Vacancy for Team Leader (Senior Analyst)

Deadline: 15 September 2016
Open to: candidates with a solid knowledge of international human rights theory and practice
Position: full time, starting as early as possible in autumn 2016, and with six month probation period


The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an academic institution affiliated with Lund University in Sweden. The Institute operates world-wide through its seven offices in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Jakarta, Lund, Nairobi and Phnom Penh. The Institute’s overall mission is to improve how the world understands and delivers human rights. The vision of the Institute is to contribute to a fair world for future generations.

RWI is currently seeking candidates with a Senior Analyst profile for the position as Team Leader, Inclusive Societies, based at the Institute’s office in Lund, Sweden. The Team Leader is overall responsible for coordinating and developing the work in the Institute’s thematic focus area Inclusive Societies, ensuring that expertise in this area is consolidated and strengthened, activities are coordinated and strategically developed, and the portfolio of projects is further expanded, increasing the impact of RWI’s work in the area.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and develop RWI programmes and activities (research, human rights education, networking and direct engagement) in the thematic area Inclusive Societies;
  • Carry out analytical work and provide policy advice within the thematic area;
  • Consolidate and develop knowledge, expertise and methodologies in relation to RWI’s work in the area;
  • Assess new opportunities for RWI to pursue in the area, and develop proposals for new initiatives;
  • Provide thematic support in the area in relation to the work of RWI offices and programmes as regards planning, preparation, implementation and follow-up of current activities in this area;
  • Coordinate with other team leaders regarding cross-cutting and methodological aspects of the work;
  • Stay informed of relevant developments, including research, within the area;
  • Initiate and maintain regular contact with partners, relevant authorities, organisations, donors, etc., when it comes to pursuing work in the thematic area;
  • The position will involve periodic travel to RWI activity sites in Sweden and other countries to facilitate the development of new initiatives and provide support for the implementation of current activities. At times, the workload can be high.


  • Solid knowledge of international human rights theory and practice, in particular as concerns inclusion;
  • Have a master-level university degree in a relevant area or discipline. PhD degree or equivalent research experience is a further asset.
  • Significant work experience, including internationally, relating to: RWI areas of activity; strategic development and networking; and inclusion, equality and non-discrimination; as well as experience of project management;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Proven skills to work in teams and generate innovative solutions;
  • Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent English language writing skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and to plan, coordinate and organise work independently with in-depth understanding of its strategic direction;
  • Supportive of a learning organisation with a strong ability to innovate, share knowledge and convey experiences;
  • Flexible and proactive mind-set with a desire to continuously improve work performance.


The position is full time, starting as early as possible in autumn 2016, and with six month probation period.

How to Apply?

Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter online with your application form.

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016, apply as soon as possible.

For further information about the position, please contact Research Director Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen at , or Merethe Borge MacLeod at Trade union contact Karl-Adam Tiderman (

More information on the official website.

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