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Human Rights Clinic Consultant

REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer, HealthRight International

BASED IN: New York, NY USA (remote work)

CLASSIFICATION: Temporary, Part-time (~2 months)

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

HealthRight International is a global health organization that expands equitable access to quality health systems for marginalized communities, with particular focus on those affected by HIV, violence, unmet mental health needs, and inadequate reproductive, maternal, newborn, child & adolescent (RMNCAH) health services. Since its founding in 1990, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the United States.

In the US, our Human Rights Clinic (HRC) recruits, trains and deploys licensed health care professionals (e.g., physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers) to provide expert forensic evaluations, affidavits, and testimony on behalf of immigrant survivors of torture and other human rights abuses in their applications for immigration relief. The HRC project model also includes a follow-up case management component to connect survivors with needed resources in their communities.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

HRC is seeking a seasoned consultant to oversee and to support its grant application response to the upcoming HHS/Office of Refugee Resettlement Survivors of Torture Program RFA. HRC fostered partnerships with several institutions and anticipates partnership with two lead organizations for the application. Anticipated consultancy start date is April 4, 2022, for up to 30 hours of work over the next 2 months.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Design & Planning

  • In consultation with senior management, review the RFA and outline the proposal process with established timelines, checklists, and responsible parties
  • Oversee technical design discussions with lead partners/stakeholder on the proposed project design
  • Manage overall proposal development processes in partnership with administrative

 

Grant Writing

  • Lead the technical grant writing for the application, as it pertains to the Human Rights Clinic
  • Coordinate with HRC former and current staff to review content approach and design
  • Ensure the timely submission of the required documents to our lead partners in coordination with the HRC and HealthRight operations team

 

HIGHLY DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience with Office of Refugee Resettlement grants desired
  • In-depth expertise working with immigrant populations and survivors of torture and abuse
  • Strong grant writing and management skills
  • Excellent partnership and communication skills

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume, hourly/daily rate and 1 writing sample to the following email address: info@healthright.org. Indicate in the subject of your email: HRC Consultancy/ [your last name]. Availability in April/May 2022 is required to be considered for this post.

 

At HealthRight diversity is a core value, and we welcome applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion/belief, sexual orientation or gender identify. HealthRight is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at HealthRight are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, ethnicity, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.