The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is currently hiring a Staff Associate with primary responsibility for supporting the Menstrual Health Project.

Countries around the world are developing legislative and policy frameworks on menstrual hygiene and health covering different aspects such as menstrual hygiene, de-taxing menstrual products, menstrual leave, or ensuring provision of menstrual products to specific population groups. The project seeks to review policy developments to assess how far-reaching and comprehensive they are, which populations they target, and whether policies translate into budgets and implementation measures to achieve their stated objectives. This review will be informed by human rights principles to assess whether processes are participatory, whether policies reach marginalized groups and individuals, and whether governments are accountable to their policy commitments.

The position is full-time for one year. All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials into RAPS:
1. Cover letter (detailing relevant experience and interest in menstrual health, human rights and policy analysis)
2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
3. Writing sample (ideally focused on policy analysis, max. 20 pages)
4. List of References. Candidates should supply contact information for two references (who may be contacted at a later date) with their application.

For more information on the position, application instructions, and minimum required qualifications, please view the Columbia University Job Portal listing.