Training Fellowship Programme for NHRI Staff in Asia August – November 2014

Through international development projects and through its various research and training initiatives RWI strives to be a meeting point for theory and practice in the implementation of human rights. To further support these efforts RWI is offering two (2) three month long training Fellowships targeting representatives of NHRIs in South and Southeast Asia. The aim of the training Fellowship is to improve the Fellows’ capacity to develop and implement a human rights training project and/or to more effectively carry out applied research on human rights. As such, a major part of the Fellowship will be focused on developing a human rights deliverable training/ workshop curriculum, based on the proposal in the successful candidates application and finalized together with RWI, that is intended to be implemented in the Fellows’ institutions and countries/region.

Please see attached Terms of Reference for additional information about the conditions and expected outputs of the Fellowship.

Funding and Facilities
The Fellows will be based for the duration of the Fellowships at the RWI in Lund, Sweden, and will be awarded a stipend of SEK 14 000 per month, non-taxable, which will cover all necessary personal expenses in Lund, including housing. In addition to the stipend, RWI will cover the cost of a round trip economy ticket to Lund, office space, computer/Internet connections, acute medical insurance, and access to RWI’s library and its unique collection of human rights- and NHRI materials.

In order to apply for the Fellowship candidates must have

  • A minimum of 1 year of working experience at a NHRI, preferably with experiences and/or a professional position within the fields of education, promotional activities, trainings etc.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ambitions to increase his or her capacity to develop and implement human rights trainings and aspirations to conduct human rights research.

Eligible candidates should submit their application containing a CV (which clearly describes their present position within their institution), a letter of recommendation from the Chairperson of their NHRI (also stating the institutional impact of the Fellowship), and a motivational statement (of not more than 5 pages) addressing the following key points;

  • The main reasons for applying for the Fellowship
  • A short presentation of the human rights training/ workshop curriculum the Fellow intends to undertake and research on while at RWI.
  • How the Fellow intends to use the newly acquired knowledge
  • The potential impact of the Fellowship on the home institution, nation and/or region upon return back

Preference will be given to candidates who choose a topic of regional relevance and application in South- and Southeast Asia within the human rights framework.

All application materials should be submitted together by the 19 May 2014 to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Att: Zophie Landahl, Box 1155, 221 05 Lund, SWEDEN, or by e-mail to

The fellowship should start no later than the 25 August 2014. For further information, please contact Jason Naum, Head of NHRI Unit, Department of International Programmes, +46 (0) 46 222 12 16 (, or Johanna Djukanovic, Programme Officer, Department of International Programmes, + 46 (0) 46 222 12 06 (

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