writing.

* The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental organisation working to ensure that human rights are respected in practice. We do this through monitoring, reporting, teaching and democracy support. For more information about us see www.nhc.no .



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