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.
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.
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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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|Scholarships and Fellowships
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