Senior Manager Job, Research Training at Human Rights Watch

Senior Manager Job, Research Training at Human Rights Watch… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Human Rights Watch.


Human Rights Watch is an American-founded international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.


Training Design and Delivery

  • Assess HRW’s current research training curriculum and develop and implement plans to strengthen it.
  • Design, coordinate and deliver onboarding research trainings at least twice per year for new staff and ongoing training to promote continuous learning.
  • Coordinate and develop the internal roster of trainers, currently eight people, expanding it as necessary to ensure a diverse set of profiles and expertise.
  • Identify and engage relevant external trainers; help staff find external training opportunities to advance their skills.
  • Coordinate the researcher mentoring program as part of continuous learning, collaboration, and support.
  • Together with internal stakeholders, develop a blended training program that combines in-person and online learning, both synchronous and asynchronous.

Internal Partnerships

  • Work with stakeholders to promote a culture of reflection, learning and professional development.
  • Partner with the L&D Manager to ensure organizational training alignment, curriculum management, cross-departmental coordination, and learning evaluation.
  • Collaborate with our Digital Investigations Lab to ensure that staff are trained in the basics of digital research methodologies, and with the full Technology and Rights division and Information Security team to develop standards for technical research.
  • Collaborate with other departments and teams, such as Advocacy, Media, Campaigns and the Collaboratory, to ensure that research training is integrated to achieve our key aim: strategic research for change.
  • Work with the L&D Manager, Chief Technology Officer and others to develop plans and content for our forthcoming Learning Management System.

Research Standards

  • Keep HRW’s research guidelines relevant and up to date, and work with others to ensure they are respected.
  • Follow developments and debates in human rights research methodologies and help HRW present its research methodology in public.


  • Carry out other duties as required.


We welcome applications from people who can perform the essential functions of this role even if they do not meet all the desired qualifications – particularly if they are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the human rights sector.

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of work experience in human rights, social science or other related fields.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in human rights training, including research methodologies and other applied skills, training design and instruction. Experience with designing and conducting online and hybrid trainings is advantageous.


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