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Tanzania Young Human Rights Defenders & Graduate Mentorship Program 2024 

2024 Tanzania Young Human Rights Defenders

Country: Tanzania
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Tanzania Young Human Rights Defenders & Graduate Mentorship Program 2024

The Tanzania Young Human Rights Defenders (YHRDs) and Graduate Mentorship Program aim to empower and enhance work-related skills for Tanzanian graduates and young human rights defenders aspiring to work with human rights organizations, human rights institutions, justice institutions, and civil society organizations.

This mentorship program serves as a mechanism to prepare, nurture, guide, and motivate young professionals to join the civil society sector and the human rights sector, fully equipped with practical skills and relevant knowledge. The goal is to help young professionals develop focus and specialization in their career trajectory. The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC), being an organization dedicated to human rights defenders, is keen on encouraging many young professionals to enter the human rights sector during and after their graduate studies.

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Application Details for Tanzania Young Human Rights Defenders & Graduate Mentorship Program 2024

Selected mentees will be enrolled in a one-year mentorship program and placed in various organizations for a year, supported by THRDC and other interested partners, including host organizations. In the initial 30 days, mentees will undergo an intensive online training program on human rights and the civil society working environment, supervised by the East Africa Human Rights Institute.

The program aims to equip mentees with human rights and civil society management skills, including field research, documentation of human rights violations, report writing, human rights litigation for those with a legal background, human rights advocacy, project management, designing and launching effective lobbying and advocacy campaigns, and using modern media to raise awareness of rights violations.

At the of the program, mentees will develop a project addressing a community problem of their choice. Those who prove to be exemplary mentees stand higher chances of being employed by the mentor organization or being recommended to other institutions. A mentorship certificate will be issued at the end of the program and signed by the mentor organization and THRDC.

Eligibility Criteria and Application

  • Be between 21–32 years of age.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in human rights, law, international relations, media, public relations, finance, social work, accounting, project management, ICT and technology or any other relevant field.
  • Be fresh graduates from undergraduate or postgraduate studies.
  • Have a track record of involvement in human rights activities, civil society-related activities, or communities during school.
  • Be currently unemployed or not employed before.
  • Have excellent command of both Swahili and English (spoken and written).
  • Possess good computer skills and the use of all social media and digital forums.
  • Commit to attending this one-year mentorship program at a partner organization and performing all tasks and activities related to career development.
  • Submit certified academic documents.

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Interested applicants should send an application letter, one page motivation letter, one reference letter, academic documents, and their CV to the following email address [email protected] before 20th January 2024.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline20 January,2024
Contact the organizer+255 769 642 208



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