About RWI and the Afghanistan Programme
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) has worked for nearly forty years to promote respect for human rights through research, education and capacity development. We believe that by supporting practitioners and bringing people together around human rights, on the basis of new knowledge and tools developed, connecting theory and practice, we contribute to lasting human rights change. If you, like us, are passionate about achieving human rights change and want to work in a dynamic international environment, this position may be for you.
RWI is an independent academic institution established at Lund University in Sweden in 1984. We combine multi-disciplinary human rights research with education, capacity building, and outreach to contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and humanitarian law. We work with four thematic areas within human rights: ‘access to justice’, ‘non-discrimination and inclusion’, ‘human rights and the environment’ and ‘business and human rights’. Since the early 1990s, we have cooperated with a wide range of institutions and organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, to advance the practical application of human rights around the world. Our cooperation is characterised by mutual trust, long-term commitment, and achievement of common objectives. Currently, we have offices in Harare, Jakarta, Lund, Nairobi, Phnom Penh, and Yerevan.
RWI’s Afghanistan programme is managed from Lund since 2021, and currently entails three components: The hosting of and support to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan; the hosting of/support to Afghan Research Fellows in Lund and online; and roundtables and conferences. For more information, see https://rwi.lu.se/afghanistan-programme/
Starting 2024, the programme will also include trainings for Afghan human rights defenders, among other new components, as well as an overall expansion in scope, which includes activities in Asia.
As RWI scales up its Afghanistan programme into a large, multiple-donor programme, the programme team in Lund, Sweden, will expand to be able to efficiently support research fellows and experts; implement activities in Sweden and abroad; and to manage budgets, risks, and results.
Responsibilities of the Programme Associate include a combination of administrative and financial support tasks, including e.g., travel arrangements and activity logistics needed in the programme, as well as assisting in ensuring timely follow-up of budget progress, forecasts, and reports, including comments on deviations.
While the aim of administrative tasks is to facilitate the efficient planning, implementation and follow-up of activities, the aim of the financial responsibilities in the position is to reinforce budget management and monitoring in the programme.
The position is based in Lund, Sweden, full time and starting 1 Feb 2024. The contract is a fixed-term for one year, can be renewed and includes a probation period of up to six months.
To see the full description of responsibilities and qualifications of the position, please click here.
We are looking for a proactive, efficient, and detail-oriented person, who is willing and capable of taking responsibility for assigned tasks, and of building and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues and diverse stakeholders in an international context.
Applicants do not need to have formal education as economist or accountant, but experience in related tasks is an asset. Interest and proven capacity for learning new skills are required.
Strong administrative skills and cultural sensitivity are required. Further details on essential and desired qualifications are listed in the link above.
Permission to work in the EU/Sweden is necessary.
Apply for this position no later than 26 December 2023, by uploading your CV, motivation letter, and any other supporting documents through the “Apply” function below.
Please note that applications sent by email will not be registered.
The expected start date is early 2024, subject to the availability of funding.
For any questions about the position, please contact Helena Olsson at Helena.firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified persons, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, age, disability, or other protected status under the law.
We look forward to receiving your application!